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A starter script for creating a WordPress site on Vagrant using VVV, VV, VASSH, and WP-CLI
#!/bin/bash -e
# Ideas, Drawbacks, and Suggestions:
# Set up some defaults
echo "==================================="
echo " ▄▀ ▄▀ David's Site Starter"
echo " ▀ ▀ "
echo "█▀▀▀▀▀█▄ Save Lots of Time!"
echo "█░░░░░█ █ "
echo "▀▄▄▄▄▄▀▀ Go Get a Coffee!"
echo "==================================="
echo ""
echo "Site Slug: ${1}"
# read -e name
# Generate a random 20 alphanumeric character password for the default user
password=$(env LC_CTYPE=C tr -dc "A-Za-z0-9" < /dev/urandom | head -c 20)
# Copy the password to the clipboard
echo $password | pbcopy
# Generate a random three lowercase letter prefix for the database and append an underscore
prefix=$(env LC_CTYPE=C tr -dc "a-z" < /dev/urandom | head -c 3)
# Create a new VVV site and skip confirmation of selections
# The name and domain are the user input name
# The blueprint used is $blueprint
# The default username is $wpuser
# The password is $password, generated via lastpass-cli (Must be system installed to use)
# The default admin email is $email
# The prefix for the database is the one that we generated above
# We're removing the default themes and plugins
# All other defaults of vv create are kept
yes | vv create -n $name -d $ --username $wpuser --password $password --email $email --prefix $prefix -x -b $blueprint --defaults
# Head over to the install that we just created
# Delete the default plugins and themes that we don't need
vassh wp plugin delete hello
vassh wp theme delete twentyfifteen
vassh wp theme delete twentysixteen
# Activate the premium plugins and themes that we installed
vassh wp theme activate THEME
vassh wp plugin activate PLUGIN
# delete sample post
vassh wp post delete $(vassh wp post list --post_type=post --posts_per_page=1 --post_status=publish --postname="hello-world" --field=ID --format=ids) --force
# wp post delete $(wp post list --post_type=post --posts_per_page=1 --post_status=publish --postname="hello-world" --field=ID --format=ids) --force
# delete sample page, and create homepage
vassh wp post delete $(vassh wp post list --post_type=page --posts_per_page=1 --post_status=publish --pagename="sample-page" --field=ID --format=ids) --force
vassh wp post create --post_type=page --post_title=Home --post_status=publish --post_author=$(vassh wp user get $wpuser --field=ID)
# Add a comma separated list of pages
# create all of the pages
for page in $allpages
vassh wp post create --post_type=page --post_status=publish --post_author=$(vassh wp user get $wpuser --field=ID) --post_title="$(echo $page | sed -e 's/^ *//' -e 's/ *$//')"
# set page as front page
vassh wp option update show_on_front 'page'
# set "Home" to be the new page
vassh wp option update page_on_front $(vassh wp post list --post_type=page --post_status=publish --posts_per_page=1 --pagename=home --field=ID)
# set "Blog" to be the new blogpage
vassh wp option update page_for_posts $(vassh wp post list --post_type=page --post_status=publish --posts_per_page=1 --pagename=blog --field=ID)
# # Set permalinks to postname
# vassh wp rewrite structure '/%postname%/' --hard
# vassh wp rewrite flush --hard
# Create a navigation bar
vassh wp menu create "Main\ Navigation"
# Add pages to navigation
IFS=" "
for pageid in $(vassh wp post list --order="ASC" --orderby="date" --post_type=page --post_status=publish --posts_per_page=-1 --field=ID --format=ids);
vassh wp menu item add-post main-navigation $pageid
# Assign navigation to primary location
vassh wp menu location assign main-navigation primary
# Remove default widgets from sidebar
widgetids=$(vassh wp widget list header-right --format=ids)
vassh wp widget delete $widgetids
# Create a category called "News" and set it as default
vassh wp term create category News
vassh wp option update default_category $(vassh wp term list category --name=news --field=id)
echo "You Did It!"
# Open the new website with Google Chrome
open -a /Applications/Google\ http://$
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