Roadmap Edit

WP-CLI is released every 3-4 months, typically around the beta period of WordPress’s release cycle:

  • Current: v1.2.1 (June 6, 2017)
  • Next: v1.3.0 (TBD)
  • Breaking changes: v2.0.0 (spring 2018)

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.

Just like WordPress has plugins, the future of WP-CLI is packages of commands. WP-CLI’s current product focus is to:

  • Help community packages be considered first-class citizens amongst the commands bundled with WP-CLI (in build quality, documentation, test coverage, and discoverability).
  • Encourage package maintenance to be a communal activity, instead of falling upon a single person.

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

  • Faster feature iteration with less risk.
  • More contribution opportunities.
  • Reduced complexity and maintenance burden for the core project.

For more details on how WP-CLI releases are produced, please see Philosophy and Governance.