When redesigning my blog recently I needed a simple way of embedding code snippets stored on Github’s Gist platform into my post content. To keep my new theme lean and mean the best place to add this functionality was from within a simple plugin rather than in the theme itself, it also means I can change my theme and not lose this simple functionality in the future by doing so.
Using this plugin you will be able to automatically embed Github Gist’s into your post content by simply pasting the url of that gist into the WordPress content editor as per the instructions below.
The plugin is hosted on Github and you can download or fork it from it’s master branch below. If you find any issues or have any suggestions you can also open an issue over at Github.