Drupal Console Running on Windows 10
The Drupal Console is a handy command-line utility for working on Drupal 8 sites. It can help maintain a site and also with default boiler plate module code that can be a pain to create.
Getting it running on windows is a bit of a task. But here are the quick steps I took to get it working.
What You Should have Already Setup
You'll need a few things already setup before these steps will help you.
- Install Composer and get that working
- Install PHP and add it to your PATH
- Have a Drupal 8 site managed with Composer
For more help see my previous post Getting Drupal 8 with Composer Running on Windows 10
Require drupal console in your site.
composer require drupal/console:~1.0 --prefer-dist --optimize-autoloader --sort-packages
Download Drupal Console
Head over to https://drupalconsole.com/installer and save the file to your computer. I choose
Next create a new text file and paste the following
@php.exe "C:\drupal-console\drupal.phar" %*
Save the file as drupal.bat
Edit your windows PATH and add C:/drupal-console, after that open up a new cmd.exe and you should be able to test it by running
drupal site:status in the Drupal 8 directory.