Setup WP CLI (WordPress Command Line Interface) on Windows Operating System

Step 1

Create folder wp-cli in C drive.

Step 2

Download wp-cli.phar from https://raw.github.com/wp-cli/builds/gh-pages/phar/wp-cli.phar

Step 3

Move downloaded wp-cli.phar file in C:\wp-cli\

Step 4

Create wp.bat file in C:\wp-cli\ and write below code in it.

@ECHO OFF
php "C:\wp-cli\wp-cli.phar" %*

Or download file from gist https://gist.github.com/maheshwaghmare/848b5a9f21f27239600cf08693a0bedb

Step 5

Open system environment and set C:\wp-cli as environment path.

Done!


Open Command Prompt and type command wp and press Enter. It’ll show you the like the below screenshot.


Not work on Git Bash?

Create another file wp without any extension into the C:\wp-cli\ directory and paste below code:

#!/usr/bin/env sh

dir=$(d=${0%[/\\]*}; cd "$d"; pwd)

# See if we are running in Cygwin by checking for cygpath program
if command -v 'cygpath' >/dev/null 2>&1; then
   # Cygwin paths start with /cygdrive/ which will break windows PHP,
   # so we need to translate the dir path to windows format. However
   # we could be using cygwin PHP which does not require this, so we
   # test if the path to PHP starts with /cygdrive/ rather than /usr/bin
   if [[ $(which php) == /cygdrive/* ]]; then
       dir=$(cygpath -m $dir);
   fi
fi

dir=$(echo $dir | sed 's/ /\ /g')
"${dir}/wp-cli.phar" "$@"

Great!

Now open git bash and type command wp Eg.

Source https://deluxeblogtips.com/install-wp-cli-windows/

Thanks for the suggestions Uttam Sharma!

Author: Mahesh Waghmare

I'm a professional WordPress theme/plugin developer since 2012 from Pune, India.

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