wp db query

Executes a SQL query against the database.

$ wp db query [<sql>] [--dbuser=<value>] [--dbpass=<value>] [--<field>=<value>]

Executes an arbitrary SQL query using DB_HOST, DB_NAME, DB_USER and DB_PASSWORD database credentials specified in wp-config.php.


A SQL query. If not passed, will try to read from STDIN.
Username to pass to mysql. Defaults to DB_USER.
Password to pass to mysql. Defaults to DB_PASSWORD.
Extra arguments to pass to mysql. Refer to mysql docs.


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

# Check all tables in the database
$ wp db query "CHECK TABLE $(wp db tables | paste -s -d, -);"
| Table                                 | Op    | Msg_type | Msg_text |
| wordpress_dbase.wp_users              | check | status   | OK       |
| wordpress_dbase.wp_usermeta           | check | status   | OK       |
| wordpress_dbase.wp_posts              | check | status   | OK       |
| wordpress_dbase.wp_comments           | check | status   | OK       |
| wordpress_dbase.wp_links              | check | status   | OK       |
| wordpress_dbase.wp_options            | check | status   | OK       |
| wordpress_dbase.wp_postmeta           | check | status   | OK       |
| wordpress_dbase.wp_terms              | check | status   | OK       |
| wordpress_dbase.wp_term_taxonomy      | check | status   | OK       |
| wordpress_dbase.wp_term_relationships | check | status   | OK       |
| wordpress_dbase.wp_termmeta           | check | status   | OK       |
| wordpress_dbase.wp_commentmeta        | check | status   | OK       |

# Pass extra arguments through to MySQL
$ wp db query 'SELECT * FROM wp_options WHERE option_name="home"' --skip-column-names
| 2 | home | http://wordpress-develop.dev | yes |


--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 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.