If you need changes made to the WordPress 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. organization, please create a ticket on Meta Trac.

Creating/Moving Repositories

Requires WordPress Organization Owner permission.

When new projects start up, or existing projects move from their external GitHub organization to the WordPress org, some repository administration is required.

When moving repositories from a different organization to WordPress, you will need to be an owner of that organization, as well as the WordPress organization. When moving repositories from GitHub user accounts, they will need to transfer the repository to your account, then you can transfer it to the WordPress Organization.

GitHub has further documentation on moving repositories.

Once the repository is under the WordPress organization, you should create a new team, or give an existing team write access. Project leads should have Maintainer permission on the team, allowing them to add other users to that team.

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Adding Users

Requires WordPress Organization Owner permission.

Before a user can be added to a team, they need to be a member of the WordPress organization. Users can only be added to the organization by owners.

Every project will likely have ways they prefer to manage when users are added to their team (for example, Gutenberg). You should generally only need to add a user to the WordPress organization when requested by a project lead.

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Adding Apps

Requires WordPress Organization Owner permission.

Apps should be evaluated and added sparingly, on a case-by-case basis. They often require access to private repositories, so the app developer should be highly trustworthy.

Additionally, app behavior should be be evaluated for a project with the scale, scope and reach of WordPress. Apps that may work for small projects may be overly spammy or complex for WordPress.

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