Display Git Status is a pretty simple plugin, all it needs is access to the
shell_exec function and to be pointed at a git repository.
The plugin will not perform any state altering operations, it accesses the repository using read only methods to fetch information like branch name, last commit and status.
When the git repository is located (defaulting to
wp-content, or overwritten via a setting) the plugin will add a new admin bar item with the git icon and the current branch name.
When your site has untracked changes the menu items background will turn red.
This is ideal as it gives you a small marker directly in the admin area that some changes have been made which you probably need to look into.
Additionally when accessing the plugins admin page you can see the result of the
git status command, and the last commit applied to your site.
What repositories can it track?
The plugin can read from any git repository, it performs on basic git commands.
All you need to do is ensure your web user can access the git repository, and that the
shell_execfunction is enabled.
Additionally it doesnt have to the root or wp-content folder. The plugin can read and display information for any repository it has access to on the filesystem.
Does it commit changes?
No this plugin only reads your git repositories status. There are no plans to make this anything more.
What permissions are required?
Anyone with the
manage_optionspermissions can see/edit the git status admin page.
Contributors & Developers
“Display Git Status” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
- Fix Command and XXS inject, props to @xrzhev
- Initial Release