How To Find & Install GitHub Plugins From WordPress?

You can set your WordPress installation to use its native plugin installer for finding and installing plugins hosted on GitHub.

There are many good free WordPress plugins available on GitHub. In this lesson you will learn installing GitHub plugins right from your WordPress admi area dashboard.

What Is GitHub?

GitHub is a Git repository, a web-based project hosting service that offers all of the functionality of Git as well as adding many of its own features.

Unlike to Git, which is a command-line tool, Github provides its users with a web-based graphical user interface, allowing desktop and mobile integration.

It also gives you access control and several collaboration features like wikis, task management, bug tracking and feature requests for every project.

Manually Installing GitHub Plugins

Manually installing WordPress plugin from GitHub is like manually installing a WordPress plugin. You first need to download GitHub plugin, then visit Plugins -> Add New WordPress admin page and then upload the plugin ZIP by clicking the ‘Upload’ button.

How To Install GitHub Plugin From WordPress?

It is possible to install plugins hosted at GitHub, from your WordPress admin area dashboard but always keep in mind that there’s no team at GitHub sitting and officially approving each plugin. So before installing any plugin, make sure that it is from a trusted source.

GitHub Plugin Search is a WordPress plugin that extends your WordPress installation to enable you to search and install plugins from GitHub.

Start by installing GitHub Plugin Search plugin in WordPress

Upon activation you will be able to search GitHub plugins from your admin area dashboard Plugins -> Add New page. There are no configuration options to set. Also read: How To Receive GitHub Plugin Updates In WordPress?

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