Setup on Windows Operating System


Follow below steps to install the WP CLI (WordPress Command Line Interface) on your Windows operating system.

Step 1 – Create a Empty Directory

Create folder wp-cli in C drive.

Step 2 – Download and Unzip wp-cli.phar

Download wp-cli.phar from

Step 3 – Move to wp-cli Directory

Move downloaded wp-cli.phar file in C:\wp-cli\

Step 4 – Add wp.bat File

Create wp.bat file in C:\wp-cli\ and write below code in it.

php "C:\wp-cli\wp-cli.phar" %*


Download file from below Gist

Step 5 – Set Environment Variable Path

Open system environment and set C:\wp-cli as an environment path.

Setup Environment Path
Setup Environment Path


Open Command Prompt and type command wp and press Enter. It’ll show you the like the below screenshot.

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Still Not Work in Git Bash?

Create another file wp without any extension into the C:\wp-cli\ directory and paste below code:

#!/usr/bin/env sh
dir=$(d=${0%[/\\]*}; cd "$d"; pwd)
# See if we are running in Cygwin by checking for cygpath program
if command -v 'cygpath' >/dev/null 2>&1; then
   # Cygwin paths start with /cygdrive/ which will break windows PHP,
   # so we need to translate the dir path to windows format. However
   # we could be using cygwin PHP which does not require this, so we
   # test if the path to PHP starts with /cygdrive/ rather than /usr/bin
   if [[ $(which php) == /cygdrive/* ]]; then
       dir=$(cygpath -m $dir);
dir=$(echo $dir | sed 's/ /\ /g')
"${dir}/wp-cli.phar" "$@"


Now open git bash and type command wp Eg.

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Thanks for the suggestions Uttam Sharma!

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