wp theme search

Searches the WordPress.org theme directory.

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Displays themes in the WordPress.org theme directory matching a given search query.


The string to search for.
Optional page to display. -– default: 1 -–
Optional number of results to display. Defaults to 10.
Prints the value of a single field for each theme.
Ask for specific fields from the API. Defaults to name,slug,author,rating. Acceptable values: name: Theme Name slug: Theme Slug version: Current Version Number author: Theme Author preview_url: Theme Preview URL screenshot_url: Theme Screenshot URL rating: Theme Rating num_ratings: Number of Theme Ratings homepage: Theme Author’s Homepage description: Theme Description url: Theme’s URL on wordpress.org
Render output in a particular format. -– default: table options: – table – csv – json – count – yaml -–


$ wp theme search photo --per-page=6
Success: Showing 6 of 203 themes.
| name                 | slug                 | rating |
| Photos               | photos               | 100    |
| Infinite Photography | infinite-photography | 100    |
| PhotoBook            | photobook            | 100    |
| BG Photo Frame       | bg-photo-frame       | 0      |
| fPhotography         | fphotography         | 0      |
| Photo Perfect        | photo-perfect        | 98     |

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.