Statamic has a nice little collection of polite command line commands built on top of Laravel's Artisan console package. They make dev-life easier and just a little bit more enjoyable.


Artisan is the command-line interface included with Laravel. It provides a number of helpful commands that can assist you while building applications.

To view a list of all available Artisan commands, you may use the list command:

php artisan list

Statamic has a number of commands that help you manage your site, ranging from utilities to clear various caches, generators to make users and addons, and more. We’ve aliased all of these Statamic-specific commands into our polite little please command. We think manners are still important.

# Show only Statamic commands
php please list

# These are equivelant
php please make:user
php artisan statamic:make:user

Every command also includes a help screen which displays and describes the command’s available arguments and options. To view a help screen, precede the name of the command with help:

php please help make:user


You can see the list of available commands in your terminal by running php please list. But for those who don’t feel like it, haven’t installed yet, or are scared of the command line, here they are also.

Command Description
addons:discover Rebuild the cached addon package manifest
assets:meta Generate asset metadata files
auth:migration Generate Auth Migrations
glide:clear Clear the Glide image cache
install Install Statamic
make:addon Create a new addon
make:fieldtype Create a new fieldtype addon
make:modifier Create a new modifier addon
make:scope Create a new query scope addon
make:tag Create a new tag addon
make:user Create a new user
make:widget Create a new widget addon
multisite Converts from a single to multisite installation
search:insert Insert an item into its search indexes
search:update Update a search index
stache:clear Clear the “Stache” cache
stache:doctor Diagnose any problems with the Stache.
stache:refresh Clear and rebuild the “Stache” cache
stache:warm Build the “Stache” cache
static:clear Clear the static page cache

Additional Reading

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