How to Install WordPress Plugins and Themes from GitHub
As we mentioned earlier that GitHub is a code hosting service. It is free to use for open source projects, and currently it is the most popular project hosting service among open source developers. It uses Git revision control system, hence the name GitHub. Not only it provides easy tools for collaboration, GitHub also offers social networking features such as following users, giving repositories stars, subscribing to repositories and projects, etc.
How to Install WordPress Plugins Directly From Github
This is interesting – but I agree that it is absolutely essential to have the option to switch between WordPress.org and GitHub. I also agree there needs to be a good way to limit the results of the search. Even though WordPress.org is not a perfect model for ensuring plugins follow coding guidelines, there is a system that keeps out most of the chaff. I would like to see them jettison plugins that have not been updated in years(!) – but the same is true on Github. There are going to be orphans that no longer have an active community that turn up in a search if there isn’t a way to set criteria for your search. Yes, you should check the details before you install anything from anywhere – but still – setting criteria would lower the overhead in search.
Find and Install WordPress Plugins through Github
Github is not designed specifically to distribute WordPress plugins. Unlike WordPress.org repo, which moderates all the submitted plugins, Github allows anyone to upload and host their project in it without strict screening. This could be taken advantage of by people who upload plugins with malicious codes, which for intance could allow backdoor access to your blog without your permission.