gabriel-glo edited this page Nov 11, 2018 · 3 revisions

Setup the project

Setting up WordPress boilerplate is easy, but requires a few prerequisites to be met. You need to have composer, node.js and wp-cli installed.

To set it up, fork, or download the repository. In case you forked it, clone it in the root of your project (public_html). Then you just need to run

sh _rename.sh

This is the shell script that will ask you few questions about your theme - theme name, package name, author name etc.

Once the setup completes, you should run

sh _setup.sh

The setup script will install npm and composer packages, and generate autoloader with predefined classes.

After running setup script, you'll need to create wp-config.php. You can do that manually, or use WP-CLI

wp config create --dbname={DBNAME} --dbuser={DBUSER} --dbpass={DBPASS}
wp core install --url={dev.boilerplate.com} --title={THEMENAME} --admin_user={ADMINUSER} --admin_email={ADMINMAIL}
wp theme activate {THEMENAME}

This will install the WordPress core alongside your newly created theme.

And that's it for the setup.

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