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
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.