wp config create

Creates a new wp-config.php with database constants, and verifies that the database constants are correct.


Set the database name.
Set the database user.
Set the database user password.
Set the database host.
default: localhost
Set the database table prefix.
default: wp_
Set the database charset.
default: utf8
Set the database collation.
Set the WPLANG constant. Defaults to $wp_local_package variable.
If set, the command copies additional PHP code into wp-config.php from STDIN.
If set, keys and salts won’t be generated, but should instead be passed via --extra-php.
If set, the database connection is not checked.
Overwrites existing files, if present.

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# Standard wp-config.php file
$ wp config create --dbname=testing --dbuser=wp --dbpass=securepswd --locale=ro_RO
Success: Generated 'wp-config.php' file.

$ wp config create --dbname=testing --dbuser=wp --dbpass=securepswd --extra-php <<PHP
define( 'WP_DEBUG', true );
define( 'WP_DEBUG_LOG', true );
Success: Generated 'wp-config.php' file.

# Avoid disclosing password to bash history by reading from password.txt
# Using --prompt=dbpass will prompt for the 'dbpass' argument
$ wp config create --dbname=testing --dbuser=wp --prompt=dbpass < password.txt
Success: Generated 'wp-config.php' file.

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These global parameters have the same behavior across all commands and affect how WP-CLI interacts with WordPress.

Argument Description
--path=<path> Path to the WordPress files.
--url=<url> Pretend request came from given URL. In multisite, this argument is how the target site is specified.
--ssh=[<scheme>:][<user>@]<host\|container>[:<port>][<path>] Perform operation against a remote server over SSH (or a container using scheme of “docker”, “docker-compose”, “vagrant”).
--http=<http> Perform operation against a remote WordPress installation over HTTP.
--user=<id\|login\|email> Set the WordPress user.
--skip-plugins[=<plugins>] Skip loading all plugins, or a comma-separated list of plugins. Note: mu-plugins are still loaded.
--skip-themes[=<themes>] Skip loading all themes, or a comma-separated list of themes.
--skip-packages Skip loading all installed packages.
--require=<path> Load PHP file before running the command (may be used more than once).
--[no-]color Whether to colorize the output.
--debug[=<group>] Show all PHP errors and add verbosity to WP-CLI output. Built-in groups include: bootstrap, commandfactory, and help.
--prompt[=<assoc>] Prompt the user to enter values for all command arguments, or a subset specified as comma-separated values.
--quiet Suppress informational messages.