wp db size

Displays the database name and size.

Display the database name and size for DB_NAME specified in wp-config.php. The size defaults to a human-readable number.


Display the database size only, as a bare number.
default: b
– b (bytes)
– kb (kilobytes)
– mb (megabytes)
– gb (gigabytes)
– tb (terabytes)

Display each table name and size instead of the database size.
table, csv, json
default: table options:
– table
– csv
– json
Can be all, global, ms_global, blog, or old tables. Defaults to all.
List all the tables in a multisite install.
List all tables that match the table prefix even if not registered on $wpdb. Overrides –network.
List all tables in the database, regardless of the prefix, and even if not registered on $wpdb. Overrides –all-tables-with-prefix.

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$ wp db size
| Name              | Size |
| wordpress_default | 6 MB |

$ wp db size --tables
| Name                  | Size  |
| wp_users              | 64 KB |
| wp_usermeta           | 48 KB |
| wp_posts              | 80 KB |
| wp_comments           | 96 KB |
| wp_links              | 32 KB |
| wp_options            | 32 KB |
| wp_postmeta           | 48 KB |
| wp_terms              | 48 KB |
| wp_term_taxonomy      | 48 KB |
| wp_term_relationships | 32 KB |
| wp_termmeta           | 48 KB |
| wp_commentmeta        | 48 KB |

$ wp db size --size_format=b

$ wp db size --size_format=kb

$ wp db size --size_format=mb

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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”, “vagrant”).
--http=<http> Perform operation against a remote WordPress install over HTTP.
--user=<id\|login\|email> Set the WordPress user.
--skip-plugins[=<plugin>] Skip loading all or some plugins. Note: mu-plugins are still loaded.
--skip-themes[=<theme>] Skip loading all or some themes.
--skip-packages Skip loading all installed packages.
--require=<path> Load PHP file before running the command (may be used more than once).
--[no-]color Whether to colorize the output.
--debug[=<group>] Show all PHP errors; add verbosity to WP-CLI bootstrap.
--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.