Developing websites is exciting. Using WordPress as a CMS makes it even more so, as it opens the door to an uncountable amount of possibilities and design options. Web developers love the technical possibilities it offers just as much as the fact that it is fully customizable with various themes and plugins. Also we like creating WordPress websites. But all the good things in live come with a small price: The process of setting up projects is simple, yet it quickly becomes a redundant part of the job, as it is necessary to go through the same procedure over and over again.
This is where WP Kickstart kicks in!
Built with Node.js, wp-kickstart is a CLI tool making fully automated WordPress installations possible. One configuration file and a single command is all that’s needed to create any environment wished for.
How it works
The old fashioned way
Below is an example of what a common installation procedure for a WordPress site may look like. As you can see, there is multiple steps involved which require manual work.
The WP Kickstart way
The procedure using WP Kickstart is a child’s game in comparison. Setting up some configuration and running a single command is all that’s needed to create an environment, ready to be worked with.
The animation below demonstrates the usage of WP Kickstart in realtime.