wp config create

Generates a wp-config.php file.

$ wp config create --dbname=<dbname> --dbuser=<dbuser> [--dbpass=<dbpass>] [--dbhost=<dbhost>] [--dbprefix=<dbprefix>] [--dbcharset=<dbcharset>] [--dbcollate=<dbcollate>] [--locale=<locale>] [--extra-php] [--skip-salts] [--skip-check] [--force]

Creates a new wp-config.php with database constants, and verifies that the database constants are correct.


Set the database name.
Set the database user.
Set the database user password.
Set the database host. --- default: localhost ---
Set the database table prefix. --- default: wp_ ---
Set the database charset. --- default: utf8 ---
Set the database collation. --- default: ---
Set the WPLANG constant. Defaults to $wp_local_package variable.
If set, the command copies additional PHP code into wp-config.php from STDIN.
If set, keys and salts won't be generated, but should instead be passed via --extra-php.
If set, the database connection is not checked.
Overwrites existing files, if present.


# Standard wp-config.php file
$ wp config create --dbname=testing --dbuser=wp --dbpass=securepswd --locale=ro_RO
Success: Generated 'wp-config.php' file.

$ wp config create --dbname=testing --dbuser=wp --dbpass=securepswd --extra-php <<PHP
define( 'WP_DEBUG', true );
define( 'WP_DEBUG_LOG', true );
Success: Generated 'wp-config.php' file.

# Avoid disclosing password to bash history by reading from password.txt
# Using --prompt=dbpass will prompt for the 'dbpass' argument
$ wp config create --dbname=testing --dbuser=wp --prompt=dbpass < password.txt
Success: Generated 'wp-config.php' file.


--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

Generates a wp-config.php file.

Deletes a specific constant or variable from the wp-config.php file.

Launches system editor to edit the wp-config.php file.

Gets the value of a specific constant or variable defined in wp-config.php file.

Checks whether a specific constant or variable exists in the wp-config.php file.

Lists variables, constants, and file includes defined in wp-config.php file.

Gets the path to wp-config.php file.

Sets the value of a specific constant or variable defined in wp-config.php file.

Refreshes the salts defined in the wp-config.php file.