Roadmap Edit

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 is released every 3-4 months, typically around the betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. period of WordPress’s release cycle:

  • Current: v2.10.0 (February 8th, 2024)

Patch versions are released on an as-needed basis, usually to address bugs or regressions. The current version of WP-CLI is the only officially supported version.

The current longer-term goals of the project are:

  • Improve contributor onboarding by streamlining development environment setup, testing and documentation.
  • Rethink the role of WP-CLI scaffolding as an educational tool and a practical application of best practices.

New features are developed as packages first. Doing so enables:

  • Faster feature iteration with less risk.
  • More contribution opportunities.
  • Reduced complexity and maintenance burden for the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. project.

To suggest new ideas, head on over to the wp-cli/ideas repository.

For more details on how WP-CLI releases are produced, please see Philosophy and Governance. For more information about how WP-CLI handles its requirements, please see WP-CLI PHP Requirements Strategy.

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