How to Install WordPress Plugins and Themes from Github
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How to Install WordPress Plugins and Themes from Github

August 16, 2019


Hey there, i’m Christina Harris with WPBeginner.com
and today i’ll show you how to install WordPress plugins and themes from github. github is a project hosting service that many
open source projects and developers use. It connects to the Git revision control system
and provides tools for collaboration and a social netorking aspect. So people can follow, collaborate or store
their programming projects on github. Since this site is for all types of projects
and not just WordPress, you’ll want to make sure that what you are downloading is in fact for WordPress. To get started just go to github.com and search
for the plugin or theme you are looking for Once you find it go down here and click download zip and make note of where it downloads to on your computer Next you want to go to your plugins area of
your site and click new click upload, choose file and install now. Next you can activate and use your plugin now as you want. Please Note:
Once you’ve installed this plugin, you’ll want to make sure you are getting the updates for
these plugins. by default WordPress only looks for newer versions
of the themes and plugins based on their read me file or the plugin header, but does not
show updates for items downloaded from github. Either the developer will have code added
that will enable you to get updates or you can install a plugin called github updater
which will allow updates for you I hope you liked this video and found it helpful. If you did, click on the like button below and leave us a comment. And if you want to receive more helpful videos don’t forget to subscribe to our channel and check out WPBeginner for more useful information on WordPress.

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