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Get Gist


A simple WordPress plugin that adds a gist shortcode for getting a single Gist and the files within. It uses the Gist V3 API. Has the option for authentication via Personal Access Token.

Get a Gist using a WordPress shortcode: [gist id=00000000 file=file-name.php]

The Gist will return as plain text. I recommend using WordPress plugin Syntaxhighlighter Evolved to highlight the Gist. See below for details.

Visit [Get Gist on Github](http:// “Get Gist”) for more options and information.


  1. Upload get-gist to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Add your Github API key on the plugins settings page (optional)


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“Get Gist” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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  • Initial release version.


  • Added ability to insert and API key.


  • Added readme.txt.


  • Updated some information.