wp core check-update

Checks for WordPress updates via Version Check API.

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

Lists the most recent versions when there are updates available, or success message when up to date.


Compare only the first two parts of the version number.
Compare only the first part of the version number.
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
  • count
  • json
  • yaml ---


$ wp core check-update
| version | update_type | package_url                                                 |
| 4.5.2   | major       | https://downloads.wordpress.org/release/wordpress-4.5.2.zip |


--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

Checks for WordPress updates via Version Check API.

Downloads core WordPress files.

Runs the standard WordPress installation process.

Checks if WordPress is installed.

Transforms an existing single-site installation into a multisite installation.

Installs WordPress multisite from scratch.

Updates WordPress to a newer version.

Runs the WordPress database update procedure.

Verifies WordPress files against WordPress.org's checksums.

Displays the WordPress version.