wp user create

Creates a new user.

$ wp user create <user-login> <user-email> [--role=<role>] [--user_pass=<password>] [--user_registered=<yyyy-mm-dd-hh-ii-ss>] [--display_name=<name>] [--user_nicename=<nice_name>] [--user_url=<url>] [--nickname=<nickname>] [--first_name=<first_name>] [--last_name=<last_name>] [--description=<description>] [--rich_editing=<rich_editing>] [--send-email] [--porcelain]


The login of the user to create.
The email address of the user to create.
The role of the user to create. Default: default role. Possible values include 'administrator', 'editor', 'author', 'contributor', 'subscriber'.
The user password. Default: randomly generated.
The date the user registered. Default: current date.
The display name.
A string that contains a URL-friendly name for the user. The default is the user's username.
A string containing the user's URL for the user's web site.
The user's nickname, defaults to the user's username.
The user's first name.
The user's last name.
A string containing content about the user.
A string for whether to enable the rich editor or not. False if not empty.
Send an email to the user with their new account details.
Output just the new user id.


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

# Create user without showing password upon success
$ wp user create ann ann@example.com --porcelain


--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

Adds a capability to a user.

Adds a role for a user.

Checks if a user's password is valid or not.

Creates a new user.

Deletes one or more users from the current site.

Generates some users.

Gets details about a user.

Imports users from a CSV file.

Lists users.

Lists all capabilities for a user.

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

Removes a user's capability.

Removes a user's role.

Resets the password for one or more users.

Destroys and lists a user's sessions.

Sets the user role.

Marks one or more users as spam.

Adds, updates, removes, and lists user terms.

Removes one or more users from spam.

Updates an existing user.