GitHub Connect Commenters Plugin for Movable Type
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GitHubCommenters Plugin for Movable Type

  • Authors: Easun Lee
  • Copyright (C) 2017 EasunLee.
  • License: MIT License


The GitHubCommenters plugin for Movable Type allows commenters to login and comment to your blog using their GitHub account. Upon login, a user will be created localy for this GitHub user, with their name and public profile picture.


  • Movable Type 4.3 or higher
  • JSON (bundled with MT)


  1. Unpack the GitHubCommenters archive.

  2. Copy the contents of GitHubCommenters/mt-static into /path/to/mt/mt-static/

  3. Copy the contents of GitHubCommenters/plugins into /path/to/mt/plugins/

  4. Login to your Movable Type Dashboard which will install the plugin.

  5. Navigate to the Plugin Settings on the blog you wish to allow GitHub commenters.

  6. Click on Register a new OAuth application link, and create your app on GitHub

    1. Modify any as name,homepage as you like, except Authorization callback URL. This URL should point to the <$mt:CommentScript $> of the site which will be implementing GitHub Connect (this is usually named as mt-comments.cgi and can be changed by mt-config.cgi, e.g.
    2. Press Register application button and you will get the API Key(Client ID) and Secret(Client Secret) form GitHub.
  7. Within your blog's Plugin Settings, input the API Key(Client ID) and Secret(Client Secret) from GitHub.

  8. Enable "GitHub" as a Registration Authentication Method via Preferences -> Registration and ensure that User Registration is allowed.

  9. Republish your blog for all of the changes to take effect.