Install WP-CLI without root or sudo Access via SSH on any Host

Whenever a host doesn’t have WP-CLI installed by default, I get sad 🙁 this powerful WordPress management tool isn’t available! Luckily it is easy to install WP-CLI without root or sudo access via SSH.Following this method you will still be able to use WP-CLI just like you can when it is installed the more traditional … Learn more…

Using WP-CLI to Batch Update Serialized wp_options Settings

More WordPress plugins and themes are storing their settings as serialized options in the wp_options table. Sometimes we need to batch update these serialized settings for one reason or another and before it was only possible to update these programmatically with WP-CLI if the setting in the database was a simple non-serialized version. Luckily WP-CLI … Learn more…

Download WordPress Backup Fast from (S)FTP via Linux Command Line

From time to time on Codeable I need to clone a site to a VPS with root access in order to diagnose WordPress/WooCommerce performance issues. My internet connection is fast but it’s not as fast as most VPS providers’ network pipes!When SSH isn’t available so you can use rsync to copy over large files, SFTP … Learn more…

Find out which WordPress Database Options Belong to Plugins

This post will show you how to identify which WordPress plugin options in the wp_options table belong to a specific plugin. Normally developers will search in the wp_options table manually with phpMyAdmin or Adminer (WordPress plugin version) but this can often be very tedious as you have to paginate though sometimes hundreds of pages! When … Learn more…