In this article, we will be teaching you how you can manage WordPress with WP-CLI. We are going to explain to you what WP-CLI is. Not only that, but we are also going to give you a list of the basic WP-CLI commands, as well as how you can use some of the WP-CLI commands.
We do know that a lot of WordPress users might be confused as to what WP-CLI is and how to manage it in WordPress. The great thing is that there are so many commands that you can use in order to manage your WordPress site using WP-CLI. All you have to to is ensure that you take note of all the commands.
That way, it becomes really easy to perfom a lot of tasks with just the use of commands. These tasks may include things like publishing posts and blogs, installing and activating plugins, activating themes, create and delete users, and so much more.
What is WP-LCI?
If you are new to this, do not worry, as we will explain everything to you. First of all, WP-CLI is a set of command line tools. This set of tools is used to manage WordPress installations on a server. In addition, it will allow the admin of the website to complete different administrative tasks, without having to use an actual web browser.
What this means is that this is a management tool that works through a command line interface in order to allow the admins of a WordPress website to complete tasks by executing a set of defined commands.
Some of the tasks that can be completed through the command line tools include upgrading, publishing new post, and so much more. In order to connect to the respective application on the server, the WP-CLI will require SSH access.
Listed in the following section are basic WP-CLI commands. You should take note of these commands because you will be using them.
wp option [add|update|delete|get]
wp plugin [activate|deactivate|toggle|path|update|uninstall|delete|status|install]
wp post-meta [get|delete|add|update]
wp post [create|update|delete]
wp theme [activate|path|delete|status|install|update]
wp transient [get|set|delete|type]
wp user-meta [get|delete|add|update]
wp user [list|delete|create|update]
Now, you will need to make sure that you connect to your server through SSH. We are sure that by now, you do know how you can launch an SSH terminal from the Cloudways platform. Not only that, but you should know how you can connect to your server using SSH. That means, at this point, an SSH session should be open so that we can move on to WP-CLI.