Galaxy CLI

About Galaxy CLI

The Galaxy CLI comes with TypeRocket out of the box and has a number of commands to aid in the development process. You can access the CLI and the list of commands by entering the following in the command line:

php galaxy list

Note: The Galaxy command-line tool is not available if you are using the official TypeRocket Framework 4 WordPRess plugin.

Accessing DB From Galaxy CLI on Host Machine

When you are using a host machine for your development like Laravel Homestead you will want to be able to run DB enabled commands from the command line. To do this, you need to make sure your wp-config.php file can access the correct DB from your CLI.

Here is an example of a wp-config.php file designed to be run on the host and guest machine.

define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress');
define('DB_USER', 'homestead');
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'secret');

/** MySQL hostname with CLI access */
if( php_sapi_name() !== 'cli' || gethostname() == 'homestead' ) {
    define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');
} else {
    define('DB_HOST', '');

Note: You can always run your commands from the guest machine without extra configuration.

TypeRocket Commands

The make commands generate template code for you. These commands do not change configuration information or modify files. They simply create new files so you do not need to manually.


make:command     Make new command
make:controller  Make new controller
make:middleware  Make new middleware
make:model       Make new model


use:root         Use TypeRocket as root
use:templates    Use TypeRocket for templates

WP Commands

To access WordPress command you need to first configure the Galaxy CLI.

Enabling WP Commands

To enable WP commands locate your config/galaxy.php file and find the wordpress setting (it should be set to false by default). Change the wordpress setting to the directory that your wp-load.php file is located in. The wp-load.php file should be located at the root of your WordPress installation where the wp-config-sample.php is located as well.

Note: The path that you choose might be different than what is located below.

| WordPress
| Set to the WordPress root directory. This will enable new WP specific
| Galaxy commands like: SQL, Migrations, and Flushing Permalinks
| Example of root installation: TR_PATH . '/wordpress'
'wordpress' => TR_PATH . '/wordpress',


wp:flush    Hard flush the WordPress rewrites
wp:sql      WordPress database SQL script

Galaxy For the TypeRocket WordPress Plugin

The official TypeRocket WordPress plugin does not come with the galaxy CLI for security reasons. However, You can create or download the Galaxy CLI for development.

Once you have downloaded or created the galaxy CLI you can edit the file to work with your configuration as needed.


Navigate to the public root of your WordPress project. This is the location where the wp-settings.php file is located. Then run the following command to download the galaxy CLI.

php -r "copy('', 'galaxy');"

You can now run php galaxy from that location.


In your main WordPress directory add a file named galaxy without .php extension and add the following code.

#!/usr/bin/env php
$typerocket = __DIR__ . '/wp-content/plugins/typerocket-framework/typerocket';

define('TR_CORE_CONFIG_PATH', $typerocket . '/config' );
define('TR_WP_ROOT', __DIR__ );
define('WPMU_PLUGIN_URL', '/mu-plugins');

require $typerocket . '/vendor/autoload.php';
require $typerocket . '/init.php';
new \TypeRocket\Console\Launcher();

Trouble Shooting

If you have trouble connecting to MySQL from the Galaxy CLI you may need to change your wp-config.php file. You can learn more about VM CLI access above.

Also, you may need to modify this copy of the galaxy file to fit your installation if you have TypeRocket installed in a location other than wp-content/plugins/typerocket-framework.