WordPress Command Line

Earlier this weet, @Scribu tweeted out the following link:

Naturally, I followed and WP-CLI is definitely one of the cooler WordPress utilities I’ve seen in recent months. Basically, it introduces the WordPress command line.

From the website itself:

wp-cli is a set of command-line tools for managing WordPress installations. You can update plugins, set up multisite installs, create posts and much more.

Simply put, WP-CLI is a utility for managing WordPress from the command line. This means that we’re able to download, install, and administer WordPress and plugins directly from the command line.

Though I can definitely see how this would be useful for users who enjoy using the terminal more than the mouse, I think its potential really lies in being able to administer WordPress via SSH. After installing it on a remote server, I think it’d be much easier to manage a number of sites via the command line rather than opening a number of browser tabs.

Perhaps the best part is the the project is being actively developed and already has a number of contributors. You can checkout the homepage for more information, or even view, contribute, or grab the source on GitHub.