WPTerm

Description

Terminal

WPTerm is an xterm-like plugin. It can be used to run non-interactive shell commands from the WordPress admin dashboard.

Just like a terminal, WPTerm lets you do almost everything you want (e.g., changing file permissions, viewing network connections or current processes etc). That’s great, but if you aren’t familiar with Unix shell commands, you can also damage your blog. Therefore, each time you use WPTerm, please follow this rule of thumb: if you don’t know what you’re doing, don’t do it!

Compatibility

WPTerm is not compatible with Microsoft Windows; it works on Unix-like servers only.

Because it makes use of PHP program execution functions such as exec or shell_exec, it may not be compatible with some shared hosts that have disabled these functions. To make sure your server is compatible, follow these steps:

  • Download this script.
  • Rename it to “wpterm-check.php”.
  • Upload it inside your website root folder.
  • Go to http://YOUR WEBSITE/wpterm-check.php
  • Delete it afterwards.

Password Protection

You can (and probably should!) password protect the access to WPTerm. Consult the contextual help, or type help at the terminal prompt to get more details about how to enable this feature.

Features

  • Selectable PHP program execution function to run commands.
  • Custom fonts family, size and color.
  • Custom background color.
  • History and scrollback buffer.
  • Terminal bell (audible / visible).
  • Optional password protection.
  • Contextual help.
  • Multisite compatible (only accessible to the SuperAdmin).

Supported Languages

  • English
  • French

Requirements

  • WordPress 3.3+
  • PHP 5.3+
  • Unix-like OS (Linux, *BSD etc) only. WPTerm is NOT compatible with Microsoft Windows.

Screenshots

  • Terminal (default colors and welcome message).
  • Terminal (custom colors and welcome message).
  • Terminal (custom colors and welcome message).
  • Password protection.
  • Settings (fonts and colors).
  • Settings (terminal).
  • Contextual help.

Installation

  1. Upload wpterm folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ page in WordPress.
  3. Plugin settings are located in the ‘Tools > WPTerm’ sub-menu.

FAQ

Is there any Microsoft Windows version ?

WPTerm works on Unix-like servers only.

Reviews

June 6, 2019
Now I do not longer need an external shell solution and can use the login protection of WordPress. Thanks a lot!
October 22, 2018
Thanks so much for developing this. Exactly what I needed.
August 17, 2018
Ok maybe not 100 times a day, but I wouldn't be surprised if I was responsible for 75% of the active installs. I adore this plugin and use it multiple times a day. If it didn't exist I'd have to go build it!
August 8, 2018
Do what it says. Thank you very very much!
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Contributors & Developers

“WPTerm” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

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Changelog

1.1.7

  • Added right to left language support to the terminal (compatible wit Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari browsers).

1.1.6

  • Fixed an issue where the PHP session required by WPTerm’s password protection was always started, even when a non-admin user visited the site.

1.1.5

  • Added popen to the list of PHP functions that you can select to run commands (see “Settings > Terminal > Use the following PHP function for command execution”).

1.1.4

  • WordPress 4.9 compatibility.