WP-CLI Release v2.3.0

This release v2.3.0 is, as already announced, rather unspectacular. The previous release was very taxing for several reasons, so we lowered the pace for a while to recover.

This version is mainly meant to finally get a few bug fixes out there that were not critical enough to warrant an immediate hotfix release but are nice to have eradicated at one point, nevertheless.

Overall, a team of 36 contributors has collaborated to get 129 pull requests merged. I’ll briefly go over some of the more noteworthy stuff, but as always, you can also skip directly to the detailed changelog if you prefer.

New command to fix image orientation

Some cameras and smartphones will automatically tag pictures to denote “which way is up”. This means that you will have these devices show you the pictures you took during your handstand in the correct orientation no matter what, even though the actual picture file is upside down.

The media command now has a new subcommand media fix-orientation that reads these special tags and properly applies them to your images. This way, the images will also be shown with the correct orientation on devices that do not support this tag.

You can now skip tables using wildcards

The --skip-tables flag for the search-replace command has learnt a new trick – it now lets you skip a group of tables in one go through wildcards.

You can use wildcards like 'wp_*options' or 'wp_post*' to make your life easier.

Add config settings to the end of the file

Up until now you always had to provide an anchor to attach changes to your wp-config.php to when using the config add command.

You can use this through the special anchor flag --anchor=EOF.

Optimized vagrant support

When you’re connecting to your vagrant VMs through 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 http://wp-cli.org/ https://make.wordpress.org/cli/’s special-case vagrant SSHSSH Secure SHell - a protocol for securely connecting to a remote system in addition to or in place of a password. connection scheme, you’ll notice that the operations are way faster now, as we’re caching the configuration across calls now.

Detailed Change Log


  • Permit use of php7.2-mysql and php7.3-mysql in Debian build [#130]


  • Make extraction more robust [#5261]
  • Improve “Adding deferred command…” debug output (Closes: #4893) [#5242]
  • Fix parse_url scheme bug [#5241]
  • Speed up vagrant scheme calls by caching vagrant ssh-config [#5235]
  • Remove bug-provoking test for a bug in WPDB that was fixed [#5220]
  • Fix return types [#5212]


  • Update handbook for release v2.3.0 [#333]
  • Add Fedora and CentOS to installation instructions [#328]
  • Add documentation to integrate Dash/Alfred [#327]


  • Add Romanian language [#329]
  • Update Brazilian Portugues translation [#328]
  • Update Japanese translation [#326]
  • Update French translation [#324]


  • Allow to opt-out from dumping specific sections [#61]
  • Reuse File_Writer for STDOUT support [#60]
  • Make load_export_api() public [#59]


  • Add theme status in wp theme get command [#177]
  • Fix issue with failing test cases due to version mismatch [#181]
  • Fix activation issue of installed pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party/theme [#180]


  • Skip broken test on 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. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. 7.3 [#178]
  • Investigate include/exclude oddities [#175]
  • Sort translation files by name to ensure same order on all systems [#173]
  • Workaround for parsing dynamic imports [#164]
  • Avoid throwing a notice about strpos(): Empty needle when going through include paths [#149]


  • Skip test for duplicate resizes for coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. trunk because of bug in current version [#112]
  • Clarify implications of using --skip-copy [#110]
  • Add media fix-orientation command [#108]


  • Adds wildcards support to --skip-tables parameter [#124]


  • Fix port number in example [#58]


  • Add EOF as special-case anchor [#23]


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