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How to extend wp-cli for fame and fortune

Date: Friday, July 14, 2023
Time: 2:30 - 3:15 pm (CDT) (UTC-05:00)
Location: Room 1

Who is this session for?


Session description

You're using the WordPress Command Line Interface (WP-CLI) to automate your workflows, WordPress site set-ups, adding users, etc. You've even added it to your CI/CD pipelines to automate behavioral testing, and configuration of your testing environments. Recently you added a new plugin to your site that dramatically improves the functionality, only to discover that its data is locked out of WP-CLI, completely unavailable. Do you bail on the plugin and look for another one that is more compatible with WP-CLI? Or do you take matters into your own hands?

In this session, we won't be discussing the basics of WP-CLI, though we will do a brief introduction. Instead, we'll be focusing on how we can extend it, adding our own commands and modifying it to accommodate our own, unique needs.


Paul Gilzow

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Developer Relations Engineer,

Developer Relations Engineer at Former Programmer/Analyst-Principal at the University of Missouri. Web application security and accessibility evangelist. Software instructor. Conference lecturer and presenter. Runs on passion and coffee. Outside of work, you'll find Gilzow mountain biking, snowboarding, enjoying live music with his kids, and dancing wherever the mood strikes.


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