wp core install

Runs the standard WordPress installation process.

$ wp core install --url=<url> --title=<site-title> --admin_user=<username> [--admin_password=<password>] --admin_email=<email> [--skip-email]

Creates the WordPress tables in the database using the URL, title, and default admin user details provided. Performs the famous 5 minute install in seconds or less.

Note: if you've installed WordPress in a subdirectory, then you'll need to wp option update siteurl after wp core install. For instance, if WordPress is installed in the /wp directory and your domain is example.com, then you'll need to run wp option update siteurl http://example.com/wp for your WordPress installation to function properly.

Note: When using custom user tables (e.g. CUSTOM_USER_TABLE), the admin email and password are ignored if the user_login already exists. If the user_login doesn't exist, a new user will be created.

OPTIONS

--url=<url>
The address of the new site.
--title=<site-title>
The title of the new site.
--admin_user=<username>
The name of the admin user.
[--admin_password=<password>]
The password for the admin user. Defaults to randomly generated string.
--admin_email=<email>
The email address for the admin user.
[--skip-email]
Don't send an email notification to the new admin user.

EXAMPLES

# Install WordPress in 5 seconds
$ wp core install --url=example.com --title=Example --admin_user=supervisor --admin_password=strongpassword --admin_email=info@example.com
Success: WordPress installed successfully.

# Install WordPress without disclosing admin_password to bash history
$ wp core install --url=example.com --title=Example --admin_user=supervisor --admin_email=info@example.com --prompt=admin_password < admin_password.txt

GLOBAL PARAMETERS

--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 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.