How can I use WP-CLI commands without --allow-root

Posted October 17, 2020 839 views
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I wanted to use WP-CLI commands in my putty WordPress 5.5.1 & Ubuntu 20.04 Droplet but “When I use Wp commands without –allow-root then It shows an error that you are accessing as the root user,” and I know it’s un-secure to use –allow-root. Please Can anyone help me in accessing wp commands in my Putty without –allow-root.

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Hello, @newwayelegant

Could you please let me know if the root user is the only available user on your droplet? What you can do is to create additional user and switch to it in order to use the wp-cli. The new user should have writable access to your website’s files.

Hope that this helps!