If you’ve never installed a plugin other than through the WordPress plugin repo, and you found a plugin on GitHub, you may not know what to do with it. Here’s a really quick and dirty rundown on how to get up and running.
- From the GitHub repo, make sure you’re on the Code tab, click on the green “Code” dropdown button and then choose “Download ZIP”.
- On your WordPress site, navigate to Plugins | Add New.
- At the top of the page, click on the “Upload plugin” button, and then click on the “Browse” button to find the .zip file you just downloaded from GitHub.
- Click “Install Now”.
- Assuming there were no issues, you can then activate the plugin by clicking on “Activate Plugin” on the success screen that comes up.