How to Integrate GitHub Login in your Website | WordPress | OAuth


Github login is possible on any WordPress website using Social Login.

Github offers its user's code hosting and distributed version control using git. It is extremely popular in the coding community as users can store and manage their code effortlessly.

Github WordPress Integration is a powerful tool to have. Thus we use secure authorization protocols to log users into your website in seconds. Enable your users to use their existing Github account to login/register without having to remember another set of username and password. They can simply choose to login with github.

Step 1: Configure an OAuth app in Github

  • Go to https://github.com/settings/developers and sign in with your Github account.
  • On the page, Click on the Register a New Application button.
  • Github login new OAuth application
  • On the following page, Enter Application Name and your Homepage URL.
  • Enter your Authorization callback URL from the miniOrange Social Login plugin.
  • Click on Register Application.
  • Register new OAuth app for github sign in
  • Copy the Client ID from the App page that shows up and paste it in the social login plugin under Client ID.
  • Setup login with Github in your WordPress website.
  • Click on Generate a new client secret. Copy the Client Secret that shows up and paste it in the social login plugin under Client Secret.
  • Client ID and Client secret for login with Github

Step 2: Set credentials in miniOrange Social Login Plugin

  • Go to miniOrange Social Login → Click on Configure Apps → click on Github Login Icon:
  • Once your GitHub app is ready you’ll need to copy and paste the Client ID and Client Secret to the GitHub instructions Field.
  • On the social login plugin dashboard, Click on Save & Test Configuration button.
  • save and test github sign in
  • If you're not already logged-in, please perform github sign in order to test github login.
  • test github login for successfull auth
  • On the next screen, click on Authorize.
  • authorize github sign in
  • If the OAuth app is setup correctly, you will see the Test Successful screen. This means github sign in has been enabled and authorization is working properly.
  • Github sso setup successfully
  • You will be able to see Login with Github button on your login page.
  • WordPress website github login enabled
  • Thus, we have setup Github Login on your website.

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