Some of you may have noticed the new GitHub widget on the right, what you may don't know is that I made it.
Why should you use it?
Before writing my own widget I tried some other plugins I found on WordPress.org, they were all using
curl to fetch the data from GH before responding to the page request.
From my empirical experience this was causing a major slowdown on the loading time, but I don't have any data to prove it so you should take this with a bit of salt.
I have some ideas to expand the widget, shortly I will add the ability to:
- Show forks
- Hide the OctoCat
If you have any idea on how to improve this widget feel free to leave a comment or open an issue of GitHub.