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WP-CLI is a set of command-line tools for managing WordPress installations. You can update plugins, set up multisite installs and much more, without using a web browser.

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wp-cli: Access denied for user (but it's ok if using mysql client)

it's really strange: I can connect using mysql client but not using wp-cli. I copied my WP site 5.2 to a new server (Ubuntu 18.04.2) and the webserver Apache2 serves my WP website correctly. ...
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wp-cli PHP Notice after moving server behind load balancer

After setting up an Amazon Elastic Load Balancer, where SSL terminates, I was getting Mixed Content errors on the site, until I added the following line to wp-config.php. if (strpos($_SERVER['...
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How to run nested xargs commands?

I am trying to loop through all sites on a multisite network, and for each site, delete all subscriber users. I have tried this WP-CLI command: wp site list --field=url | xargs -n 1 -I ^ wp user ...
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How to delete a single post using wp cli in command line?

I want delete a single post using wp cli in the command line. There was some issue on one article, where my hosting disabled networking & now want me to remove the article using the console. I ...
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“Could not open input file” error even when WP-CLI is in the path

I'm developing Wordpress locally with XAMPP, and currently trying to install the WP-CLI tools as described here using Cygwin. I renamed wp-cli.phar to wp, made it executable and moved it to the ...
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“Class 'Phar' not found” error setting up WP-CLI with Cygwin

I'm trying to install the WP-CLI tools as described here using Cygwin, which the guide claims is supported. When doing: cd /XAMPP/htdocs curl -O https://raw.githubusercontent.com/wp-cli/builds/gh-...
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WP-CLI over SSH - wp command not found

I'm stuck trying to do the remote SSH with WP-CLI. I have installed WP-CLI on my Webfaction server and tested it's working # This is in server $ wp --info OS: Linux web561.webfaction.com 3.10....
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How to specify which editor is used when editing posts with WP-CLI?

On macOS, when I do wp @alias post edit 1 I get nano. The same happens when I do EDITOR=emacs wp @alias post edit 1. I want emacs, My EDITOR is set to emacs. How do I get emacs? Note that env|grep ...
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Write WP-CLI core check command to file with table structure

If I run the following in console: wp plugin list --update=available I get: +--------+--------+-----------+---------+ | name | status | update | version | +--------+--------+-----------+-------...
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wp-cli configuration in php?

https://make.wordpress.org/cli/handbook/config/#config-files is pretty good, but I'd like to have some more logic in my configuration. Is there a standard way for this? For drush I have .drush/...
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WP-CLI can't list posts

I have a WordPress Multisite (behind a firewall). I use WP-CLI for lots of things. But for some reason wp post list does not work. wp post get works. But wp post list always yields the same output, ...
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wp-cli silently fails with 255 when running wp core install

Working within a Docker container (circleci/php:latest) and I'm struggling with wp-cli a bit. When I attempt to run wp core install I get a silent failure with 255 exit code. I enabled --debug hoping ...
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Is it possible to view WP documentation within the WordPress shell?

I'm having trouble navigating the WP documentation so forgive me if this is common knowledge. Is it possible to view the documentation of classes and methods from within the shell? That is, is there ...
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bash script wp-cli search-replace 0 replacements, but command-line 3000+

I'm runnning this command; sudo -u www-data wp search-replace www.siteurl.com www.newsiteurl.com --recurse-objects --skip-columns=guid --skip-tables=wp_users From command line: 3.456 replacements ...
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wp-cli create post and media import

I would like to create a post and insert a url as an image, right now I have this, it works but creates a gallery block, instead I would just like to create a simple image block . What is the correct ...
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WP changes siteurl, but some URLs then don't work

I have a WP installation that needs moving to a new site URL. I have tried the usual methods listed on this codex. All of them produce the same problem. When I hit a link like this on the site: <...
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wp search-replace (not executing)

I'm running multisite. Looking to replace old URLs with new URLs for pulling a copy of the site form one environment to another environment. Here is my command: wp search-replace --url=domain.com ...
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Does WP-CLI support updating multiple options via a single command?

I'm looking for a way to update multiple options via a single update command. The documentation only suggests the following usage: wp option update <key> <new_value> Does WP-CLI accept ...
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Need MySQL Query or WP-CLI command to updates old URLs in Shortcodes [closed]

My client's website is moved from http to https, and I have updated most of the URLs using queries in phpMyAdmin, but I have been unable to update shortcode URLs. I have used the following query to ...
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WP-CLI Process Killed

I have around 1200 large images which I'd like to regenerate. I'm using the WP-CLI command wp media regenerate. After around 61 images are generated, the terminal shows the message Killed. Why is ...
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Removing a wordpress multisite installation and preserving the database before migrate to nginx

I have a WordPress multisite installation, and I need to remove the multisite, and keeps just the site ID 5 (domain.com/br) in the main address (domain.com). So I follow this tutorial to remove ...
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Creating a subcommand for custom wp-cli command

I'm toying around with writing custom wp-cli commands. I have successfully created a simple command, wp-cli theme save which runs a script to backup the site's theme files: <?php class ...
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Adding content from file with wp post create

I thought I had seen something like this documented where you could pipe in content to a wp-cli arg like so: wp post create --post_type=page --post_title="Blah" --post_content= < content.txt I ...
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WP-CLI How to generate a list of posts with corresponding meta values

I created this SQL query to generate a list of posts (which I will use for a CSV Sheet) SELECT p.ID, p.post_content, p.post_title, pm1.meta_value as 'Amazon.com', pm2.meta_value as 'Amazon.co.uk' ...
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Set Site Icon programmatically (eg. using `wp cli`)

Wordpress has a "Site Icon" feature that serves correctly-sized favicons and so on to browsers. Is there a way to drive this feature programmatically, eg. by uploading media and setting an option with ...
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Sync users from production and development environments using wp cli

I want to sync users registered at production environment to development environment. Using the below command sequence for this: 1) Find max user id at the target dev environment using: wp ...
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WP-CLI --meta-input error: Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach()

I'm using this code to import posts from a csv file, which works great except for the meta_input (custom fields) while IFS=$'\t', read -r col1 col2 col3 col4 col5 col6; \ do \ wp post create \ --...
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Is WP-CLI safe to use in a hosting environment? Why?

Beginner question. I am learning to use WP-CLI and I am trying to understand how/why it's safe to use. Are there any security measures I need to take when adding it to a hosting environment?
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WP CLI - show users whose ID is larger than given ID

The below code achieves what i need for given ID = 200. wp user list --role='customer' --orderby=ID --order=asc | awk 'FNR == 1 {next} $1>200 {print ;}' How to do it with wp user list and WP ...
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PHP if statement with German umlauts [closed]

Im sure someone can help here pls. I have an problem with German Umlauts (ä,ü,ö) Code $wppost_interpret = $this->data['track']['itunes']['artistName']; $wppost_interpret_title = $this->data['...
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Blank character set with WP-CLI

On one of our servers, WP-CLI seems to be convinced that the character set must be an empty string. $ wp db cli mysql: Character set '' is not a compiled character set and is not specified in the '/...
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remove roles from multisite users but retain post attribution?

I work with a large multisite that uses a plugin that allows LDAP authentication. We would like to clean up roles for users who are now longer have accounts in Active Directory, just to keep things ...
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Overwrite media matching post title using WP CLI's media import command

I am trying to overwrite a media post using the WordPress CLI. The wp post create --post_type=attachment command can create an empty media item, but cannot attach an image file through WP-CLI. This ...
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Exporting CPT from dev site and import into live site?

Trying to figure out the best way of doing this with the WP CLI. Right now I'm running: wp export --dir=./tmp_posts/ --post__in=2656 --with_attachments This creates an export file, but some of the ...
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Attachments failing to import with WP CLI

So I'm transitioning a site to a new server and doing a redesign. I used the wp cli tool to export from the old site and import into the new. For some reason, a lot of the images failed to import, ...
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Wordpress speed slow after .5 million single image post via wp-cli

I am trying to Creat Wordpress website that will contain 10 Million post, such that when i upload a single its become a post with it's own name as title. and i am importing these images with Wp-cli. ...
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I can not update fields with the tax_input tag using wp cli

i'm using this command for update in command line using wp-cli tool. wp post update 12349 --meta_input='{"opalestate_ppt_parking":"2"}' --tax_input='{array('opalestate_statuschecklist' => 'rent')}'...
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Unit test for wordpress plugin

I have followed wordpress office blog -->https://make.wordpress.org/cli/handbook/plugin-unit-tests/ to implement unit testing in plugin. I have been able to write a simple test on one of my method of ...
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Can run cron event manually with WP-CLI but not with any plugin, unsure if it's being scheduled

I have a cron event that I am able to manually run with wp cron event run --all When I go to my dashboard and go to WP-Crontrol OR Advanced Cron Manager, I can see my event listed and tell it to ...
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How to specify to wp-cli for the `wp config create` (`wp core config`) command that the DB user is an 'all hosts' user?

My wp config create command: wp core config --dbname=wordpress --dbuser=wordpress --dbpass='this is not the real password' Running it: $ wp core config --dbname=wordpress --dbuser=wordpress --...
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XDG-OPEN is not recognized by WP CLI admin command

So i installed the wp admin package, but i can't seem to get her working, an error pops up telling me xdg-open doenst exist.. For install i used: wp package install git@github.com:wp-cli/admin-...
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In a continuous integration environment how do you implement the database entries for plugins and themes

I'm setting up a wordpress continuous integration environment - git->composer->bitbucket-AWS codepipeline, etc. I have yet to figure out how I automate, for the development team, the setup of the ...
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Uninstall WP-CLI

I have WP CLI installed on my server. Is there a command to uninstall the package? Here's where it's been installed on my server: I'd rather uninstall the package vs using rm -r.
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Different output from WP-CLI in bash vs PHP exec()

I installed this package on WP-CLI. When I run wp login create in bash it works fine, but when I run exec("wp login create") in PHP script WP-CLI return this error: Error: 'login' is not a ...
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Can't install local plugin (zip) with wp-cli [closed]

I'm using WP-CLI with Docker, everything works fine but I can't seem to find a way to install plugins that are on my local drive. I'm following the instructions, and do : wp plugin install ../assets/...
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Install plugin on remote wordpress

I want to install a plugin using wp-cli (or anything else) on a WordPress based website. I have URL, admin-user, admin-pass only. (no FTP/ssh). I want to do it programmatically, without going into the ...
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WP-CLI is unable to update password

I execute following command to change password for admin user from command line: wp user update admin --user_pass="mynewpassword" --allow-root I got following error message: WordPress database ...
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Faster Unit Testing in WordPress?

I'm using WordPress Unit Testing to develop a plugin. The Unit Testing is the one provided by WP-CLI with the wp scaffold plugin-tests command: https://make.wordpress.org/cli/handbook/plugin-unit-...
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WP-CLI cron on multisite using WP-Toolkit “succeded”, but callback not executed

I'm trying to trigger WordPress crons within a multisite using Plesks WordPress toolkit. Generally it is working, but the callback doesn't seemed to be executed. The command to execute crons: /...
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Can I use wp-cli to create posts with a custom post types?

I regularly need to create a batch of posts of a custom post type, with names and meta values that follow a regular pattern. This seems like a perfect canditate for using wp-cli, but so far it hasn't ...