List all shortcodes from all WordPress posts with WPCLI

If you used shortcodes from a certain plugin or a theme and then stop using either one, then chances are that you still have shortcodes that no longer translate into anything. In this guide We will be using WP CLI Shortcode scrapper package to find all shortcodes in the database. This command works by searching … Read more

Create WP-CLI Aliases

IF you use the same commands often you can save them as aliases so that you have them always available. For example, the following commands will check if WP core, installed plugins and themes have updates available: You can combine the commands into a one-liner: and you can create an alias for this command: so … Read more

5 Easy ways to Create a WordPress Admin user

Here are five different methods to create a new WordPress Admin user. In all of the examples below I will use the following username/password combination, so make sure to change it before running any of the commands: username123 change username123 with your username password123 change password123 with your password [email protected] change [email protected] with your email … Read more

Purge cache from W3 Total Cache plugin using WP-CLI

Here are some useful commands to clear cache from the terminal with wpcli: cdn_purge purge URLs from CDN and Varnish flush all flushes all cache related to W3TC (Page Cache, OC, DB Cache, Minify, etc.) flush page flushes pages cache only flush posts flushes both pages & posts cache flush database flush object flush minify

Reset WordPress user password using WP-CLI

In this guide We’ll cover how to reset a WordPress user password using WP-CLI. Step 1. Ensure WP-CLI is installed and you are in the website directory run the following command to check if you are in the right folder: Step 2. List all users and note user_login for the user Step 3. Replace the … Read more

Install a WP-CLI Package

Packages can be installed to add functionality to WP-CLI, for example wp-cli/wp-super-cache-cli package will add functions for managing WP Super Cache plugin from the terminal. Here is a list of My favourite packages from the wp-cli/package-index: billerickson/wp-cli-plugin-install-missing install any plugins that are “active” but not installed binarygary/db-checkpoint create quick db snapshots for development purposes jaywood/jw-wpcli-random-posts … Read more

3 ways to Scan WordPress for Vulnerabilities

In this post, I will be using 3 free tools to scan WordPress websites for vulnerabilities. NAME PLATFORM HOW TO USE LIMITS WPScan Windows & Linux terminal free plan: 25 reports daily WPSEC website online free plan: 20 scans daily Burp Suite Windows & Linux application ∞ 1. From the terminal: WPScan If you have … Read more

Setup tab completions for WP-CLI

Tab completion is a useful time-saving feature of command line interfaces. To enable tab completion for WP-CLI We need to edit the ~/.bash_profile file. Step 1. In your home directory download WP-CLI tab completion file Step 2. Edit your ~/.bash_profile and add the following line: source ~/wp-completion.bash Save and exit. Step 3. Source the profile … Read more

WordPress to Gatsby on netlify

When migrating from WordPress CMS to another CMS there are a couple of ways to easily export all your posts and media files: GraphQL API for WordPress Convert WordPress to Markdown In this guide we will be using the WPGraphQL plugin and Netlify to deploy a Gatsby website. Step 1. Fork the gatsbyjs/gatsby-starter-wordpress-blog repo on … Read more