[wp-hackers] Bootstrapping WordPress

Brian Layman wp-hackers at thecodecave.com
Tue Oct 4 15:48:46 UTC 2011

On 10/4/2011 11:37 AM, Tom Barrett wrote:
> On 4 October 2011 16:19, Dagan Henderson<Dagan.Henderson at epyllion.com>wrote:
>> I'm working on a process that requires a cron job and would prefer to
>> execute the PHP script directly instead of using cURL to execute the code
>> via the Web server.
> I was shown this method (assuming PHP script is in the docroot):
> // Require the standard WordPress header
> require(dirname(__FILE__).'/wp-blog-header.php');

If you don't plan on doing something that visually themed like your 
site, you can just include wp-load.php.

I put a sample script for doing this sort of thing up on GitHub.


It demonstrates a bunch of techniques.  It takes parameters from CLI or 
your browser.  It loads the WP environment and access the WP API 
directly as well as demonstrates how to curl into the wp-admin area of a 
site to automate things.

Maybe you'll find it helpful.

Brian Layman

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