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This plugin creates a shortcode for embedding github files, repositories, readmes or folders.

The shortcode format is (most settings are optional):

[github_box url=”PUT_GITHUB_URL_HERE” border=”radius” style=”box” x=”300″ y=”300″ fgcolor=”#333″ bgcolor=”#fafafa” disable_images=”false”]


The variables:


Here you can put either a github user url, a repository url, a readme url or a file url.
They are threated in different ways; user url will show its repositories;
repository url will show its main files, readme and files will show its contents.

  • border=”radius” OR border=”true”

If we use one of this options will create a border with the content.

  • style=”box”

It will create a scrollable box with the content

  • x=”300″ y=”300″

Those options are the dimensions of the box

  • fgcolor=”#333″ bgcolor=”#fafafa”

Set the text color and background color

  • disable_images=”true”

Remove all images from the content

  • disable_fav=”true”

Remove the fav parragraphs from an user repositories

  • id=”IDNAME”

Creates a cached file of the content. This setting is very recomended to use.
But remember: if you change later the attributes of the shortcode it won’t update
until the cachetime has passed or unless you delete the cached file (in plugin’s directory).

  • cachetime=”10800″

Number of seconds before it rebuilds the cache file (default is 10800seconds=3hours)


  • embed repositories list
  • embed repository file list
  • embed readme with or without images


just install it from plugins list or upload the plugin to the plugins folder.
put it as shortcode with the correct format:
[github_box url=”PUT_GITHUB_URL_HERE” border=”radius” style=”box” x=”300″ y=”300″ fgcolor=”#333″ bgcolor=”#fafafa” disable_images=”false”]


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*updated to work with last github content

*fixed main repository file listing
*removed unnecesary columns in file listing
*fixed embedding in blocks

*updated to work with last github content

Old changelog:

  • -remove coments
  • -using internal http request API from wordpress instead CURL:
  • cleaning code
  • -updated support to embed github files
  • little change
  • arreglos por cambio de cdigo en github
  • avoid the rebuild cache time for localhost or some ip in $myserverip
  • comment ps
  • prevents loading cache file with size = 0
  • -forgot to update a variable name
  • readme: cache warning
  • -added content caching:
    & attributes for save cache as githubin_ with seconds to rebuild the cache.
  • evitamos ms cajas de [github_box] dentro
  • -fix: comparing file name with a larger extension name is disabled
    -fix: plugin doesnt get content if no url has passed to it. (before, it got crazy with plugins like elementor which make a previous view of the post each few seconds)
  • image resize
  • readme changes
  • image change