WP-CLI

A command line interface for WordPress

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wp core install - Runs the standard WordPress installation process.

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Creates the WordPress tables in the database using the URL, title, and default admin user details provided. Performs the famous 5 minute install in seconds or less.

Note: if you’ve installed WordPress in a subdirectory, then you’ll need to wp option update siteurl after wp core install. For instance, if WordPress is installed in the /wp directory and your domain is wp.dev, then you’ll need to run wp option update siteurl http://wp.dev/wp for your WordPress install to function properly.

Note: When using custom user tables (e.g. CUSTOM_USER_TABLE), the admin email and password are ignored if the user_login already exists. If the user_login doesn’t exist, a new user will be created.

OPTIONS

--url=<url>
The address of the new site.
--title=<site-title>
The title of the new site.
--admin_user=<username>
The name of the admin user.
[--admin_password=<password>]
The password for the admin user. Defaults to randomly generated string.
--admin_email=<email>
The email address for the admin user.
[--skip-email]
Don’t send an email notification to the new admin user.

EXAMPLES

# Install WordPress in 5 seconds
$ wp core install --url=example.com --title=Example --admin_user=supervisor --admin_password=strongpassword [email protected]
Success: WordPress installed successfully.

# Install WordPress without disclosing admin_password to bash history
$ wp core install --url=example.com --title=Example --admin_user=supervisor [email protected] --prompt=admin_password < admin_password.txt