WP-CLI: Don’t Fear The Command Line
It is 2017 and time to make the robots do all the things we can make them do. Machines can do just about anything as long as you give them the properly formed instructions. Fortunately for us WordPress allows us to give these instructions in an easy to learn and very robust manner called The WP-CLI. It is the fastest way to install, activate and update any theme, plugin or just about anything else in your WordPress site.
In this presentation we will demonstrate a simple install script that will have a fully functioning, customized WP website in about the same time than it normally takes download the WordPress.zip file. We will also look for how third party tools and hosts are leveraging the WP-CLI to make your life as a developer even easier.
Walk away with:
– A new appreciation for the command line.
– The desire to script ‘all the things’ to save time.
– Knowledge of serious time saving tools.
– Ideas about how to automate your processes to be more productive and profitable.
About Dwayne McDaniel
Dwayne has been working in tech and open source sales since 2005.
He knew as soon as he started working with Java middleware developers I never wanted to work outside of open source ever again. He first started building in Drupal and WordPress when he needed to build projects for the San Francisco Improv scene. He fell in the love the community of developers and then found his position at Pantheon at the end of 2013.