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A composer installer for WordPress core so I can stop saying core is a wordpress-plugin type package.
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WordPress Core Installer

This is a custom Composer installer for WordPress core. It is a proof of concept, but feel free to use it. The package is on packagist and the package name is johnpbloch/wordpress-core-installer.


To set up a custom WordPress build package to use this as a custom installer, add the following to your package's composer file:

"type": "wordpress-core",
"require": {
    "johnpbloch/wordpress-core-installer": "~0.1"

By default, this package will install a WordPress Core type package in the wordpress directory. To change this you can add the following to either your custom WordPress core type package or the root composer package:

"extra": {
    "wordpress-install-dir": "custom/path"

The root composer package can also declare custom paths as an object keyed by package name:

"extra": {
    "wordpress-install-dir": {
        "wordpress/wordpress": "wordpress",
        "johnpbloch/wordpress": "jpb-wordpress"


This is licensed under the GPL version 2 or later.

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