Github Integration with Vanilla Forums

Posted by Adrian Speyer on Aug 20, 2014 9:07:58 AM
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Vanilla Forums Integration with Github

What is Github?

GitHub has become one of the most popular code repository services in the world. Developers use it to store source code and it allows developers to contribute code to a common source code.

Integration between Vanilla Forums and Github

Vanilla Forums allows you to create an Issue, in a specific GitHub repository, directly from a comment or discussion in your community.

How does it work?

The first step is to have the Github Add-on enabled in your Vanilla Forums account, and to follow the steps in our integration guide. Once enabled, here is how it works:

To create an Issue, authorized users select ‘GitHub - Create Issue’ from the gear icon drop down in any comment or discussion:


Name and email will be pre-populated. Other required fields will need to be filled out



The Issue will be created in GitHub and an information panel will be displayed (to staff only) under the post.



And the issues will also be displayed on Github:



Please note: The integration works best when using the markdown editor. Also, our GitHub integration uses oAuth, so that means your Github passwords are not stored in Vanilla at any time.

Is it available now?

This plugin is available now to all customers subscribed to the Corporate, Enterprise or VIP plan. If you do not see the plugin, please contact your account manager for more information.

Vanilla Forums offers a cloud based solution that can help complete your customer support solution. Try Vanilla Forums Cloud Solution free for 30-days.

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