ClassicPress Plugins Available From azurecurve | Development in 2023: Get GitHub File

ClassicPressIn this series of articles, I am going to introduce each of the plugins I have developed for ClassicPress, a hard-fork of WordPress, which was originally created to provide an alternative, yet compatible, CMS without the Gutenberg block editor.

The 20th plugin is Get GitHub File.

Get GitHub File
Gets the content of a file from a GitHub repository and outputs using the [github-file] shortcode.

Settings allow default options, such as author, folder, filename to be specified. Additional options to allow the removal or conversion of WordPress headers in readme.txt files.

Available shortcode parameters:

  • account – account on GitHub
  • branch – branch to get file from
  • folder – folder containing the file
  • file – file to get from GitHub repository
  • repository – name of GitHub repository
  • startfrom – text in file to start outputting from (e.g. # Description)
  • htmlastext – 1 to output HTMl as text and 0 to output as HTML
  • shortcodesastext – 1 to output shortcodes as text and 0 to output as shortcode
  • wordpresstitles – remove/ignore/convert

All parameters except repository can be defined as defaults in settings.

Example shortcode usage:

[github-file branch="master" repository="azrcrv-get-github-file"]

Output is in markdown, but use of a plugin such as Markdown by azurecurve | Development can convert this markdown to HTML markup.

This plugin is multisite compatible; settings need to be configured for each site.


The current release of the plugin can be downloaded from GitHub

More information

More information on this plugin can be found on the azurecurve | Development page for the plugin.

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