Ebook all about the WP CLI


Over the past few months I’ve been working on a eBook for developers and site managers on utilising the WP CLI.

The plan is to keep growing the book to make it the ultimate book for the WP CLI. I’ve published it via Gumroad so existing buyers will get the updates too.

It’s been fun writing it, looking forwards to writing some more in the future. Next one might be on Javascript use in WordPress.

For site managers and WordPress developers, learn how to manage your WordPress site from the command line.

For developers, learn how to use the WP command line to aid your development

Did you know that with the WP CLI, you can remotely or locally via the command line:

  • Update, remove and install plugins remotely
  • Create and run custom commands?
  • Regenerate thumbnails remotely
  • Change options like your site url
  • Download, install and serve a WordPress

In the book we will

  • Scaffold a new WordPress local install
  • Create defaults for local projects
  • Serve the WordPress site locally without the use of a LAMP/MAMP stack, ie, no apache.
  • Manage plugins
  • Manage themes
  • Create backups and project archives
  • Automate backups via crontab


Kyle Mathews

Written by Zack Allnutt who works as a freelancer in the UK, building useful things in PHP and Javascript.