Howto install WP-CLI Ubuntu 16. This is a easy and straight forward process. Takes just a few minutes.
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Issue the following commands:
cd /tmp wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/wp-cli/builds/gh-pages/phar/wp-cli.phar
The file wp-cli.phar needs to be executable.
chmod +x wp-cli.phar
Set permission to copy WP-CLI to /usr/local/bin/
Important: Do not use “sudo” when moving WP-CLI to /usr/local/bin/
sudo chown -R ubuntu /usr/local/bin/
sudo chgrp -R ubuntu /usr/local/bin/
Move wp-cli.phar to the bin directory.
Then rename wp-cli.phar to “wp”.
This makes it easier to use the app:
mv wp-cli.phar /usr/local/bin/wp
To test that everything works as it should issue the command:
To update WP-CLI to newest version
As Ubuntu user run the command:
wp cli update