Manual installation

At the end of the installation process you will have

  • a plugin - almost invisible: no backend page, just custom wp-cli commands
  • a theme - where you will do all of the work

Additional prerequisites

  1. WordPress installed and configured as per official documentation


We don’t know if you have a local apache {M,L,W}AMPP instance or whatever in order to perform the official installation process. Keep in mind that Wordless’ flow does not need any external web server, since it will use the wp server command to serve your wordpress.



We consider that you have WordPress already up and running and you are in the project’s root directory in your terminal.

  1. Install and activate the wordpress plugin

    wp plugin install --activate wordless
  2. Scaffold a new theme

    wp wordless theme create mybrandnewtheme

See also

CLI for info about wp-cli integration

  1. Enter theme directory

    cd wp-content/themes/mybrandnewtheme
  2. Setup all the things

    yarn setup
  3. Start the server - and the magic

    yarn run server

Webpack, php server and your browser will automatically come up and serve your needs :)