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WP-CLI: Save Time by
Managing WordPress
from the Command Line
WordCamp Montreal, July 4, 2015	

!
Shawn Hooper, CTO,Action...
• I’m Shawn Hooper, a web application
developer from Ottawa.
• I’ve been working in WordPress since
2009.
• I love the wor...
Command Line?!
• A set of command line tools that allows
you to manage WordPress from the
command line.

• http://www.wp-cli.org/
What is...
• Anyone really, but mostly:
• Developers
• Theme Designers
• Server Administrators
Who is this for?
Don’t Fear The
Command Line
• http://www.wp-cli.org/
• Requires PHP 5.3.2 or later
• Requires WordPress 3.5.2 or later
• A “UNIX-like” environment:
• ...
• You need to have SSH access to use
WP-CLI. Some shared hosting packages
do not allow SSH access
• PlanetHoster, SiteGrou...
• Download it:

curl -O https://raw.githubusercontent.com/
wp-cli/builds/gh-pages/phar/wp-cli.phar

• Set permissions: 

c...
• Does it work? Type:



wp

Installing WP-CLI
Installing WP-CLI
Congratulations!
(that was the hard part)
Great… It’s installed.
So now what….
wp <command> <sub-command> <params>
Running Commands:
<param> — required
[—param] — optional flag
[—param=<value>] — optional w/ value
Running Commands:
• Check current WordPress version, or
see if there are updates available.
• Do the update!
• Install a brand new site
• Co...
• Let’s try setting up a brand new site on
a development server using:



wp core download

wp core config

wp db create

w...
• Install, Delete Plugins
• Activate & Deactivate Plugins
• Update Plugins
• Search the repository for plugins
plugin
• Time savers!



wp plugin update — all



wp plugin deactivate — all
plugin
The “db” command interacts with
the MySQL database.
!
wp db export backup.sql



wp db import backup.sql



wp db cli
db
• Safe Search & Replace, including
serialized arrays!

• Supports --dry-run
search-replace
Generate Test Content !
wp post generate --count=500
post
Regenerate Thumbnails
!
wp media regenerate —yes
media
Start an underscores theme!
!
wp scaffold _s mytheme
scaffold
… or a child theme
!
wp scaffold child-theme mychild
—parent_theme=twentyfourteen
scaffold
… or a custom post type
!
wp scaffold post-type mycpt —
theme
scaffold
Download & Activate a Theme
from WordPress.org
!
wp theme install simone —activate
theme
wp user generate
wp user import-csv
Create Users
wp term list
wp term create
wp term generate
Taxonomies
Executes PHP code

* after loading the WordPress Core *
eval & eval-file
Add any functionality you want
that isn’t already included in the
WP-CLI core.
https://github.com/wp-cli/wp-cli/
wiki/List...
You can either write them as a
plugin, or include it using the

—require parameter

on the command line.
Community
Commands
Thank you!
!
E-Mail:
shawn@actionablebooks.com
!
!
Twitter: @shawnhooper
WordPress Slack: shooper
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  1. 1. WP-CLI: Save Time by Managing WordPress from the Command Line WordCamp Montreal, July 4, 2015 ! Shawn Hooper, CTO,Actionable Books @shawnhooper - shawn@actionablebooks.com
  2. 2. • I’m Shawn Hooper, a web application developer from Ottawa. • I’ve been working in WordPress since 2009. • I love the working from the command prompt, reminds me of my days running a BBS (in the days before the Internet) Hi!
  3. 3. Command Line?!
  4. 4. • A set of command line tools that allows you to manage WordPress from the command line.
 • http://www.wp-cli.org/ What is WP-CLI ?
  5. 5. • Anyone really, but mostly: • Developers • Theme Designers • Server Administrators Who is this for?
  6. 6. Don’t Fear The Command Line
  7. 7. • http://www.wp-cli.org/ • Requires PHP 5.3.2 or later • Requires WordPress 3.5.2 or later • A “UNIX-like” environment: • OSX (Macintosh) • Linux • Cygwin (Windows) What do you need?
  8. 8. • You need to have SSH access to use WP-CLI. Some shared hosting packages do not allow SSH access • PlanetHoster, SiteGround, Pantheon, BlueHost, GoDaddy, Media Temple, Windows Azure and more now have CLI support. • VPS services like Digital Ocean and Linode are ideal. Hosts
  9. 9. • Download it:
 curl -O https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ wp-cli/builds/gh-pages/phar/wp-cli.phar
 • Set permissions: 
 chmod +x wp-cli.phar
 • Move it somewhere useful:
 sudo mv wp-cli.phar /usr/local/bin/wp 
 Installing WP-CLI
  10. 10. • Does it work? Type:
 
 wp
 Installing WP-CLI
  11. 11. Installing WP-CLI
  12. 12. Congratulations! (that was the hard part)
  13. 13. Great… It’s installed. So now what….
  14. 14. wp <command> <sub-command> <params> Running Commands:
  15. 15. <param> — required [—param] — optional flag [—param=<value>] — optional w/ value Running Commands:
  16. 16. • Check current WordPress version, or see if there are updates available. • Do the update! • Install a brand new site • Convert an existing site to Multisite! • Verify core checksums core
  17. 17. • Let’s try setting up a brand new site on a development server using:
 
 wp core download
 wp core config
 wp db create
 wp core install --prompt core
  18. 18. • Install, Delete Plugins • Activate & Deactivate Plugins • Update Plugins • Search the repository for plugins plugin
  19. 19. • Time savers!
 
 wp plugin update — all
 
 wp plugin deactivate — all plugin
  20. 20. The “db” command interacts with the MySQL database. ! wp db export backup.sql
 
 wp db import backup.sql
 
 wp db cli db
  21. 21. • Safe Search & Replace, including serialized arrays!
 • Supports --dry-run search-replace
  22. 22. Generate Test Content ! wp post generate --count=500 post
  23. 23. Regenerate Thumbnails ! wp media regenerate —yes media
  24. 24. Start an underscores theme! ! wp scaffold _s mytheme scaffold
  25. 25. … or a child theme ! wp scaffold child-theme mychild —parent_theme=twentyfourteen scaffold
  26. 26. … or a custom post type ! wp scaffold post-type mycpt — theme scaffold
  27. 27. Download & Activate a Theme from WordPress.org ! wp theme install simone —activate theme
  28. 28. wp user generate wp user import-csv Create Users
  29. 29. wp term list wp term create wp term generate Taxonomies
  30. 30. Executes PHP code
 * after loading the WordPress Core * eval & eval-file
  31. 31. Add any functionality you want that isn’t already included in the WP-CLI core. https://github.com/wp-cli/wp-cli/ wiki/List-of-community-commands Community Commands
  32. 32. You can either write them as a plugin, or include it using the
 —require parameter
 on the command line. Community Commands
  33. 33. Thank you! ! E-Mail: shawn@actionablebooks.com ! ! Twitter: @shawnhooper WordPress Slack: shooper

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