wp term <command>

Manages taxonomy terms and term meta, with create, delete, and list commands.

$ wp term <command>


wp term create
Creates a new term.
wp term delete
Deletes an existing term.
wp term generate
Generates some terms.
wp term get
Gets details about a term.
wp term list
Lists terms in a taxonomy.
wp term meta
Adds, updates, deletes, and lists term custom fields.
wp term migrate
Migrate a term of a taxonomy to another taxonomy.
wp term recount
Recalculates number of posts assigned to each term.
wp term update
Updates an existing term.

See reference for taxonomies and their terms.


# Create a new term.
$ wp term create category Apple --description="A type of fruit"
Success: Created category 199.

# Get details about a term.
$ wp term get category 199 --format=json --fields=term_id,name,slug,count

# Update an existing term.
$ wp term update category 15 --name=Apple
Success: Term updated.

# Get the term's URL.
$ wp term list post_tag --include=123 --field=url

# Delete post category
$ wp term delete category 15
Success: Deleted category 15.

# Recount posts assigned to each categories and tags
$ wp term recount category post_tag
Success: Updated category term count
Success: Updated post_tag term count


--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.