wp plugin search

Searches the WordPress.org plugin directory.

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Displays plugins in the WordPress.org plugin directory matching a given search query.


The string to search for.
Optional page to display. -– default: 1 -–
Optional number of results to display. -– default: 10 -–
Prints the value of a single field for each plugin.
Ask for specific fields from the API. Defaults to name,slug,author_profile,rating. Acceptable values: name: Plugin Name slug: Plugin Slug version: Current Version Number author: Plugin Author author_profile: Plugin Author Profile contributors: Plugin Contributors requires: Plugin Minimum Requirements tested: Plugin Tested Up To compatibility: Plugin Compatible With rating: Plugin Rating in Percent and Total Number ratings: Plugin Ratings for each star (1-5) num_ratings: Number of Plugin Ratings homepage: Plugin Author’s Homepage description: Plugin’s Description short_description: Plugin’s Short Description sections: Plugin Readme Sections: description, installation, FAQ, screenshots, other notes, and changelog downloaded: Plugin Download Count last_updated: Plugin’s Last Update added: Plugin’s Date Added to wordpress.org Repository tags: Plugin’s Tags versions: Plugin’s Available Versions with D/L Link donate_link: Plugin’s Donation Link banners: Plugin’s Banner Image Link icons: Plugin’s Icon Image Link active_installs: Plugin’s Number of Active Installs contributors: Plugin’s List of Contributors url: Plugin’s URL on wordpress.org
Render output in a particular format. -– default: table options: – table – csv – count – json – yaml -–


$ wp plugin search dsgnwrks --per-page=20 --format=json
Success: Showing 3 of 3 plugins.
[{"name":"DsgnWrks Instagram Importer Debug","slug":"dsgnwrks-instagram-importer-debug","rating":0},{"name":"DsgnWrks Instagram Importer","slug":"dsgnwrks-instagram-importer","rating":84},{"name":"DsgnWrks Twitter Importer","slug":"dsgnwrks-twitter-importer","rating":80}]

$ wp plugin search dsgnwrks --fields=name,version,slug,rating,num_ratings
Success: Showing 3 of 3 plugins.
| name                              | version | slug                              | rating | num_ratings |
| DsgnWrks Instagram Importer Debug | 0.1.6   | dsgnwrks-instagram-importer-debug | 0      | 0           |
| DsgnWrks Instagram Importer       | 1.3.7   | dsgnwrks-instagram-importer       | 84     | 23          |
| DsgnWrks Twitter Importer         | 1.1.1   | dsgnwrks-twitter-importer         | 80     | 1           |

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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