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Global options

Global options (parameters, arguments) can be applied to any command. These parameters behave the same for any command. They affect how WP-CLI interacts with WordPress in General.

List of global options

--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 install 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.

Where

  • [] - you can specify or you can omit.
  • {} - the values in braces are the variable values of the parameter.
  • | - this symbol indicates that you can specify either one or the other value.
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