wp user <command>

Manages users, along with their roles, capabilities, and meta.

$ wp user <command>


wp user add-cap
Adds a capability to a user.
wp user add-role
Adds a role for a user.
wp user check-password
Checks if a user's password is valid or not.
wp user create
Creates a new user.
wp user delete
Deletes one or more users from the current site.
wp user generate
Generates some users.
wp user get
Gets details about a user.
wp user import-csv
Imports users from a CSV file.
wp user list
Lists users.
wp user list-caps
Lists all capabilities for a user.
wp user meta
Adds, updates, deletes, and lists user custom fields.
wp user remove-cap
Removes a user's capability.
wp user remove-role
Removes a user's role.
wp user reset-password
Resets the password for one or more users.
wp user session
Destroys and lists a user's sessions.
wp user set-role
Sets the user role.
wp user spam
Marks one or more users as spam.
wp user term
Adds, updates, removes, and lists user terms.
wp user unspam
Removes one or more users from spam.
wp user update
Updates an existing user.

See references for Roles and Capabilities and WP User class.


# List user IDs
$ wp user list --field=ID

# Create a new user.
$ wp user create bob bob@example.com --role=author
Success: Created user 3.
Password: k9**&I4vNH(&

# Update an existing user.
$ wp user update 123 --display_name=Mary --user_pass=marypass
Success: Updated user 123.

# Delete user 123 and reassign posts to user 567
$ wp user delete 123 --reassign=567
Success: Removed user 123 from http://example.com


--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.