Github based plugins

I have a couple plugins I use that are not in the WP repository, but, instead, come from Github. Is there an easy way, in MainWP, to see when those have updates as well?

Hi @fotan,

thanks for reaching out.

Can you please tell me do you get updates notifications available in WP on your child sites?

Not at this time, no. I believe there is a plugin I can install that tracks updates for other plugins that live on Github.

Hi fotan,

if there is a plugin that would allow plugins for Github to see available updates, in theory, it could work and enable MainWP to reflect them. But at this moment, I can’t guarantee that it would work since I have never tested this.

I did some looking today and found a couple, but they are quite old. There are some paid services, but I don’t see anything that you just install and it works. I think I’m just dreaming. :slight_smile:

Maybe there are some other users with more experience with this. Let’s see if someone jumps in and share their findings.

I only know there’s a Github Updater plugin and I think it’s this one: GitHub - afragen/git-updater: This WP plugin will update GitHub, Bitbucket, GitLab, and Gitea hosted plugins and themes but I haven’t used it myself (never needed).


WP Tavern has talked bout this plugin before so it should be worth a shot. Among other libraries available. If the plugins are yours, you can add a tracker to it that will do the same thing but I don’t think that’s what you are after.

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