In this post to his site Tyler Longren shows how to use Composer to install WordPress plugins as well as the usual libraries.
I love Composer. It just makes including libraries or scripts in your app incredibly easy. So easy that it’s stupid not to use it (in many, if not most cases).
[...] I'd never used Composer with a proprietary WordPress plugin before. The plugin is for a client so it’ll never be available to the public. Here’s the steps I took to make this WordPress plugin compatible with Composer so that I can easily bring in third-party libraries.
He breaks it down into a five step process, showing the installation of the Mailgun PHP client:
- Install composer on your server
- Add Mailgun as a dependency
- Check your composer.json file
- Tell composer to install Mailgun
- Autoload Our Mailgun Classes in Our Plugin
With the help of Composer, the Mailgun client is ready to go and accessible in his WordPress instance, quickly and easily.