Project showing empty repository, activity showing commits

This is really frustrating and I can’t figure it out. I’m trying to get started using GitLab Pages, but nothing I do seems to be working. I created a new project per the documentation, and I included the .gitlab-ci.yml file for a plain html site. I then went into the “Pages” tab and there was indeed a link to the project, but when I clicked on it I got a 404 error. I don’t understand what’s wrong. I did everything that the documentation said to do, but nothing worked. So I decided to start over. I deleted that project, created a new project, and pushed the files. I pushed these changes to my remote and when I refreshed the page, my files did not appear. I looked under “Activity”, and I could see my commits. I am not new to Git. I have been using GitHub for about a year, and I have successfully created other projects on GitLab. What is going on?