How to install and use wp-cli on centos 7 – wordpress cli

How to install wp-cli on centos 7

WP-CLI is the command-line interface for WordPress. You can update plugins, configure multisite installs and much more, without using a web browser.

install wp-cli on centos

Minimum requirements for wp-cli

  • UNIX-like environment (OS X, Linux, FreeBSD, Cygwin); limited support in Windows environment
  • PHP 5.3.29 or later
  • WordPress 3.7 or later

Read Also: How to install wordpress

Download  wp-cli

After the minimum requirements, we will download wp-cli.phar file using curl or wget:

$ curl -O

Now, check the downloaded file is working with the following command:

$ php wp-cli.phar --info

Installing wp-cli

Now we have downloaded and checked wp-cli.phar. Now we will change the permissions to executable and move it to /usr/local/bin or /usr/bin that depends on our path. We will rename the file to wp so it would be easy to use. For me the is /usr/bin:

$ chmod +x wp-cli.phar
$ mv wp-cli.phar /usr/bin/wp

Once you have moved the file to the /usr/bin now let’s check it again:

$ wp --info
PHP binary: /usr/bin/php
PHP version: 5.6.31
php.ini used: /etc/php.ini
WP-CLI root dir: phar://wp-cli.phar
WP-CLI vendor dir: phar://wp-cli.phar/vendor
WP_CLI phar path: /root
WP-CLI packages dir:
WP-CLI global config:
WP-CLI project config:
WP-CLI version: 1.3.0

Using wp-cli

Now we have installed wp-cli now it’s time to work with it.

$ wp cli version
WP-CLI 1.3.0

The above command will show you the version of the wp cli. If you want to check the update of wp cli uses the following command.

$ wp cli check-update
Success: WP-CLI is the latest version.

The wp cli is already up to date. If there will be any update you can use the following command to update it or you can repeat the installation steps:

$ wp cli update

Now navigate to WordPress directory and execute the following command to check the version of the WordPress.

$ cd /var/www/html

$ wp core version

The version if wordpress core is 4.8.1.

If you want to update the WordPress core version using wp cli execute the following command:

$ wp core update

To list the installed plugins:

$ wp plugin list

To update the all the plugins, execute the following command:

$ wp plugin update --all

You can do lot of stuff with wp cli and to see the available options execute the following command:

$ wp --help

You can also go to official website for more information.


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