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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 to the WordPress files.
Pretend request came from given URL. In multisite, this argument is how the target site is specified.
Perform operation against a remote server over SSH (or a container using scheme of “docker”, “docker-compose”, “vagrant”).
Perform operation against a remote WordPress install over HTTP.
Set the WordPress user.
Skip loading all plugins, or a comma-separated list of plugins. Note: mu-plugins are still loaded.
Skip loading all themes, or a comma-separated list of themes.
Skip loading all installed packages.
Load PHP file before running the command (may be used more than once).
Whether to colorize the output.
Show all PHP errors and add verbosity to WP-CLI output. Built-in groups include: bootstrap, commandfactory, and help.
Prompt the user to enter values for all command arguments, or a subset specified as comma-separated values.
Suppress informational messages.


  • [] - 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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