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General Usage

Some plugins and themes hosted on GitHub.com and elsewhere provide for automatic updates using Git Updater. If you have been asked to install Git Updater for this purpose this is all that is required.

  1. Installation and activate the Git Updater plugin.
  2. Add a Personal Access Token so that you will not hit GitHub API’s hourly limit.
  3. The access token must have read privileges for repo and read:packages.

It is not necessary to add a GitHub Personal Access Token, but it’s a good idea.

Personal GitHub Access Token

There is a setting for a personal GitHub Access Token. I strongly encourage everyone to create a personal access token. Create one with at least repo and read:packages privileges and your rate limit will be increased to 5000 API hits per hour. Unauthenticated calls to the GitHub API are limited to 60 API calls per hour and in certain circumstances, like shared hosting, these limits will be more frequently hit. Thanks mlteal.

Be sure to keep the Git Updater plugin updated too. 😉

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