Version 0.11 has arrived.

It’s been two months since the last major release. We didn’t want to wait any longer to show you all the goodies that we packed into this version.

Import content from WXR files

A significant addition in this release is the wp import command, which is the yin to wp export‘s yang.

It’s an iteration on Automattic’s WordPress-CLI-Importer.

Install multisiteMultisite Multisite is a WordPress feature which allows users to create a network of sites on a single WordPress installation. Available since WordPress version 3.0, Multisite is a continuation of WPMU or WordPress Multiuser project. WordPress MultiUser project was discontinued and its features were included into WordPress core. from scratch

Here’s a little puzzle: How do you spin up a multisite install, when you already have a wp-config.php file with all the settings?

Run wp core install and then wp core install-network? No. Use a dummy wp-config.php file and then swap in the real one? Probably not. Learn to play jazz, impress Matt and then ask him to fix the multisite install process? Maybe later.

To trick WordPress into submission, you have to do a zillion little hacks, strewn throughout the loading process. We took care of this dirty work for you. Just run wp core multisite-install.

Inline help

In previous versions, wp help called man internally. Besides not working on Windows, it also had the significant drawback that you had to use a separate tool to compile man pages.

In WP-CLIWP-CLI WP-CLI is the Command Line Interface for WordPress, used to do administrative and development tasks in a programmatic way. The project page is 0.11, we generate the docs on the fly, using the information from the command PHPDoc.

Support for community packages

Remember how in the previous release we suggested using the installer? If you followed that recommendation, it should be very easy to install community packages now.



  • added wp import command
  • added wp core multisite-install command
  • renamed wp core install-network to wp core multisite-convert
  • added wp network-meta command
  • renamed wp blog to wp site
  • added --force flag to wp plugin install and wp theme install
  • added wp user get subcommand
  • added --format=count to list subcommands
  • made wp user commands accept both user logins or user IDs.


  • added support for @when before_wp_load annotation
  • added support for apache_modules config key
  • show warning if WordPress version is too old
  • support passing --require= multiple times
  • deprecated WP_CLI::add_man_dir()

You can also browse the full list of resolved issues on GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner.

Contributors to this release: dangardner, danielbachhuber, eugeneware, jmslbam, johnbillion, MiteshShah, om4james, scribu, twratajczak, Veered.