wp core <command>

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

$ wp core <command>


wp core check-update
Checks for WordPress updates via Version Check API.
wp core download
Downloads core WordPress files.
wp core install
Runs the standard WordPress installation process.
wp core is-installed
Checks if WordPress is installed.
wp core multisite-convert
Transforms an existing single-site installation into a multisite installation.
wp core multisite-install
Installs WordPress multisite from scratch.
wp core update
Updates WordPress to a newer version.
wp core update-db
Runs the WordPress database update procedure.
wp core verify-checksums
Verifies WordPress files against WordPress.org's checksums.
wp core version
Displays the WordPress version.


# Download WordPress core
$ wp core download --locale=nl_NL
Downloading WordPress 4.5.2 (nl_NL)...
md5 hash verified: c5366d05b521831dd0b29dfc386e56a5
Success: WordPress downloaded.

# Install WordPress
$ wp core install --url=example.com --title=Example --admin_user=supervisor --admin_password=strongpassword --admin_email=info@example.com
Success: WordPress installed successfully.

# Display the WordPress version
$ wp core version


--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.