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 how to version your files.
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 Do you want to clean up your account and unfork outdated repositories?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,