wp db size

Displays the database name and size.

$ wp db size [--size_format=<format>] [--tables] [--human-readable] [--format=<format>] [--scope=<scope>] [--network] [--all-tables-with-prefix] [--all-tables]

Display the database name and size for DB_NAME specified in wp-config.php. The size defaults to a human-readable number.

Available size formats include:

  • b (bytes)
  • kb (kilobytes)
  • mb (megabytes)
  • gb (gigabytes)
  • tb (terabytes)
  • B (ISO Byte setting, with no conversion)
  • KB (ISO Kilobyte setting, with 1 KB = 1,000 B)
  • KiB (ISO Kibibyte setting, with 1 KiB = 1,024 B)
  • MB (ISO Megabyte setting, with 1 MB = 1,000 KB)
  • MiB (ISO Mebibyte setting, with 1 MiB = 1,024 KiB)
  • GB (ISO Gigabyte setting, with 1 GB = 1,000 MB)
  • GiB (ISO Gibibyte setting, with 1 GiB = 1,024 MiB)
  • TB (ISO Terabyte setting, with 1 TB = 1,000 GB)
  • TiB (ISO Tebibyte setting, with 1 TiB = 1,024 GiB)


[--size_format=<format>] : Display the database size only, as a bare number.


  • b
  • kb
  • mb
  • gb
  • tb
  • B
  • KB
  • KiB
  • MB
  • MiB
  • GB
  • GiB
  • TB
  • TiB ---
Display each table name and size instead of the database size.
Display database sizes in human readable formats.
Render output in a particular format. --- options:
  • table
  • csv
  • json
  • yaml ---
Can be all, global, ms_global, blog, or old tables. Defaults to all.
List all the tables in a multisite install.
List all tables that match the table prefix even if not registered on $wpdb. Overrides --network.
List all tables in the database, regardless of the prefix, and even if not registered on $wpdb. Overrides --all-tables-with-prefix.


$ wp db size
| Name              | Size |
| wordpress_default | 6 MB |

$ wp db size --tables
| Name                  | Size  |
| wp_users              | 64 KB |
| wp_usermeta           | 48 KB |
| wp_posts              | 80 KB |
| wp_comments           | 96 KB |
| wp_links              | 32 KB |
| wp_options            | 32 KB |
| wp_postmeta           | 48 KB |
| wp_terms              | 48 KB |
| wp_term_taxonomy      | 48 KB |
| wp_term_relationships | 32 KB |
| wp_termmeta           | 48 KB |
| wp_commentmeta        | 48 KB |

$ wp db size --size_format=b

$ wp db size --size_format=kb

$ wp db size --size_format=mb


--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.