wp db tables

Lists the database tables.

$ wp db tables [<table>...] [--scope=<scope>] [--network] [--all-tables-with-prefix] [--all-tables] [--format=<format>]

Defaults to all tables registered to the $wpdb database handler.


List tables based on wildcard search, e.g. 'wp_*_options' or 'wp_post?'.
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.
Render output in a particular format. --- default: list options:
  • list
  • csv ---


# List tables for a single site, without shared tables like 'wp_users'
$ wp db tables --scope=blog --url=sub.example.com

# Export only tables for a single site
$ wp db export --tables=$(wp db tables --url=sub.example.com --format=csv)
Success: Exported to wordpress_dbase.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.

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.