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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 Enabling Maintainance Mode

During theme or plugin upgrades, maintenance mode is enabled and then disabled once complete. Is it possible to manually enable / disable maintenance mode? Enabling Maintenance mode... Downloading ...
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wp-cli with MAMP shows sh: mysql: command not found

I just installed wp-cli using homebrew and changed the PHP path in .bash_profile to below. export WP_CLI_PHP=/Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php5.6.10/bin/php export PATH=$PATH:/Applications/MAMP/Library/...
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wp-cli: run post generate and post meta add together

I would like to generate a number of posts and attach the same featured image to all posts. wp post generate --count=20 wp post meta add <id> _thumbnail_id 215 But how can I run this two ...
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Correct file permissions for in-browser updates using WP-CLI

I installed WP using WP-CLI (i.e. on the command line on the remote server). I'd like to give another person the ability to change the theme, plugins, etc. using the standard WP admin browser ...
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WP-CLI :: Cannot installing plugin as www-data

Just started using WP-CLI and instead of running with --allow-root, decided to run as www-data user. Things are good so far but cannot install any plugin that way at all: root@wp-ks320:/var/www/ks320#...
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WP-CLI not recognizing commercial plugin updates

I'm running into an issue I haven't encountered before where WP-CLI is not recognizing plugin updates for commercial plugins. The plugin updates appear in my WordPress dashboard, but running ../wp-...
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DataBase connection problem with PHPUnit and WordPress

I'm trying to run PHPUnit to unittest a WordPress plugin, but the error below keeps showing up. Warning: mysqli_real_connect(): (HY000/2002): No such file or directory in /private/tmp/wordpress/wp-...
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Update BackupBuddy with WP-CLI

I've written a script that basically loops through all of the WP sites on our server and updates everything: core, plugins, themes. It does, however run into one issue: It will not update BackupBuddy....
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WordPress API - count posts

Is there a way to count the number of posts / pages via the WordPress API? I'm wanting to insert a post then check, using the API, that the count has gone up by 1. I've looked at http://codex....
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WP CLI theme install. Install a private repo?

I have a bash script that installs and activates a theme like this: wp theme install https://bitbucket.org/organization/theme/get/master.zip --activate The problem is that it only works with public ...
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Using wp-cli can I not query pages by their title?

All of these do the same thing: wp post list --post_type=page wp post list --post_type=page --post_title=dfdsfds wp post list --post_type=page --title=sdfdsf How can I query the post by the title? ...
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wp-cli installation

i installed 0h-my-zsh; then wp-cli, change .zshrc file and wrote : # FIX PHP MAMP for WP-CLI export PATH=/Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php5.6.2/bin:$PATH export PATH=$PATH:/Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/...
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how to update serialized options programatically?

I want to automate updating plugin options. There are some things that I repeat a lot. With wp-cli I know I can update simple options like this: php wp-cli.phar option update blog_public 1 However, ...
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How can I add an RSS widget using WP-CLI?

I can add an rss widget with this command: wp widget add rss my-sidebar --title=News --items=5 But when I add a URL parameter, like this: wp widget add rss my-sidebar --title=News --items=5 --url=...
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How to move back a command in WP-CLI from wp shell?

Absolute beginner here... I'm familiarizing myself with WP-CLI, and I typed "wp shell" taking me to wp> (input box) How do I escape wp shell and go back to ["username" /home/public] (input box)? I'm ...
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How to change user_login with wp-cli?

How to change the username with wp-cli? This does not work: wp user update old_login --user-login=new_login
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How to change user password with wp-cli?

wp-cli is great. But it's not clear how I can quickly change a user password with it. How to change a user's password programatically can probably help to figure this out. Although wp user ...
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How to use wp-cli.yml file?

I am trying to set up a wp-cli.yml file but every time I run the command, the file is ignored. Where should the file be located? And how should I call the command to use it? I tried having a file in ...
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How do I set and list page_template with wpcli?

I have a page that has a new template, and I want to set that new template with wp-cli. When I wp post get <id> I get an output like the following: +-----------------------+--------------------...
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Wrong output order when mixing WP_CLI::API and php-cli-tools

Fixed by WordPress update - cause unknown. I have a couple of plugins that use various custom WP-CLI commands I've written. I've copied then from one WordPress project – where it's working correctly ...
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PHP Parse error on WP-CLI, not on web server

I have a network of over a hundred sites and I try to use wp-cli to make bulk changes to many of these. Particularly to their wp_x_options table via wp --url=site.url option update However, wp ...
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How can I bulk delete media and attachments using WP-CLI?

I'm trying to mass delete 4000 images in a wordpress website. WP itself sets the max to 999, which would work fine and take a few minutes to delete them via the backend. However, I get REQUEST URI TOO ...
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Local Wordpress installs don't verfiy against wp-cli checksum check and how to fix that issue.

i've installed wp-cli today, while testing i ran into one surprising issue. on `wp core verify-checksums' the following errors showed up: Warning: File doesn't verify against checksum: wp-includes/...
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How Can I setup WP CLI on Windows development machine running AMPPS?

I want to setup WP CLI. On the home page it says that it needs a UNIX like operating system. I am running windows 7 for development but I could probably setup a virtual Ubuntu box or something. Would ...
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What's a better workflow for database migration?

When asked to work on an existing WordPress Site, I generally take a copy of the whole site and work on it locally. For quite a few years I have used a script such as the following after importing the ...
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Is resetting post data necessary with custom WP_CLI commands?

Is it strictly necessary to call wp_reset_postdata(); in a WP CLI command? I am doing it out of habit but just wondered if the $post object needed to be reset.
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Using WP CLI to set options in WP Multisite

I have WP-CLI working fine using WP Multisite (or network). I can create blogs, add users, set permissions etc. But am not certain how to enable plugins for individual blogs via WP CLI. For example, ...
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Running WP Cron on multisite the right way

I have WordPress Multisite with several sites. I set up DISABLE_WP_CRON to true in my wp-config.php. If we set up cron task with wget or curl we have 30 sec rule to execute PHP script. It's so small ...
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How to perform WordPress backups using wp-cli?

I am relatively new to working with WordPress, but I am very comfortable with, and prefer to use the command line. I need to backup WordPress before performing a version upgrade. I came across wp-cli ...
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How to create a WP-CLI command with $_POST?

I would like to create a WP-CLI command for WordPress Database Reset plugin. In the main function it uses $_POST for the options but when running the command in cli they will not exist. How should ...
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how do you use Wp-cli on Shared Hosting? [closed]

I Have Godaddy Deluxe linux hosting it is shared server, so I don’t have the root password of the machine. I can create, move and delete files via SSH in my home folder but not in the root ...
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wp-cli import theme sample data

i am trying to create an automated process of installing a wordpress site from scrach (no db, no user, no files, no settings) to the point were the site is up and it has it's own custom theme with the ...
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Wordpress test environment on windows

I'm new to TDD and want to set up a test environment for my wordpress plugin. I was able to find a sample plugin from wp-cli with the very useful script. It was very easy to write the first test ...
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wp-cli is not working properly. No response from commands

I am trying to make a copy of a live site on a test server. I installed wp-cli and wp-cli sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. When it doesn't work, it just returns nothing. Not one character of ...
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Jetpack Upgrade fails with WP CLI [closed]

Been trying to upgrade Jetpack from the admin for a few times on my site on a shared package with my hosted Dreamhost. It failed too often. I emailed on issues upgrading before and they suggested I ...
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WP-CLI Cannot Connect to Database due to Vagrant

I am running the most recent version of WP-CLI on my mac. I do all WordPress development within Vagrant, but would like to run WP-CLI commands in the host machine. I have a domain alias from "dev....
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All plugins deactivated. What could cause this?

I have an AWS server running four WordPress sites. All plugins have been deactivated on one of the sites and I cannot enable them. When I try enabling them in bulk, or individually, there is no ...
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wp-cli 0.14.1 MySQL error

I just updated to wp-cli 0.14.1 today and once again having a MySQL issue. I'm on Windows, Wampserver, and Cygwin. When I first updated to the last rev (0.14.0) I had a similar problem and wound up ...
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Using wp-cli to Update WP Networks / Multisite from 3.5.1 to 3.8

I've been handed a WP Networks site that is running WP (Networks) 3.5.1 on RHEL 5.8 with about 40 sites attached to it. I see the need to update to 3.8. By background, I'm more familiar with ...
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WP-CLI works on non WP-CLI installed Wordpress instance?

I came across WP-CLI via the tutorial at http://centminmod.com/nginx_configure_wordpress_ffpc_plugin.html and was wondering does WP-CLI work on Wordpress instances which were NOT initially installed ...
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wp-cli doesn't find and wordpress installation

I wanted to try wp-cli, downloaded the phar and installed it by moving it to ~/bin which is in my path. Then wp --info works, but maybe shows insufficient information. (e.g. no php path, though it is ...
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BackupBuddy WP CLI Invalid Profile Error

When I try to run a WordPress (3.8) backup of a site using wp-cli 10 alpha (site here) wp --info PHP binary: /usr/local/bin/php-5.3 PHP version: 5.3.5 php.ini used: /etc/php53/php.ini wp-cli ...
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How do I pass an array as an argument to a WP-CLI command?

I want to use WP-CLI to create some new posts with custom taxonomy terms assigned. The challenge is that wp_insert_post's tax_input argument only accepts arrays, which I would have to specify on the ...
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wp-cli displays php notices when display errors off

I am using wp-cli and I am having php notices and errors show up when running wp-export. Some of these warnings and errors are ending up in the output file. How can I force errors to NOT show up. I ...
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Why can't the WP-CLI installer find my php.ini?

I am trying to install WP-CLI on my Mac using the standard installation command (found here: http://wp-cli.org), yet I am receiving the following error message: #!/usr/bin/env php Some ...
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How to use command 'wp post create' in wp-cli properly?

I need to create a single post with title, content and excerpt with this command as it's described in the utility documentation. Could you please show me an example of how to use it? I couldn't find ...
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Is there a drush equivalent for WordPress yet?

I'm working with Drupal on a project right now, and for all its faults, having a command line interface like drush to the Drupal framework is a godsend. Is there an equivalent for using WordPress to ...
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