[Online] Managing WordPress from the terminal: An introduction to WP-CLI

Date: Monday – November 7, 2022
Time: 6pm – 8pm PDT


WP-CLI is a utility that allows you to perform administrative tasks via the command line.

WP-CLI can be used to update themes & plugins, activate and deactivate plugins, manage users, manage posts, purge caches, flush rewrite rules, update permalinks, generate test data, manage comments, delete spam comments, perform cleanup tasks, and manage backups …and much more.

BIO: Eagle is a WordPress business consultant and an official WordPress meetup organizer.

He has invested hundreds of hours, days, weeks, and years of experience and experimentation toward the mastery of WordPress business solutions and technology.

He has a deep understanding of how the internet works “behind the curtain” (databases, workflows, hosting/servers, DNS, domains, users, media, security, e-commerce, and code frameworks). He has experience with business functions and web technology working with global corporations (Seagate, AARP, Amazon, and HP), small businesses, and non-profits.

His agency, Techmagick Business Solutions, focuses on the engagement of customers, generating revenue, enabling businesses to operate more efficiently, and providing technical support to both clients/users and the WordPress development community.

Techmagick Business Solutions offers:

  • Design & Development of Intuitive Stylistic WordPress sites
  • WordPress Maintenance & Administration
  • Optimized High Performance Managed WordPress Hosting
  • Technical support to business and other developers
  • Email hosting configuration, migration, and security support
  • Database and site optimization.
  • Site migrations.

Note: This will not be at our usual location, it will be an online event using Zoom. If you don’t already have an account, you can sign up for free at https://zoom.us. You can download the desktop software, use a browser extension, or download the mobile app. If you haven’t used Zoom before, please get set up and familiar with it in advance. We recommend you upgrade to the latest version. If you’re using the desktop software, you may need to check for upgrades manually.

For added security, the Zoom link will not be public. You must RSVP to see it.

Along the bottom of the Zoom window, there are buttons to mute/unmute yourself, enable/disable your video, and access the Participants, Chat, and Reactions panels.

For security and to prevent interruptions, everyone else will be prevented from screen sharing during the meetup. Your audio and video should be off by default when you join the call, but you may want to double-check when you join. You can unmute yourself and turn on your video, but please note that you may be included in the recording. If you unmute yourself, please only do so temporarily, while you’re asking your question. This helps reduce background noise in the recording.

If you have a question, please click the button to “raise your hand”. Depending on your version of Zoom, this will be located in either the Reactions panel or the Participants panel. Our presenter will take breaks to answer questions, and our moderator will call on whoever has their hand raised. You can unmute yourself while you ask your question, and then mute yourself and lower your hand after you’re done.

You can use the Chat panel to introduce yourself and converse with others, but if you have a question for the presenter, remember to “raise your hand”. We won’t be monitoring the chat as frequently, so questions there may be overlooked.

We’ll record the presentation and link to the video in the comments once it’s been processed.

If time permits, we’ll open up the conversation after the presentation. We encourage people to converse in our Portland Slack group for general WordPress discussion at any time. You can join our Portland Slack Group.