Tonight I needed to do some work on my Other Blog and noticed that I was unable to edit images directly in WordPress. Yep, I hadn’t installed Image Magick yet and so those functions were not available. If you followed the installation/configuration instructions at my Previous Post, then the following likely applies to you. And it might apply to you anyway. I knew it was just a PECL install away, but I forgot to install Imagick first, and so I got the error “checking Testing /usr/local/bin/MagickWand-config… Doesn’t exist”. If you follow the steps below, it’ll fix it right up.
I’ve distilled it into a few simple steps:
1: Install Image Magick and needed libraries:
yum install ImageMagick-Devel ImageMagick
Now you’re ready to install the PHP PECL library.
2: Install imagick via PECL:
/opt/rh/rh-php56/root/bin/pecl install imagick
3: Enable it in your php.ini
echo "extension=imagick.so" >> /home/username/etc/php5.6/php.ini
4: Restart Apache
systemctl restart httpd
That should do it! Use a phpinfo() to check to make sure the module is there, and you’re good to go!