The quickest CLI tool to setup a new WordPress locally. Wordless ready.
This is a ruby-gem, so we expect you have already installed ruby, since it is there by default on Mac and Linux; if it isn't the case, probably you'll like to take a look to rbenv.
gem install wordless
wordless help Tasks: wordless help [TASK] # Describe available tasks or one specific task wordless new <NAME> # Download WordPress in specified directory, install the Wordless plugin and create a Wordless theme
Create a new Wordless-enabled WordPress site in directory
NAME. This downloads the latest stable release of WordPress (you can also specify a locale):
wordless new mysite
> wordless help new Usage: wordless new <NAME> Options: [--force] # Overwrite existing WP-CLI / WP-CLI Server installation -l, [--locale=LOCALE] # WordPress locale # Default: en_US -b, [--bare=BARE] # Remove default themes and plugins # Default: true [--admin-user=ADMIN_USER] # WordPress admin user # Default: admin [--admin-email=ADMIN_EMAIL] # WordPress admin email # Default: firstname.lastname@example.org [--admin-password=ADMIN_PASSWORD] # WordPress admin password # Default: password [--db-user=DB_USER] # MySQL database user # Default: root [--db-password=DB_PASSWORD] # MySQL database pasword [--site-url=SITE_URL] # Wordpress site URL # Default: http://localhost:8080
This command will:
- Check if nodejs and necessary global modules are installed
- Setup a new database
- Install WP-CLI (prompt if already installed)
- Download WordPress
- Configure WordPress
- Bootstrap and prepare a new Wordless theme
- Make you a happier developer
A super short video to understand how much time a new development WordPress site should require to be up and running.
- Be sure to have MySQL running before start the installation process: we have to create a database
- Default db-password is no password. Use the
--db-password=option if you have one
- If a DB with the same name is already present, we will give up. Sorry.
- If you attempt to download a WordPress localization that's outdated, the latest English version will be downloaded instead.
- Not tested on Windows
Wordless < 2 ?
If you are still working with an old Wordless theme and you need the ruby-releated features
wordless gem, you need to install the last version 1.x version released
gem uninstall wordless gem install wordless -v '1.1.6'
and you can read the old README here
bundle install && ./bin/setup.sh && rspec
We've noticed problems running tests while using
rvm; all of them solved using
We have some clues about the problem, but we are ignoring it at the moment. We have switched
the CI tool to sempaphore, which use rbenv, so pull requests will be tested in a working
Need more tools?
Visit Wordpress Tools.
- Fork it
- Create your feature branch (
git checkout -b my-new-feature)
- Add some specs
- Commit your changes (
git commit -am 'Added some feature')
- Push to the branch (
git push origin my-new-feature)
- Create new Pull Request
(The MIT License)
Copyright © 2012-2019 weLaika