Checking the Current WordPress Version via Command Line with(out) WP-CLI

There are so many ways to check the current WordPress version mainly using the graphical user interface (GUI) dashboard. Usually I am working on the command line so I prefer to be able to check without having to log in to the site. Below I show 3 different ways that you can check the current … Learn more…

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…

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…