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GitHub Setup

In order to use the GitHub feed on Sidebar Support you must have an account with Github. You will need to setup a Basic Authentication token.

Here is how you set it up:

  1. Log into
  2. Once logged in, Click your Gravatar/Icon in the top right corner. A menu should appear.Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 5.49.02 PM
  3. Select “Settings”.Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 5.50.06 PM
  4. On the left side menu of the page click “Personal Access Tokens”.Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 5.50.58 PM
  5. Click “Generate new token” button in the top right corner of page.Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 5.52.07 PM
  6. Fill out the settings as follows: Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 5.56.06 PM
  7. Click “Generate Token” button!Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 5.57.28 PM
  8. Copy your new personal access token now. You won’t be able to see it again! **NOTE** Do NOT leave page for next step open a new window or tab until you have copied the access token and pasted into sidebar support settings for github.Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 6.00.03 PM
  9. Log into your WordPress install.
  10. Click Sidebar Support.Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 4.41.19 PM
  11. Click the GitHub TabScreen Shot 2016-05-27 at 6.01.42 PM
  12. Copy and Personal Access Token into the “Personal Access Token” field.Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 6.03.31 PM
  13. Now just fill in your User and/or Organization fields.**NOTE** If you don’t want to show User feed in the “Show By” field select “Hide This Feed” option as the User is retrieved by the user who created the token. For the Organization feed  just leave the “Organization Name ” field blank to not show it. Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 6.09.09 PM
  14. Click “Save All Changes” and your ready to go!Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 6.09.52 PM

Be Sure that you have selected the Menu Option to show on the front end of the site!Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 4.52.13 PM

An Icon should Appear to show you the GitHub feed! Happy supporting!