wp package browse

Browses WP-CLI packages available for installation.

Lists packages available for installation from the Package Index. Although the package index will remain in place for backward compatibility reasons, it has been deprecated and will not be updated further. Please refer to https://github.com/wp-cli/ideas/issues/51 to read about its potential replacement.


Limit the output to specific fields. Defaults to all fields.
Render output in a particular format.
default: table
– table
– csv
– ids
– json
– yaml

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These fields will be displayed by default for each package:

  • name
  • description
  • authors
  • version

There are no optionally available fields.

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$ wp package browse --format=yaml
  name: 10up/mu-migration
  description: A set of WP-CLI commands to support the migration of single WordPress instances to multisite
  authors: Nícholas André
  version: dev-master, dev-develop
  name: aaemnnosttv/wp-cli-dotenv-command
  description: Dotenv commands for WP-CLI
  authors: Evan Mattson
  version: v0.1, v0.1-beta.1, v0.2, dev-master, dev-dev, dev-develop, dev-tests/behat
  name: aaemnnosttv/wp-cli-http-command
  description: WP-CLI command for using the WordPress HTTP API
  authors: Evan Mattson
  version: dev-master

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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 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).
--[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.