GitHub is a wonderful site for sharing and discovering code snippets and projects. Many developers are active on the site, sharing their projects and plans with others. If you happen to be one of them, you may want to use the GitHub Release Downloads plugin to display the download count, links, and other information for your repositories.
This plugin comes with a simple shortcode that returns download count values for your releases. It has username, repository name, tag, and latest attributes. You can use them to get all, latest, and specific release downloads. Want to hide file size or download count info? No problem. This is a free plugin.