wp term generate

Generates some terms.

$ wp term generate <taxonomy> [--count=<number>] [--max_depth=<number>] [--format=<format>]

Creates a specified number of new terms with dummy data.


The taxonomy for the generated terms.
How many terms to generate? --- default: 100 ---
Generate child terms down to a certain depth. --- default: 1 ---
Render output in a particular format. --- default: progress options:
  • progress
  • ids ---


# Generate post categories.
$ wp term generate category --count=10
Generating terms  100% [=========] 0:02 / 0:02

# Add meta to every generated term.
$ wp term generate category --format=ids --count=3 | xargs -d ' ' -I % wp term meta add % foo bar
Success: Added custom field.
Success: Added custom field.
Success: Added custom field.


--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

Creates a new term.

Deletes an existing term.

Generates some terms.

Gets details about a term.

Lists terms in a taxonomy.

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

Migrate a term of a taxonomy to another taxonomy.

Recalculates number of posts assigned to each term.

Updates an existing term.