wp find

Find WordPress installations on the filesystem.

Recursively iterates subdirectories of provided <path> to find and report WordPress installations. A WordPress installation is a wp-includes directory with a version.php file.

Avoids recursing some known paths (e.g. /node_modules/, hidden sys dirs) to significantly improve performance.

Indicates depth at which the WordPress installations was found, and its alias, if it has one.

$ wp find ./
| version_path                         | version             | depth | alias  |
| /Users/wpcli/wp-includes/version.php | 4.8-alpha-39357-src | 2     | @wpcli |


These fields will be displayed by default for each installation:

  • version_path – Path to the version.php file.
  • version – WordPress version.
  • depth – Directory depth at which the installation was found.
  • alias – WP-CLI alias, if one is registered.

These fields are optionally available:

  • wp_path – Path that can be passed to --path=&lt;path&gt; global parameter.
  • db_host – Host name for the database.
  • db_user – User name for the database.
  • db_name – Database name for the database.

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Use the wp find command by installing the command's package:

wp package install wp-cli/find-command

Once the package is successfully installed, the wp find command will appear in the list of available commands.

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Path to search the subdirectories of.
Skip the paths that are ignored by default.
Include additional ignored paths as CSV (e.g. ‘/sys-backup/,/temp/’).
Only recurse to a specified depth, inclusive.
Limit the output to specific row fields.
Output a specific field for each row.
Render output in a specific format.
default: table
– table
– json
– csv
– yaml
– count
Log useful information to STDOUT.

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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.