Introducing the GitHub Invite tool

Many The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. teams have been migrating over to GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. for repositories and Issue tracking, but with that has come some limitations of GitHub – namely, that in order for users to be able to alter issues/prs or push changes to a repo, they first need to be a member of the GitHub organisation.

So far we’ve resolved that by having some trusted team reps have GitHub Admin status, allowing them to invite members to the organisation as needed, but other teams have had to make a request in #meta on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at for a GitHub admin to new members of teams to the organisation.

Through #7082-meta I’ve added a new tool to, allowing administrators of the make site with /wp-admin/ access to invite members to the GitHub organisation and their respective teams.

This is available under Tools -> Invite GitHub Member.

In the below video, you’ll see the workflow to invite a member to the organisation, and also how to cancel that invitation if it was accidentally sent to the wrong person. After the invitation is accepted by the invitee, they’ll be automatically added to the selected team(s).

The tool has been configured for any make teams that have existing GitHub teams. If you don’t see a team you expected to see listed, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” in #meta and we’ll be able to enable it for you.

#7082-meta, #github