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





What is Social Login?


Social Login allows users to connect to any website using various networking platforms such as Facebook, Google, or Twitter. It is a form of single sign-on for users designed and implemented to make logging in easier for end-users. Using social login users can sign into any third-party website without having to create an account.


How does Social Login Works?


The social login process is extremely simple. Users come to your website and select whichever social login provider they want to login. They fill in their details on the social network provider’s site. Once the authentication process is completed by the social provider the user can start using your WordPress website. If they are a new user then they are registered and if they are an existing user they are logged in.


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.
In this guide we will see how to implement Github login on your WordPress website in the easiest way. Learn how to implement Github login on WordPress site in a few easy steps by following the guide below.

Click here to know more about other features we provide in Social Login Plugin.


Step 1: Configure an OAuth app in Github

  • Go to Here and sign in with your Github account.
  • On the page, Click on the Register a New Application button.
  • Github wordpress 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 wordpress

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 wordpress 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.
  • If you not able to Add GitHub Social login icons on your custom login/registration page of your website, you can use our shortcode Guide.



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