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Below is a listing of all currently available WP-CLI commands with links to documentation on usage and subcommands.

Looking to learn more about the internal API of WP-CLI or to contribute to its development? Check out the WP-CLI team’s handbook.

Command Description
wp admin

Open /wp-admin/ in a browser.

wp cache

Adds, removes, fetches, and flushes the WP Object Cache object.

wp cap

Adds, removes, and lists capabilities of a user role.

wp cli

Reviews current WP-CLI info, checks for updates, or views defined aliases.

wp comment

Creates, updates, deletes, and moderates comments.

wp config

Generates and reads the wp-config.php file.

wp core

Downloads, installs, updates, and manages a WordPress installation.

wp cron

Tests, runs, and deletes WP-Cron events; manages WP-Cron schedules.

wp db

Performs basic database operations using credentials stored in wp-config.php.

wp dist-archive

Create a distribution archive based on a project’s .distignore file.

wp embed

Inspects oEmbed providers, clears embed cache, and more.

wp eval

Executes arbitrary PHP code.

wp eval-file

Loads and executes a PHP file.

wp export

Exports WordPress content to a WXR file.

wp find

Find WordPress installations on the filesystem.

wp help

Gets help on WP-CLI, or on a specific command.

wp i18n

Provides internationalization tools for WordPress projects.

wp import

Imports content from a given WXR file.

wp language

Installs, activates, and manages language packs.

wp maintenance-mode

Activates, deactivates or checks the status of the maintenance mode of a site.

wp media

Imports files as attachments, regenerates thumbnails, or lists registered image sizes.

wp menu

Lists, creates, assigns, and deletes the active theme’s navigation menus.

wp network

Perform network-wide operations.

wp option

Retrieves and sets site options, including plugin and WordPress settings.

wp package

Lists, installs, and removes WP-CLI packages.

wp plugin

Manages plugins, including installs, activations, and updates.

wp post

Manages posts, content, and meta.

wp post-type

Retrieves details on the site’s registered post types.

wp profile
wp rewrite

Lists or flushes the site’s rewrite rules, updates the permalink structure.

wp role

Manages user roles, including creating new roles and resetting to defaults.

wp scaffold

Generates code for post types, taxonomies, plugins, child themes, etc.

wp search-replace

Searches/replaces strings in the database.

wp server

Launches PHP’s built-in web server for a specific WordPress installation.

wp shell

Opens an interactive PHP console for running and testing PHP code.

wp sidebar

Lists registered sidebars.

wp site

Creates, deletes, empties, moderates, and lists one or more sites on a multisite installation.

wp super-admin

Lists, adds, or removes super admin users on a multisite installation.

wp taxonomy

Retrieves information about registered taxonomies.

wp term

Manages taxonomy terms and term meta, with create, delete, and list commands.

wp theme

Manages themes, including installs, activations, and updates.

wp transient

Adds, gets, and deletes entries in the WordPress Transient Cache.

wp user

Manages users, along with their roles, capabilities, and meta.

wp widget

Manages widgets, including adding and moving them within sidebars.

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Command Description wp admin Open /wp-admin/ in a browser. wp cache Adds, removes, fetches, and flushes the WP Object Cache object. wp cap Adds, removes, and lists capabilities of a user role. wp cli Reviews current WP-CLI info, checks for updates, or views defined aliases. wp comment Creates, updates, deletes, and moderates comments. wp config Generates and reads the wp-config.php file. wp core Downloads, installs, updates, and manages a WordPress installation. wp cron Tests, runs, and deletes WP-Cron events; manages WP-Cron schedules. wp db Performs basic database operations using credentials stored in wp-config.php. wp dist-archive Create a distribution archive based on a project’s .distignore file. wp embed Inspects oEmbed providers, clears embed cache, and more. wp eval Executes arbitrary PHP code. wp eval-file Loads and executes a PHP file. wp export Exports WordPress content to a WXR file. wp find Find WordPress installations on the filesystem. wp help Gets help on WP-CLI, or on a specific command. wp i18n Provides internationalization tools for WordPress projects. wp import Imports content from a given WXR file. wp language Installs, activates, and manages language packs. wp maintenance-mode Activates, deactivates or checks the status of the maintenance mode of a site. wp media Imports files as attachments, regenerates thumbnails, or lists registered image sizes. wp menu Lists, creates, assigns, and deletes the active theme’s navigation menus. wp network Perform network-wide operations. wp option Retrieves and sets site options, including plugin and WordPress settings. wp package Lis
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