Deploying to github pages with gh-pages

Using gh-pages npm module to build and deploy a React app to github pages I get this error:

Failed to get remote.origin.url (task must either be run in a git repository with a configured origin remote or must be configured with the "repo" option).

According to this answer to an issue logged on the project, gh-pages expects your remote repo to be named ‘origin’ and doesn’t work if you use any other name when you ‘get remote add’ you repo for a project. Add the same repo with the name ‘origin’ and then it works as expected.

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