To install and use WP-CLI, you will need access to your server’s command line. Administrators with root access can log in with SSH. cPanel users can log in with SSH if it’s available or cPanel’s built-in Terminal.
curl -O https://raw.githubusercontent.com/wp-cli/builds/gh-pages/phar/wp-cli.phar
chmod +x wp-cli.phar
To allow every user to run WP-CLI, we have to move it to a directory in the system’s PATH.
mv wp-cli.phar /usr/local/bin/wp
This moves the file to “/usr/local/bin,” Renames it to “wp”. Now, all users should be able to run WP-CLI from as “wp.”
To test as a cPanel user, lo into the terminal.
Run the following:
NAME wp DESCRIPTION Manage WordPress through the command-line. SYNOPSIS wp <command> SUBCOMMANDS akismet Filter spam comments. cache Adds, removes, fetches, and flushes the WP Object Cache object. cap Adds, removes, and lists capabilities of a user role. cli Reviews current WP-CLI info, checks for updates, or views defined aliases. comment Creates, updates, deletes, and moderates comments. config Generates and reads the wp-config.php file. core Downloads, installs, updates, and manages a WordPress installation. cron Tests, runs, and deletes WP-Cron events; manages WP-Cron schedules. db Performs basic database operations using credentials stored in wp-config.php. embed Inspects oEmbed providers, clears embed cache, and more. eval Executes arbitrary PHP code. eval-file Loads and executes a PHP file. export Exports WordPress content to a WXR file. help Gets help on WP-CLI, or on a specific command. i18n Provides internationalization tools for WordPress projects. import Imports content from a given WXR file. language Installs, activates, and manages language packs. maintenance-mode Activates, deactivates or checks the status of the maintenance mode of a site. media Imports files as attachments, regenerates thumbnails, or lists registered image sizes. menu Lists, creates, assigns, and deletes the active theme's navigation menus. network Perform network-wide operations. option Retrieves and sets site options, including plugin and WordPress settings. package Lists, installs, and removes WP-CLI packages. plugin Manages plugins, including installs, activations, and updates. post Manages posts, content, and meta. post-type Retrieves details on the site's registered post types. redis Enables, disabled, flushes, and checks the status of the object cache. rewrite Lists or flushes the site's rewrite rules, updates the permalink structure. role Manages user roles, including creating new roles and resetting to defaults. scaffold Generates code for post types, taxonomies, plugins, child themes, etc. search-replace Searches/replaces strings in the database. server Launches PHP's built-in web server for a specific WordPress installation. shell Opens an interactive PHP console for running and testing PHP code. sidebar Lists registered sidebars. site Creates, deletes, empties, moderates, and lists one or more sites on a multisite installation. super-admin Lists, adds, or removes super admin users on a multisite installation. taxonomy Retrieves information about registered taxonomies. term Manages taxonomy terms and term meta, with create, delete, and list commands. theme Manages themes, including installs, activations, and updates. transient Adds, gets, and deletes entries in the WordPress Transient Cache. user Manages users, along with their roles, capabilities, and meta. widget Manages widgets, including adding and moving them within sidebars. GLOBAL PARAMETERS --path=<path> Path to the WordPress files. --url=<url> Pretend request came from given URL. In multisite, this argument is how the target site is specified. --ssh=[<scheme>:][<user>@]<host|container>[:<port>][<path>] Perform operation against a remote server over SSH (or a container using scheme of "docker", "docker-compose", "docker-compose-run", "vagrant"). --http=<http> Perform operation against a remote WordPress installation over HTTP. --user=<id|login|email> Set the WordPress user. --skip-plugins[=<plugins>] Skip loading all plugins, or a comma-separated list of plugins. Note: mu-plugins are still loaded. --skip-themes[=<themes>] Skip loading all themes, or a comma-separated list of themes. --skip-packages Skip loading all installed packages. --require=<path> Load PHP file before running the command (may be used more than once). --exec=<php-code> Execute PHP code before running the command (may be used more than once). --context=<context> Load WordPress in a given context. --[no-]color Whether to colorize the output. --debug[=<group>] Show all PHP errors and add verbosity to WP-CLI output. Built-in groups include: bootstrap, commandfactory, and help. --prompt[=<assoc>] Prompt the user to enter values for all command arguments, or a subset specified as comma-separated values. --quiet Suppress informational messages. Run 'wp help <command>' to get more information on a specific command.