How to install WP-CLI on RHEL / Centos 7

If you want to automate and speed up your WordPress development process, it’s highly advisable to try out WP-CLI.

In this small guide, we will be focusing on the installation of WP-CLI on Centos 7 or any other RHEL based OS machines. If you want to know more about the WP-CLI overall, just read our previous article related to the WP-CLI subject.

If you plan to use the WP-CLI, we already assume that you do have the root access credentials or al least user credentials enough to be able to issue sudo command.

Install WP-CLI on CentOS 7

So, access your server or VPS running CentOS7 using your favorite terminal software, like Putty. Once you log in, type the cd/command to go into the root folder. You can also specify any other folder per your own specific needs.

Now, type:

curl -O https://raw.githubusercontent.com/wp-cli/builds/gh-pages/phar/wp-cli.phar

Next, check the Phar file to verify that it’s working:

php wp-cli.phar --info

To use WP-CLI from the command line by typing wp, make the file executable and move it to somewhere in your PATH.

For example:

chmod +x wp-cli.phar

If you are not using the root account, type sudo before the mv command:

sudo mv wp-cli.phar /usr/local/bin/wp--info

If WP-CLI was installed successfully, you should see something like this when you run wp --info:

$ wp --info
OS:	Linux xxx.prvihosting.com 3.10.0-957.10.1.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Mar 18 15:06:45 UTC 2019 x86_64
Shell:	/bin/zsh
PHP binary:    /usr/local/bin/php
PHP version:    7.2.13
php.ini used:   /etc/local/etc/php/7.0/php.ini
WP-CLI root dir:        /home/wp-cli/.wp-cli/vendor/wp-cli/wp-cli
WP-CLI vendor dir:	    /home/wp-cli/.wp-cli/vendor
WP-CLI packages dir:    /home/wp-cli/.wp-cli/packages/
WP-CLI global config:   /home/wp-cli/.wp-cli/config.yml
WP-CLI project config:
WP-CLI version: 2.3.0

So, once you perform these couple of easy steps you can start using the WP-CLI.

Be sure to visit our blog more often as we plan to write down the guidance on how to use WP-CLI on daily basis development and we will also provide the example scripts for use.

That’s it, have a great day. 🙂

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Davor Veselinović

I'm Davor aka. Worda, founder of Worda Themes. Working as a Full Stack Developer with more than a decade of experience with WordPress. I build themes and plugins and enjoy writing useful blog posts and sharing my ideas with others.

One comment

  1. I’m on Oracle Linux 8.
    Followed The Process EXACTLY As Mentioned in This Tutorial.
    BUT
    wp –info
    Results in,
    -bash: wp: command not found

    Any Help in This Regard Would Be Highly Appreciated.
    Thank You!

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