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How to use GitHub Actions with webhooks & API endpoints

Published April 23, 2021; last updated on September 10, 2021
How to use GitHub Actions with webhooks & API endpoints

GitHub Actions is a great tool for every developer. It can be easily incorporated in your development workflow. Sometimes you’d need to visit a certain endpoint, for example in a REST API. Luckily, this is very easy with GitHub Actions. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to use curl to visit API endpoints.

First, what is curl? Curl (or cURL) is a tool for getting data from a URL and transferring data to it.

How to bulk move multiple files with GitHub Desktop

Published March 9, 2021; last updated on September 10, 2021
How to bulk move multiple files with GitHub Desktop

Moving multiple files at once in the online GitHub environment is not really handy. You’d have to change the name for each individual item and you can’t just drag-and-drop items. One of the easiest ways to bulk move files is by using the GitHub Desktop app. I’ll show you how to do it.

What is GitHub Desktop?

The first step is to install the GitHub Desktop app. The Desktop app is a simple client to work locally with your GitHub repositories.

Automatic WordPress update mechanism with GitHub Updater

Published February 19, 2021; last updated on September 10, 2021
Automatic WordPress update mechanism with GitHub Updater

Adding a custom update mechanism to your WordPress themes and plugins is very handy. Unfortunately it’s currently quite difficult to do with core WordPress functions. I’ll show you how to use GitHub to add your own custom WordPress theme and plugin update mechanism.

So, how will we do this? First, we create a GitHub repository for our theme or plugin files. Then, we’ll see how to use this and I’ll show you how to version your files.

How to unfork a GitHub repository (2021 official method)

Published February 2, 2021; last updated on September 10, 2021
How to unfork a GitHub repository (2021 official method)

Who doesn’t love GitHub? And who hasn’t their GitHub account cluttered with forked repositories of projects you’ve long stopped contributing too? Do you want to clean up your account and unfork outdated repositories? Learn how to unfork a GitHub repo the correct way.

How to unfork a repository

Unfortunately, GitHub doesn’t offer an Unfork repository button. Unforking is a manual process which needs to be done by a GitHub employee. But because of the large demand for unforking or detaching repositories,