WordPress Github "oEmbed" plugin
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Github Embed

Plugin that allows you to embed details from github just by pasting in the URL as you would any other embed source. Currently supports:


https://github.com/leewillis77/wp-github-oembed Sample output for repository

User profiles

https://github.com/leewillis77/ Sample output for a user

Milestone summaries

https://github.com/leewillis77/wp-github-oembed/issues?milestone=1&state=open Sample output for a milestone

Repository contributors

https://github.com/leewillis77/wp-github-oembed/graphs/contributors Sample output for a list of contributors

Coming soon:

  • Gists...

The plugin provides very basic styling, but adds classes so you can style as you see fit. If anyone has some ideas for a better default stylesheet - pull requests welcome! lugin that allows you to embed details about a github user, or repo just by pasting in the repo URL as you would any other embed source.


  1. Upload the plugin to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  3. Paste a Github repo, or user URL into a post, or page

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I change the layout?

Not yet, we're hoping to add templating - all contributions welcome!



  • 1.6

    • Internal code cleanups
    • Remove unnecessary debug code
  • 1.5

    • Fixes for newer GitHub milestone URLs
  • 1.4

    • Fix PHP warning that could block contributor embeds.
    • Fix Contributor embeds to use correct API call
    • Pass correct initial value to credentials filters
  • 1.3

    • Expire the oEmbed cache daily
  • 1.2

    • Support for milestone summaries
    • Support for contributor lists
  • 1.1

    • Default CSS and more styling
  • 1.0

    • First release