wp option update


The name of the option to update.
The new value. If ommited, the value is read from STDIN.
Requires WP 4.2. Should this option be automatically loaded.
– ‘yes’
– ‘no’
The serialization format for the value.
default: plaintext
– plaintext
– json

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# Update an option by reading from a file.
$ wp option update my_option < value.txt
Success: Updated 'my_option' option.

# Update one option on multiple sites using xargs.
$ wp site list --field=url | xargs -n1 -I {} sh -c 'wp --url={} option update my_option my_value'
Success: Updated 'my_option' option.
Success: Updated 'my_option' option.

# Update site blog name.
$ wp option update blogname "Random blog name"
Success: Updated 'blogname' option.

# Update site blog description.
$ wp option update blogdescription "Some random blog description"
Success: Updated 'blogdescription' option.

# Update admin email address.
$ wp option update admin_email someone@example.com
Success: Updated 'admin_email' option.

# Set the default role.
$ wp option update default_role author
Success: Updated 'default_role' option.

# Set the timezone string.
$ wp option update timezone_string "America/New_York"
Success: Updated 'timezone_string' option.

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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.