wp cli check-update

Checks to see if there is a newer version of WP-CLI available.

$ wp cli check-update [--patch] [--minor] [--major] [--field=<field>] [--fields=<fields>] [--format=<format>]

Queries the Github releases API. Returns available versions if there are updates available, or success message if using the latest release.


Only list patch updates.
Only list minor updates.
Only list major updates.
Prints the value of a single field for each update.
Limit the output to specific object fields. Defaults to version,update_type,package_url.
Render output in a particular format. --- default: table options:
  • table
  • csv
  • json
  • count
  • yaml ---


# Check for update.
$ wp cli check-update
Success: WP-CLI is at the latest version.

# Check for update and new version is available.
$ wp cli check-update
| version | update_type | package_url                                                                   |
| 0.24.1  | patch       | https://github.com/wp-cli/wp-cli/releases/download/v0.24.1/wp-cli-0.24.1.phar |


--path=<path> Path to the WordPress files.

--url=<url> Pretend request came from given URL. In multisite, this argument is how the target site is specified.

--ssh=[<scheme>:][<user>@]<host|container>[:<port>][<path>] Perform operation against a remote server over SSH (or a container using scheme of "docker", "docker-compose", "vagrant").

--http=<http> Perform operation against a remote WordPress installation over HTTP.

--user=<id|login|email> Set the WordPress user.

--skip-plugins[=<plugins>] Skip loading all plugins, or a comma-separated list of plugins. Note: mu-plugins are still loaded.

--skip-themes[=<themes>] Skip loading all themes, or a comma-separated list of themes.

--skip-packages Skip loading all installed packages.

--require=<path> Load PHP file before running the command (may be used more than once).

--[no-]color Whether to colorize the output.

--debug[=<group>] Show all PHP errors and add verbosity to WP-CLI output. Built-in groups include: bootstrap, commandfactory, and help.

--prompt[=<assoc>] Prompt the user to enter values for all command arguments, or a subset specified as comma-separated values.

--quiet Suppress informational messages.

Related commands
wp cli alias

Retrieves, sets and updates aliases for WordPress Installations.

wp cli cache

Manages the internal WP-CLI cache,.

wp cli check-update

Checks to see if there is a newer version of WP-CLI available.

wp cli cmd-dump

Dumps the list of installed commands, as JSON.

wp cli completions

Generates tab completion strings.

wp cli has-command

Detects if a command exists

wp cli info

Prints various details about the WP-CLI environment.

wp cli param-dump

Dumps the list of global parameters, as JSON or in var_export format.

wp cli update

Updates WP-CLI to the latest release.

wp cli version

Prints WP-CLI version.