wp db query

Executes a SQL query against the database.

Executes an arbitrary SQL query using DB_HOST, DB_NAME, DB_USER
and DB_PASSWORD database credentials specified in wp-config.php.


A SQL query. If not passed, will try to read from STDIN.
Username to pass to mysql. Defaults to DB_USER.
Password to pass to mysql. Defaults to DB_PASSWORD.
Extra arguments to pass to mysql. Refer to mysql docs.
Loads the environment’s MySQL option files. Default behavior is to skip loading them to avoid failures due to misconfiguration.

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# Execute a query stored in a file
$ wp db query < debug.sql

# Check all tables in the database
$ wp db query "CHECK TABLE $(wp db tables | paste -s -d, -);"
| Table                                 | Op    | Msg_type | Msg_text |
| wordpress_dbase.wp_users              | check | status   | OK       |
| wordpress_dbase.wp_usermeta           | check | status   | OK       |
| wordpress_dbase.wp_posts              | check | status   | OK       |
| wordpress_dbase.wp_comments           | check | status   | OK       |
| wordpress_dbase.wp_links              | check | status   | OK       |
| wordpress_dbase.wp_options            | check | status   | OK       |
| wordpress_dbase.wp_postmeta           | check | status   | OK       |
| wordpress_dbase.wp_terms              | check | status   | OK       |
| wordpress_dbase.wp_term_taxonomy      | check | status   | OK       |
| wordpress_dbase.wp_term_relationships | check | status   | OK       |
| wordpress_dbase.wp_termmeta           | check | status   | OK       |
| wordpress_dbase.wp_commentmeta        | check | status   | OK       |

# Pass extra arguments through to MySQL
$ wp db query 'SELECT * FROM wp_options WHERE option_name="home"' --skip-column-names
| 2 | home | http://wordpress-develop.dev | yes |

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These global parameters have the same behavior across all commands and affect how WP-CLI interacts with WordPress.

Argument Description
--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”, “docker-compose-run”, “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).
--exec=<php-code> Execute PHP code before running the command (may be used more than once).
--context=<context> Load WordPress in a given context.
--[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.

Command documentation is regenerated at every release. To add or update an example, please submit a pull request against the corresponding part of the codebase.