Version 1.4.0 released

Happy releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. day!

We’re excited to bring you 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 v1.4.0. In just two short months, we’ve merged 308 pull requests from 42 contributors.

New faces

You may have noticed a few new faces around the project. This is our motley crew of committers:

  • Martin (@gitlost) lives in Dublin, Ireland. Check out his work with wp db search and wp search-replace --log (see below).
  • Siddharth (@Sidsector9) resides in Pune, India. His enhancements to wp doctor and wp profile will be available soon in a release near you.
  • Takayuki (@miya0001) is based out of Kyoto, Japan. He’s been making numerous improvements across the entire project; you never know what his next pull request will fix.

They’ve already had an amazing impact on the project. Please pass along your thanks when you have the chance.

Log search-replace transformations

If you’ve ever wanted to see what transformations are taking place with wp search-replace, now you can!

Use wp search-replace --log to display transformations as they happen, or wp search-replace --log=transformations.log to save the transformations to a file [#35, #39]:

$ wp search-replace 'http://' 'https://' --log
| Table      | Column       | Replacements | Type |
| wp_options | option_value | 3            | PHP  |
Success: Made 3 replacements.

It’s even more beautiful in color. Check out this asciicinema video for the full glory.

Note: wp search-replace is much slower when logging transformations, so please use it wisely.

See registered image sizes

Does uploading a new image take forever? You might have too many registered image sizes!

Both themes and plugins make use of add_image_size() [ref] to define names for image sizes they expect to use in templating. For each registered image size with a hard crop, WordPress has to create the cropped version on upload. With dozens of image sizes, uploading an image can take tens of seconds.

Use wp media image-size to see all of the image sizes registered to WordPress [#36, #37, #39, #49]:

$ wp media image-size --format=count

55 is too many!

Everything else in v1.4.0

New and notable

  • wp cli has-command: Detect whether a command is registered [#4349].
  • wp site (mature|unmature|public|unpublic): Manage mature and public status of a site [#63].
  • wp * (pluck|patch): Fetch and modify serialized data in options and metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. [#24, #65].
  • wp user (spam|unspam): Mark a user as spam or not spam [#74, #86, #90].

Command improvements

  • comment list:
    • Improves performance of --format=count [#64].
  • core download:
    • Use --skip-content to download WordPress without default themes/plugins (US locale only) [#37, #40, #41].
  • core update:
    • Makes use of halt_on_error to catch error and release lock [#38].
  • db export:
    • Includes Y-m-d in default export file name [#36].
  • db search:
    • Caters for reserved word column/table names [#40].
    • Changes default delimiter to chr(1) [#46].
    • Fixes match in non-regex case [#45].
    • Lessens context duplication by shortening and appending context if it overlaps with the next match [#55].
    • Avoids displaying default delimiter on regex fail in db search [#56].
  • export:
    • Adds --stdout to write WXR to STDOUT [#13].
    • Adds --max_file_size=-1 to avoid splitting export files [#12, #21].
    • Adds --max_num_posts=<num> to limit number of posts in an export file [#15].
  • import:
    • Avoids use of GLOB_BRACE for compatibility with Alpine Linux [#14].
  • media import:
    • Properly handles query strings on image import to prevent security error [#35].
    • Adds --preserve-filetime argument to support persisting file modification time [#42].
  • media regenerate:
    • Skips non-thumbnailed PDFs & other images rather than fail [#48].
  • package browse:
    • Adds deprecation notice [#36].
  • package install:
    • Supports package names that differ from repository names [#31].
  • package (install|uninstall):
    • Only includes Composer return code when it’s set [#40].
  • package uninstall:
    • Removes repository entry when uninstalling [#37].
  • plugin install:
    • Skips renaming ZIPs coming from a GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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. archive release/tag [#45].
  • plugin list:
    • Wraps all uses of get_plugins() with the all_plugins filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. [#31].
    • Includes dropins like object-cache.php when listing installed plugins [#55].
  • plugin search:
    • Only displays pagination message when --format=table [#56].
  • scaffold child-theme:
  • scaffold plugin:
    • Adds package-lock.json, yarn.lock to distignore template [#57].
  • scaffold plugin-tests:
    • Uses $TMPDIR in bin/ to allow temp directory override [#39].
    • Uses latest branch for test library in bin/, and always gets the latest major releaseMajor Release A set of releases or versions having the same major version number may be collectively referred to as “X.Y” -- for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, and all other versions in the 5.2. (five dot two dot) branch of that software. Major Releases often are the introduction of new major features and functionality. when 2 digit WP versions are used [#35].
    • Removes XDebug in scaffolded .travis.yml to improve performance [#49].
    • Improves error message when phpunit is run before bin/ [#55].
    • Shows progress when invoking phpcs [#64].
    • Adds PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. 7.0 and 7.1 to scaffolded GitLab configuration [#68].
  • scaffold (post-type|taxonomy):
    • Enhances pluralization by internalizing Doctrine library [#54, #58, #59].
  • search-replace:
    • Adds esc_sql_ident() function to escape column/table names [#23].
    • Adds --regex-delimiter argument and validation for the --regex-flags argument [#28, #29, #30].
    • Adds --report flag so report can be suppressed with --no-report; --report-changed-only flag option to only report changed fields [#32].
    • Avoids displaying default delimiter on regex failure [#40].
  • site delete:
    • Prevent deleting the root site on 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., which WordPress coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. doesn’t permit [#73].
  • user import-csv:
    • Permits importing CSV from STDIN [#100].

Framework enhancements

  • Brings codebase inline with WordPress Coding Standards while narrowly avoiding committer mutiny [#4058].
  • Improves AutoloadSplitter regexes [#4422].
  • Add skips argument to WP_CLI\Utils\report_batch_operation_results() [#4429].
  • Provides dictionary-based suggestions for common misspellings [#4392].
  • Introduces new ‘halt_on_error’ to overload exit in WP_CLI\Utils\http_request() [#4383].
  • When extracting, fails back to tar xz when PharData throws an Exception [#4371].
  • Adds support for running commands over vagrant ssh [#4348].
  • Supports upper- and lowercase ‘Y’ when prompting a flag [#4334].
  • Gives suggestions when exiting early on wp help [#4266, #4303].

Contributors to this release (42 total): aaemnnosttv, AaronRutley, ako80218, anhskohbo, atimmer, BhargavBhandari90, danielbachhuber, desrosj, diggy, domantasg, drzraf, eliseferguson, ethanclevenger91, Flimm, fumikito, GaryJones, gitlost, goldenapples, hearvox, Ippey, javorszky, jdub233, johnbillion, kurudrive, Lewiscowles1986, mimosafa, mitchelldmiller, mitraval192, miya0001, n8finch, nameherocom, nextgenthemes, ryotsun, schlessera, shadyvb, Sidsector9, stevegrunwell, szepeviktor, takezou, Umangvaghela, waviaei, wp-make-coffee