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The official command-line interface to manage WordPress instances. More information:

  • Print information about the operating system, shell, PHP, and WP-CLI (wp) installation:

wp --info

  • Update WP-CLI:

wp cli update

  • Download a fresh WordPress installation to current directory, optionally specifying the locale:

wp core download --locale={{locale}}

  • Create basic wpconfig file (assuming database on localhost):

wp config create --dbname={{dbname}} --dbuser={{dbuser}} --dbpass={{dbpass}}

  • Install and activate a WordPress plugin:

wp plugin install {{plugin}} --activate

  • Replace all instances of a string in the database:

wp search-replace {{old_string}} {{new_string}}

  • Import the contents of a WordPress Extended RSS (WXR) file:

wp import {{path/to/file.xml}}