wp config set

Sets the value of a specific constant or variable defined in wp-config.php file.

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Name of the wp-config.php constant or variable.
Value to set the wp-config.php constant or variable to.
Add the value if it doesn’t exist yet. This is the default behavior, override with –no-add.
Place the value into the wp-config.php file as is, instead of as a quoted string.
Anchor string where additions of new values are anchored around. Defaults to “/* That’s all, stop editing!”. The special case “EOF” string uses the end of the file as the anchor.
Where to place the new values in relation to the anchor string. -– default: ‘before’ options: – before – after -–
Separator string to put between an added value and its anchor string. The following escape sequences will be recognized and properly interpreted: ‘\n’ => newline, ‘\r’ => carriage return, ‘\t’ => tab. Defaults to a single EOL (“\n” on *nix and “\r\n” on Windows).
Type of the config value to set. Defaults to ‘all’. -– default: all options: – constant – variable – all -–
Specify the file path to the config file to be modified. Defaults to the root of the WordPress installation and the filename “wp-config.php”.


# Set the WP_DEBUG constant to true.
$ wp config set WP_DEBUG true --raw

Global Parameters

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.

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