wp core update

Updates WordPress to a newer version.

$ wp core update [<zip>] [--minor] [--version=<version>] [--force] [--locale=<locale>]

Defaults to updating WordPress to the latest version.

If you see "Error: Another update is currently in progress.", you may need to run wp option delete core_updater.lock after verifying another update isn't actually running.

OPTIONS

[<zip>]
Path to zip file to use, instead of downloading from wordpress.org.
[--minor]
Only perform updates for minor releases (e.g. update from WP 4.3 to 4.3.3 instead of 4.4.2).
[--version=<version>]
Update to a specific version, instead of to the latest version. Alternatively accepts 'nightly'.
[--force]
Update even when installed WP version is greater than the requested version.
[--locale=<locale>]
Select which language you want to download.

EXAMPLES

# Update WordPress
$ wp core update
Updating to version 4.5.2 (en_US)...
Downloading update from https://downloads.wordpress.org/release/wordpress-4.5.2-no-content.zip...
Unpacking the update...
Cleaning up files...
No files found that need cleaning up
Success: WordPress updated successfully.

# Update WordPress to latest version of 3.8 release
$ wp core update --version=3.8 ../latest.zip
Updating to version 3.8 ()...
Unpacking the update...
Cleaning up files...
File removed: wp-admin/js/tags-box.js
...
File removed: wp-admin/js/updates.min.
377 files cleaned up
Success: WordPress updated successfully.

# Update WordPress to 3.1 forcefully
$ wp core update --version=3.1 --force
Updating to version 3.1 (en_US)...
Downloading update from https://wordpress.org/wordpress-3.1.zip...
Unpacking the update...
Warning: Checksums not available for WordPress 3.1/en_US. Please cleanup files manually.
Success: WordPress updated successfully.

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

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.