wp profile eval-file

Profile execution of an arbitrary file.

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File execution happens after WordPress has loaded entirely, which means you can use any utilities defined in WordPress, active plugins, or the current theme.


Use the wp profile eval-file command by installing the command’s package:

wp package install wp-cli/profile-command

Once the package is successfully installed, the wp profile eval-file command will appear in the list of available commands.


The path to the PHP file to execute and profile.
Focus on key metrics for all hooks, or callbacks on a specific hook.
Display one or more fields.
Render output in a particular format. -– default: table options: – table – json – yaml – csv -–
Ascending or Descending order. -– default: ASC options: – ASC – DESC -–
Order by fields.

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.

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.