#wcsea: WordPress at the Command Line

Today, I’ve been invited to give a talk at WordCamp Seattle titled “WordPress at the Command Line: An Introduction to wpshell and wp-cli”.

It’s exactly this — an introduction, because I hope to inspire further exploration of interacting with WordPress through the command line. Similar to Scribu, I’ve found “the keyboard is faster than the mouse” for many tasks, and that developing proficiency with the command line has dramatically increased my effectiveness as a programmer.

So, I hope you take the time to check out wpshell and wp-cli (and ack, for that matter). Think critically about how they can improve your workflow, and let me know what you script up!

Scripting my application launch process

Every day for work, there’s several applications I always use. The other day, I put together a quick and dirty bash script for opening all of them at once.

I’m terribly inexperienced at this, so don’t poke fun, only offer good suggestions for improvement…

[sourcecode language=”bash”]

# Open all of the requisite applications
echo ‘Opening Chrome’
`open /Volumes/Macintosh HD/Applications/Google Chrome.app/`
echo ‘Opening Skype’
`open /Volumes/Macintosh HD/Applications/Skype.app/`
echo ‘Opening Sparrow’
`open /Volumes/Macintosh HD/Applications/Sparrow.app/`
echo ‘Opening Linkus’
`open /Volumes/Macintosh HD/Applications/Linkinus.app/`
echo ‘Opening Adium’
`open /Volumes/Macintosh HD/Applications/Adium.app/`