wp db <command>

Performs basic database operations using credentials stored in wp-config.php.

$ wp db <command>


wp db check
Checks the current status of the database.
wp db clean
Removes all tables with `$table_prefix` from the database.
wp db cli
Opens a MySQL console using credentials from wp-config.php
wp db columns
Displays information about a given table.
wp db create
Creates a new database.
wp db drop
Deletes the existing database.
wp db export
Exports the database to a file or to STDOUT.
wp db import
Imports a database from a file or from STDIN.
wp db optimize
Optimizes the database.
wp db prefix
Displays the database table prefix.
wp db query
Executes a SQL query against the database.
wp db repair
Repairs the database.
wp db reset
Removes all tables from the database.
wp db search
Finds a string in the database.
wp db size
Displays the database name and size.
wp db tables
Lists the database tables.


# Create a new database.
$ wp db create
Success: Database created.

# Drop an existing database.
$ wp db drop --yes
Success: Database dropped.

# Reset the current database.
$ wp db reset --yes
Success: Database reset.

# Execute a SQL query stored in a file.
$ wp db query < debug.sql


--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.