wp post list

Gets a list of posts.

Display posts based on all arguments supported by


One or more args to pass to WP_Query.
Prints the value of a single field for each post.
Limit the output to specific object fields.
Render output in a particular format.
default: table
– table
– csv
– ids
– json
– count
– yaml

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These fields will be displayed by default for each post:

  • ID
  • post_title
  • post_name
  • post_date
  • post_status

These fields are optionally available:

  • post_author
  • post_date_gmt
  • post_content
  • post_excerpt
  • comment_status
  • ping_status
  • post_password
  • to_ping
  • pinged
  • post_modified
  • post_modified_gmt
  • post_content_filtered
  • post_parent
  • guid
  • menu_order
  • post_type
  • post_mime_type
  • comment_count
  • filter
  • url

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# List post
$ wp post list --field=ID

# List posts in JSON
$ wp post list --post_type=post --posts_per_page=5 --format=json
[{"ID":1,"post_title":"Hello world!","post_name":"hello-world","post_date":"2015-06-20 09:00:10","post_status":"publish"},{"ID":1178,"post_title":"Markup: HTML Tags and Formatting","post_name":"markup-html-tags-and-formatting","post_date":"2013-01-11 20:22:19","post_status":"draft"}]

# List all pages
$ wp post list --post_type=page --fields=post_title,post_status
| post_title  | post_status |
| Sample Page | publish     |

# List ids of all pages and posts
$ wp post list --post_type=page,post --format=ids
15 25 34 37 198

# List given posts
$ wp post list --post__in=1,3
| ID | post_title   | post_name   | post_date           | post_status |
| 3  | Lorem Ipsum  | lorem-ipsum | 2016-06-01 14:34:36 | publish     |
| 1  | Hello world! | hello-world | 2016-06-01 14:31:12 | publish     |

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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).
--exec=<php-code> Execute PHP code 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.