wp plugin list

Displays a list of the plugins installed on the site with activation status, whether or not there’s an update available, etc.

Use --status=dropin to list installed dropins (e.g. object-cache.php).


Filter results based on the value of a field.
Prints the value of a single field for each plugin.
Limit the output to specific object fields.
Render output in a particular format.
default: table
– table
– csv
– count
– json
– yaml

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These fields will be displayed by default for each plugin:

  • name
  • status
  • update
  • version

These fields are optionally available:

  • update_version
  • update_package
  • update_id
  • title
  • description
  • file

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# List active plugins on the site.
$ wp plugin list --status=active --format=json

# List plugins on each site in a network.
$ wp site list --field=url | xargs -I % wp plugin list --url=%
| name    | status         | update | version |
| akismet | active-network | none   | 3.1.11  |
| hello   | inactive       | none   | 1.6     |
| name    | status         | update | version |
| akismet | active-network | none   | 3.1.11  |
| hello   | inactive       | none   | 1.6     |

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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.
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