1. How to Install WordPress Plugins From Github

"I found this plugin really useful. I downloaded the master zip file, uploaded it as a plugin, and now I can search both GitHub and the WordPress.org plugin repository, for plugins.

This plugin uses the GitHub api to search for files that have the WordPress plugin header, then allows you to install them directly to your WordPress site without having to download the zip, then upload it.

To get the plugin, first download the zip.

Here’s a video, showing how to search GitHub for WordPress plugins"

YouTube Video shows you how to download the zip file and upload it to your site.

Mr. Joost – aka yoast has taken over WPForce. This article is a tutorial to download a plugin so that you can download plugins from GitHub,

in a similar fashion to the WordPress repository.

Update – The plugin shows as ‘bad’. You can download the GitHub Embed for embedding project URLs and GitHub WordPress Widget to display your GitHub profile.

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2. WordPress 4.2 Beta 1

“WordPress 4.2 Beta 1 is now available!
This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.2, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the beta here (zip).
4.2 is due out next month, but to get there, we need your help testing what we’ve been working on:
▪ Press This has been completely revamped to make sharing content from around the web easier than ever. The new workflow is mobile friendly, and we’d love for you to try it out on all of your devices. Navigate to the Tools screen in your WordPress backend to get started (#31373).
▪ Browsing and switching installed themes has been added to the Customizer to make switching faster and more convenient. We’re especially interested to know if this helps streamline the process of setting up your site (#31303).
▪ The workflow for updating and installing plugins just got more intuitive with the ability to install or update in-place from the Plugins screens. Try it out and let us know what you think! (#29820)
▪ If you felt like emoji were starkly missing from your content toolbox, worry no more. We’ve added emoji support nearly everywhere, even post slugs