wp package install

Installs a WP-CLI package.

$ wp package install <name|git|path|zip>

Packages are required to be a valid Composer package, and can be specified as:

  • Package name from WP-CLI's package index.
  • Git URL accessible by the current shell user.
  • Path to a directory on the local machine.
  • Local or remote .zip file.

Packages are installed to ~/.wp-cli/packages/ by default. Use the WP_CLI_PACKAGES_DIR environment variable to provide a custom path.

When installing a local directory, WP-CLI simply registers a reference to the directory. If you move or delete the directory, WP-CLI's reference breaks.

When installing a .zip file, WP-CLI extracts the package to ~/.wp-cli/packages/local/<package-name>.

OPTIONS

<name|git|path|zip>
Name, git URL, directory path, or .zip file for the package to install. Names can optionally include a version constraint (e.g. wp-cli/server-command:@stable).

EXAMPLES

# Install the latest development version from the package index.
$ wp package install wp-cli/server-command
Installing package wp-cli/server-command (dev-master)
Updating /home/person/.wp-cli/packages/composer.json to require the package...
Using Composer to install the package...
---
Loading composer repositories with package information
Updating dependencies
Resolving dependencies through SAT
Dependency resolution completed in 0.005 seconds
Analyzed 732 packages to resolve dependencies
Analyzed 1034 rules to resolve dependencies
 - Installing package
Writing lock file
Generating autoload files
---
Success: Package installed.

# Install the latest stable version.
$ wp package install wp-cli/server-command:@stable

# Install a package hosted at a git URL.
$ wp package install git@github.com:runcommand/hook.git

# Install a package in a .zip file.
$ wp package install google-sitemap-generator-cli.zip

GLOBAL PARAMETERS

--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

Browses WP-CLI packages available for installation.

Installs a WP-CLI package.

Lists installed WP-CLI packages.

Gets the path to an installed WP-CLI package, or the package directory.

Uninstalls a WP-CLI package.

Updates all installed WP-CLI packages to their latest version.