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WP-CLI: WordPress Command Line Tools

Have you ever tried to automate WordPress upgrade tasks or deployments? I did, it was a big pain.

Sometimes I would find myself updating WordPress options on 54 different blogs trough the admin interface. Completely tired of it I created a little tool to automate these kind of things trough the command line interface (like every self respecting developer would do). The wp-cli project was born. 

Why did I started a new project instead of modifying one of the available tools?

My code is inspired on some of them but they all missed one essential concept: pluggability. You can add commands to wp-cli from anywhere in WordPress on the fly, which allows anyone to take full advantage of the command line interface.

Shortly after my first batch of commits @scribu picked up the project and added some great functionality and insights. Today multiple people are contributing to the project and I hope plugin developers will pick it up in the near future.

Interested? Fork the repository on Github.

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Andreas is one of the founders of madewithlove. He is fascinated by unsolvable problems and believes he can solve them all.