It’s amazing how much WordPress code is available on github. Many developers choose not to place their plugins on WordPress.org for one reason or another, but this makes their code less convenient for others to find. Using a plugin from github traditionally requires you to visit github, search for the plugin, download the zip file and upload it to your site to install.
An Easier Way to Find and Install WordPress Plugins Hosted on github
Paul Clark has created a plugin called Github Plugin Search that will allow you to access and install WordPress plugins directly from your dashboard. He found a way to connect the github code search API to the WordPress plugin installer API. Here’s a quick demo of how this works: (more…)