wp post delete

Deletes an existing post.

$ wp post delete <id>... [--force] [--defer-term-counting]

OPTIONS

<id>...
One or more IDs of posts to delete.
[--force]
Skip the trash bin.
[--defer-term-counting]
Recalculate term count in batch, for a performance boost.

EXAMPLES

# Delete post skipping trash
$ wp post delete 123 --force
Success: Deleted post 123.

# Delete all pages
$ wp post delete $(wp post list --post_type='page' --format=ids)
Success: Trashed post 1164.
Success: Trashed post 1186.

# Delete all posts in the trash
$ wp post delete $(wp post list --post_status=trash --format=ids)
Success: Deleted post 1268.
Success: Deleted post 1294.

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
wp post create

Creates a new post.

wp post delete

Deletes an existing post.

wp post edit

Launches system editor to edit post content.

wp post exists

Verifies whether a post exists.

wp post generate

Generates some posts.

wp post get

Gets details about a post.

wp post list

Gets a list of posts.

wp post meta

Adds, updates, deletes, and lists post custom fields.

wp post term

Adds, updates, removes, and lists post terms.

wp post update

Updates one or more existing posts.