ClassicPress Development with TortoiseGit: Clone Repository

TortoiseGitWhen I started developing plugins for ClassicPress I decided that I needed to be using source control. As ClassicPress is intending to use GitHub for their plugin directory, it made sense for me to use it as well. This post is part of a series on ClassicPress Development with TortoiseGit which is a sub-series of the ClassicPress Development with GitHub series.

With TortoiseGit installed we can start using it for managing source control on projects. The first thing you will want to do is to make a copy of your GitHub repository on your PC so you can amend files. In TortoiseGit terms this is done by cloning the repository.

On my local PC I have a folder called Plugins into which I want to close a repository. To do this, right-click the folder and select Git Clone from the context menu:

Right-click menu showing the clone option

Enter the URL of the repository to be cloned (this will be something like //github/com/azrcrv-toggle-showhide) and ensure the Directory defults to the required folder and click OK:

Git clone - TortoiseGit

Once the clone process has finished, click Close:

Git Command Progress - TortoiseGit

The repository will now be on your local system and available for you to make changes. In the next post, I’ll run through the process of uploading your changes back to the repository.

ClassicPress Development with TortoiseGit
What is TortoiseGit?
Install Git for Windows
Install TortoiseGit for Windows
First run
Update
Clone Repository
Commit
Revert Last Commit

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