How to use WP-CLI?
WP-CLI is command-line tool that can help executing WordPress specific tasks from the command-line.
If you are WordPress developer, System Administrator or your site is built with WordPress you can benefit of MegaOptim to optimize images via command-line and WP-CLI.
To use WP-CLI you will need to have SSH access to your hosting account and WP-CLI installed. If you don’t have contact your hosting support to see if they can enable it for you.
1.) Login into SSH
Open terminal or your cmd shell and type:
2.) Verify if WP-CLI is installed
Some of the hosting companies on the market already have it preinstalled on their servers.
Navigate to the directory where your WordPress site is residing using.
Once you are in the WordPress public folder verify if WP-CLI is installed as follows:
If you get “command not found” message the server is missing WP-CLI. Follow this guide to install it.
3.) Automation with WP-CLI
Various commands are available out of the box and you can do wonderful things using the WordPress command-line interface.
Some basic WP-CLI commands are as follows:
wp core update– To update WordPress
wp plugin activate plugin-slug– To activate specific plugin
wp plugin deactivate plugin-slug– To deactivate specific plugin
wp db export– To backup the database
wp db optimize– To optimize the database
wp db repair– Tto repair the database
In the following section we will dig into how to use WP CLI and MegaOptim 😇
How to use MegaOptim CLI commands
We are commited to make our plugin as usable as possible, especially for developers so we devloped a nice and useful WP-CLI commands for your convenience.
To list all MegaOptim commands type:
Most of the commands are explained below
1.) How to optimize your media library?
To optimize the all the images in your WordPress Media Library type:
wp megaoptim bulk
To optimize the media library images uploaded by author ID 5 type:
wp megaoptim bulk --author=5
To optimize the media library images uploded from specific date until specific date type:
wp megaoptim bulk --date_from=2019-10-01 --date_to=2019-11-01
2.) How to optimize folder with images?
To optimize all the images that are in specific folder type:
wp megaoptim optimize /path/to/folder --recursive
recursive parameter is if you want to optimize sub-folders as well.
3.) How to optimize image by path?
To optimize image in specific location type:
wp megaoptim optimize /path/to/folder/image.jpg
4.) How to optimize single media library image by ID?
To optimize single media library attachment/image with ID 42 type:
wp megaoptim optimize 42
To specify level you can pass the
--level=ultra parameter or to re-optimize image you can pass
Possible levels are: intelligent, ultra, lossless.
--force parameters are optional.
5.) How to restore optimized media library attachment?
If you have backups enabled in the MegaOptim settings it is possible to restore images.
To restore attachment/image with ID 42 type
wp megaoaptim restore 42
Or if you want to restore all optimized attachment type
wp megaoptim restore all
6.) How to check my MegaOptim account balance?
wp megaoptim info
The command-line interface greatly reduces time and opens new paths for automation, especially for those that are skilled with
shell scripting. There are lots of different use cases to cover with shell scripts and we hope the CLI interface we built into MegaOptim Image Optimizer will be useful to those that want to play with the command-line.