wp core install

Runs the standard WordPress installation process.

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Creates the WordPress tables in the database using the URL, title, and
default admin user details provided. Performs the famous 5 minute install
in seconds or less.

Note: if you’ve installed WordPress in a subdirectory, then you’ll need
to wp option update siteurl after wp core install. For instance, if
WordPress is installed in the /wp directory and your domain is wp.dev,
then you’ll need to run wp option update siteurl http://wp.dev/wp for
your WordPress install to function properly.

Note: When using custom user tables (e.g. CUSTOM_USER_TABLE), the admin
email and password are ignored if the user_login already exists. If the
user_login doesn’t exist, a new user will be created.


The address of the new site.
The title of the new site.
The name of the admin user.
The password for the admin user. Defaults to randomly generated string.
The email address for the admin user.
Don’t send an email notification to the new admin user.


# Install WordPress in 5 seconds
$ wp core install --url=example.com --title=Example --admin_user=supervisor --admin_password=strongpassword --admin_email=info@example.com
Success: WordPress installed successfully.

# Install WordPress without disclosing admin_password to bash history
$ wp core install --url=example.com --title=Example --admin_user=supervisor --admin_email=info@example.com --prompt=admin_password < admin_password.txt

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.