WP-CLI is the command-line interface for WordPress. You can update plugins, configure multisite installations and much more, without using a web browser.
With this tool it is possible to manage the websites installed, like changing the password of users or exporting the database. This tool is used inside VVV from the default provisioners and internals and is very powerful.
VVV includes the nightly version of WP-CLI, but if you want to contribute to WP CLI development, you can install the
wp db import ~/db-export.sql # VVV automatically generated database bbackups on halt wp search-replace http://olddomain.com https://newdomain.com --export=newdb.sql --all-tables # Generate a dump with the url replaced wp media regenerate # Regenerate all the thumbnails and the various images wp post generate --count=10 # Create posts with dummy content
Contribute to WP-CLI
VVV include a utility to install the official dev environment with all the various repositories from https://github.com/wp-cli/wp-cli-dev/. To use this new instance replace
To use this, SSH into the virtual machine with
From the WP-CLI dev folder it is possible to run the unit tests of the various commands:
composer behat # all the unit tests of a command composer behat -- ./features/yourtest.feature # for a specific test
WP-CLI has exhaustive documentation on how to utilize and on how to contribute.
We recommend adding a new git remote to the repository, so that you can push changes to GitHub for pull requests.
Using WP-CLI from the Virtual Machine
SSH into the virtual machine with
To run WP-CLI commands on a specific site, change directory to that site, e.g. for the
There are already a lot of guides about WP CLI: