wp profile stage

When WordPress handles a request from a browser, it’s essentially executing as one long PHP script. wp profile stage breaks the script into three stages:

  • bootstrap is where WordPress is setting itself up, loading plugins and the main theme, and firing the init hook.
  • main_query is how WordPress transforms the request (e.g. /2016/10/21/moms-birthday/) into the primary WP_Query.
  • template is where WordPress determines which theme template to render based on the main query, and renders it.

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# `wp profile stage` gives an overview of each stage.
$ wp profile stage –fields=stage,time,cache_ratio
| stage | time | cache_ratio |
| bootstrap | 0.7994s | 93.21% |
| main_query | 0.0123s | 94.29% |
| template | 0.792s | 91.23% |
| total (3) | 1.6037s | 92.91% |

# Then, dive into hooks for each stage with `wp profile stage <stage>`
$ wp profile stage bootstrap –fields=hook,time,cache_ratio –spotlight
| hook | time | cache_ratio |
| muplugins_loaded:before | 0.2335s | 40% |
| muplugins_loaded | 0.0007s | 50% |
| plugins_loaded:before | 0.2792s | 77.63% |
| plugins_loaded | 0.1502s | 100% |
| after_setup_theme:before | 0.068s | 100% |
| init | 0.2643s | 96.88% |
| wp_loaded:after | 0.0377s | |
| total (7) | 1.0335s | 77.42% |


Drill down into a specific stage.
Expand upon all stages.
Filter out logs with zero-ish values from the set.
Execute a request against a specified URL. Defaults to the home URL.
Limit the output to specific fields. Default is all fields.
Render output in a particular format.
default: table
– table
– json
– yaml
– csv
Ascending or Descending order.
default: ASC
Order by fields.

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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.