wp option update

Updates an option value.

$ wp option update <key> [<value>] [--autoload=<autoload>] [--format=<format>]


The name of the option to update.
The new value. If ommited, the value is read from STDIN.
Requires WP 4.2. Should this option be automatically loaded. --- options:
  • 'yes'
  • 'no' ---
The serialization format for the value. --- default: plaintext options:
  • plaintext
  • json ---


# Update an option by reading from a file.
$ wp option update my_option < value.txt
Success: Updated 'my_option' option.

# Update one option on multiple sites using xargs.
$ wp site list --field=url | xargs -n1 -I {} sh -c 'wp --url={} option update my_option my_value'
Success: Updated 'my_option' option.
Success: Updated 'my_option' option.

# Update site blog name.
$ wp option update blogname "Random blog name"
Success: Updated 'blogname' option.

# Update site blog description.
$ wp option update blogdescription "Some random blog description"
Success: Updated 'blogdescription' option.

# Update admin email address.
$ wp option update admin_email someone@example.com
Success: Updated 'admin_email' option.

# Set the default role.
$ wp option update default_role author
Success: Updated 'default_role' option.

# Set the timezone string.
$ wp option update timezone_string "America/New_York"
Success: Updated 'timezone_string' option.


--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

Adds a new option value.

Deletes an option.

Gets the value for an option.

Lists options and their values.

Updates a nested value in an option.

Gets a nested value from an option.

Updates an option value.