Downloads, installs, updates, and manages a WordPress installation.
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wp-cli/core-command

Downloads, installs, updates, and manages a WordPress installation.

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Using

This package implements the following commands:

wp core

Downloads, installs, updates, and manages a WordPress installation.

wp core

EXAMPLES

# Download WordPress core
$ wp core download --locale=nl_NL
Downloading WordPress 4.5.2 (nl_NL)...
md5 hash verified: c5366d05b521831dd0b29dfc386e56a5
Success: WordPress downloaded.

# Install WordPress
$ wp core install --url=example.com --title=Example --admin_user=supervisor --admin_password=strongpassword --admin_email=info@example.com
Success: WordPress installed successfully.

# Display the WordPress version
$ wp core version
4.5.2

wp core check-update

Checks for WordPress updates via Version Check API.

wp core check-update [--minor] [--major] [--field=<field>] [--fields=<fields>] [--format=<format>]

Lists the most recent versions when there are updates available, or success message when up to date.

OPTIONS

[--minor]
	Compare only the first two parts of the version number.

[--major]
	Compare only the first part of the version number.

[--field=<field>]
	Prints the value of a single field for each update.

[--fields=<fields>]
	Limit the output to specific object fields. Defaults to version,update_type,package_url.

[--format=<format>]
	Render output in a particular format.
	---
	default: table
	options:
	  - table
	  - csv
	  - count
	  - json
	  - yaml
	---

EXAMPLES

$ wp core check-update
+---------+-------------+-------------------------------------------------------------+
| version | update_type | package_url                                                 |
+---------+-------------+-------------------------------------------------------------+
| 4.5.2   | major       | https://downloads.wordpress.org/release/wordpress-4.5.2.zip |
+---------+-------------+-------------------------------------------------------------+

wp core download

Downloads core WordPress files.

wp core download [--path=<path>] [--locale=<locale>] [--version=<version>] [--skip-content] [--force]

Downloads and extracts WordPress core files to the specified path. Uses current directory when no path is specified. Downloaded build is verified to have the correct md5 and then cached to the local filesytem. Subsequent uses of command will use the local cache if it still exists.

OPTIONS

[--path=<path>]
	Specify the path in which to install WordPress. Defaults to current
	directory.

[--locale=<locale>]
	Select which language you want to download.

[--version=<version>]
	Select which version you want to download. Accepts a version number, 'latest' or 'nightly'

[--skip-content]
	Download WP without the default themes and plugins.

[--force]
	Overwrites existing files, if present.

EXAMPLES

$ wp core download --locale=nl_NL
Downloading WordPress 4.5.2 (nl_NL)...
md5 hash verified: c5366d05b521831dd0b29dfc386e56a5
Success: WordPress downloaded.

wp core install

Runs the standard WordPress installation process.

wp core install --url=<url> --title=<site-title> --admin_user=<username> [--admin_password=<password>] --admin_email=<email> [--skip-email]

Creates the WordPress tables in the database using the URL, title, and default admin user details provided. Performs the famous 5 minute install in seconds or less.

Note: if you've installed WordPress in a subdirectory, then you'll need to wp option update siteurl after wp core install. For instance, if WordPress is installed in the /wp directory and your domain is wp.dev, then you'll need to run wp option update siteurl http://wp.dev/wp for your WordPress installation to function properly.

Note: When using custom user tables (e.g. CUSTOM_USER_TABLE), the admin email and password are ignored if the user_login already exists. If the user_login doesn't exist, a new user will be created.

OPTIONS

--url=<url>
	The address of the new site.

--title=<site-title>
	The title of the new site.

--admin_user=<username>
	The name of the admin user.

[--admin_password=<password>]
	The password for the admin user. Defaults to randomly generated string.

--admin_email=<email>
	The email address for the admin user.

[--skip-email]
	Don't send an email notification to the new admin user.

EXAMPLES

# Install WordPress in 5 seconds
$ wp core install --url=example.com --title=Example --admin_user=supervisor --admin_password=strongpassword --admin_email=info@example.com
Success: WordPress installed successfully.

# Install WordPress without disclosing admin_password to bash history
$ wp core install --url=example.com --title=Example --admin_user=supervisor --admin_email=info@example.com --prompt=admin_password < admin_password.txt

wp core is-installed

Checks if WordPress is installed.

wp core is-installed [--network]

Determines whether WordPress is installed by checking if the standard database tables are installed. Doesn't produce output; uses exit codes to communicate whether WordPress is installed.

[--network]
	Check if this is a multisite installation.

EXAMPLES

# Check whether WordPress is installed; exit status 0 if installed, otherwise 1
$ wp core is-installed
$ echo $?
1

# Bash script for checking whether WordPress is installed or not
if ! $(wp core is-installed); then
    wp core install
fi

wp core multisite-convert

Transforms an existing single-site installation into a multisite installation.

wp core multisite-convert [--title=<network-title>] [--base=<url-path>] [--subdomains]

Creates the multisite database tables, and adds the multisite constants to wp-config.php.

For those using WordPress with Apache, remember to update the .htaccess file with the appropriate multisite rewrite rules.

Review the multisite documentation for more details about how multisite works.

OPTIONS

[--title=<network-title>]
	The title of the new network.

[--base=<url-path>]
	Base path after the domain name that each site url will start with.
	---
	default: /
	---

[--subdomains]
	If passed, the network will use subdomains, instead of subdirectories. Doesn't work with 'localhost'.

EXAMPLES

$ wp core multisite-convert
Set up multisite database tables.
Added multisite constants to wp-config.php.
Success: Network installed. Don't forget to set up rewrite rules.

wp core multisite-install

Installs WordPress multisite from scratch.

wp core multisite-install [--url=<url>] [--base=<url-path>] [--subdomains] --title=<site-title> --admin_user=<username> [--admin_password=<password>] --admin_email=<email> [--skip-email] [--skip-config]

Creates the WordPress tables in the database using the URL, title, and default admin user details provided. Then, creates the multisite tables in the database and adds multisite constants to the wp-config.php.

For those using WordPress with Apache, remember to update the .htaccess file with the appropriate multisite rewrite rules.

OPTIONS

[--url=<url>]
	The address of the new site.

[--base=<url-path>]
	Base path after the domain name that each site url in the network will start with.
	---
	default: /
	---

[--subdomains]
	If passed, the network will use subdomains, instead of subdirectories. Doesn't work with 'localhost'.

--title=<site-title>
	The title of the new site.

--admin_user=<username>
	The name of the admin user.
	---
	default: admin
	---

[--admin_password=<password>]
	The password for the admin user. Defaults to randomly generated string.

--admin_email=<email>
	The email address for the admin user.

[--skip-email]
	Don't send an email notification to the new admin user.

[--skip-config]
	Don't add multisite constants to wp-config.php.

EXAMPLES

$ wp core multisite-install --title="Welcome to the WordPress" \
> --admin_user="admin" --admin_password="password" \
> --admin_email="user@example.com"
Single site database tables already present.
Set up multisite database tables.
Added multisite constants to wp-config.php.
Success: Network installed. Don't forget to set up rewrite rules.

wp core update

Updates WordPress to a newer version.

wp core update [<zip>] [--minor] [--version=<version>] [--force] [--locale=<locale>]

Defaults to updating WordPress to the latest version.

If you see "Error: Another update is currently in progress.", you may need to run wp option delete core_updater.lock after verifying another update isn't actually running.

OPTIONS

[<zip>]
	Path to zip file to use, instead of downloading from wordpress.org.

[--minor]
	Only perform updates for minor releases (e.g. update from WP 4.3 to 4.3.3 instead of 4.4.2).

[--version=<version>]
	Update to a specific version, instead of to the latest version. Alternatively accepts 'nightly'.

[--force]
	Update even when installed WP version is greater than the requested version.

[--locale=<locale>]
	Select which language you want to download.

EXAMPLES

# Update WordPress
$ wp core update
Updating to version 4.5.2 (en_US)...
Downloading update from https://downloads.wordpress.org/release/wordpress-4.5.2-no-content.zip...
Unpacking the update...
Cleaning up files...
No files found that need cleaning up
Success: WordPress updated successfully.

# Update WordPress to latest version of 3.8 release
$ wp core update --version=3.8 ../latest.zip
Updating to version 3.8 ()...
Unpacking the update...
Cleaning up files...
File removed: wp-admin/js/tags-box.js
...
File removed: wp-admin/js/updates.min.
377 files cleaned up
Success: WordPress updated successfully.

# Update WordPress to 3.1 forcefully
$ wp core update --version=3.1 --force
Updating to version 3.1 (en_US)...
Downloading update from https://wordpress.org/wordpress-3.1.zip...
Unpacking the update...
Warning: Checksums not available for WordPress 3.1/en_US. Please cleanup files manually.
Success: WordPress updated successfully.

wp core update-db

Runs the WordPress database update procedure.

wp core update-db [--network] [--dry-run]
[--network]
	Update databases for all sites on a network

[--dry-run]
	Compare database versions without performing the update.

EXAMPLES

# Update the WordPress database
$ wp core update-db
Success: WordPress database upgraded successfully from db version 36686 to 35700.

# Update databases for all sites on a network
$ wp core update-db --network
WordPress database upgraded successfully from db version 35700 to 29630 on example.com/
Success: WordPress database upgraded on 123/123 sites

wp core version

Displays the WordPress version.

wp core version [--extra]

OPTIONS

[--extra]
	Show extended version information.

EXAMPLES

# Display the WordPress version
$ wp core version
4.5.2

# Display WordPress version along with other information
$ wp core version --extra
WordPress version: 4.5.2
Database revision: 36686
TinyMCE version:   4.310 (4310-20160418)
Package language:  en_US

Installing

This package is included with WP-CLI itself, no additional installation necessary.

To install the latest version of this package over what's included in WP-CLI, run:

wp package install git@github.com:wp-cli/core-command.git

Contributing

We appreciate you taking the initiative to contribute to this project.

Contributing isn’t limited to just code. We encourage you to contribute in the way that best fits your abilities, by writing tutorials, giving a demo at your local meetup, helping other users with their support questions, or revising our documentation.

For a more thorough introduction, check out WP-CLI's guide to contributing. This package follows those policy and guidelines.

Reporting a bug

Think you’ve found a bug? We’d love for you to help us get it fixed.

Before you create a new issue, you should search existing issues to see if there’s an existing resolution to it, or if it’s already been fixed in a newer version.

Once you’ve done a bit of searching and discovered there isn’t an open or fixed issue for your bug, please create a new issue. Include as much detail as you can, and clear steps to reproduce if possible. For more guidance, review our bug report documentation.

Creating a pull request

Want to contribute a new feature? Please first open a new issue to discuss whether the feature is a good fit for the project.

Once you've decided to commit the time to seeing your pull request through, please follow our guidelines for creating a pull request to make sure it's a pleasant experience. See "Setting up" for details specific to working on this package locally.

Support

Github issues aren't for general support questions, but there are other venues you can try: https://wp-cli.org/#support

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