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Transition from GitHub Updater 9.x to Git Updater 10.x

Due to the renaming of the plugin folders and files, after the initial update, the plugin will be deactivated. This is a normal WordPress response to renaming a plugin folder and/or main file name. In this case, I'm doing both of these things. The plugin is designed to rename itself to the correct name. In this case the new correct name is git-updater/git-updater.php.

This renaming process makes automated updates, just for this time, fail as the update will result in the plugin being deactivated. The deactivate/re-activate cycle must be allowed to complete for proper function. I believe this is 2-3 cycles. If you update from the plugins.php page be sure to reload the page after the initial update.

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Git Updater

Git Updater

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A simple plugin to enable automatic updates to your GitHub hosted WordPress plugins, themes, and language packs. Additional API plugins available for Bitbucket, GitLab, Gitea, and Gist.

Comprehensive information regarding Git Updater is available in the Knowledge Base.

Install the latest version here.


This plugin was designed to simply update any GitHub hosted WordPress plugin or theme. Your plugin or theme must contain a header in the style.css header or in the plugin's header denoting the location on GitHub. The format is as follows.

GitHub Plugin URI: afragen/git-updater
GitHub Plugin URI:


GitHub Theme URI: afragen/test-child
GitHub Theme URI:

...where the above URI leads to the owner/repository of your theme or plugin. The URI may be in the format<owner>/<repo> or the short format <owner>/<repo>. You do not need both. Only one Plugin or Theme URI is required. You should not include any extensions like .git.

API Plugins

API plugins for Bitbucket, GitLab, Gitea, and Gist are available. API plugins are available for a one-click install from the Add-Ons tab.


You can sponsor me on GitHub to help with continued development and support.


We now have a Slack team for Git Updater. Please click here for an invite. You will be automatically added to the #general and #support channels. Please take a look at other channels too.


If you are a polyglot I would greatly appreciate translation contributions to GlotPress for Git Updater.