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wp help plugin command
wp plugin
Manages plugins, including installs, activations, and updates.
wp plugin <command>
activate Activates one or more plugins.
deactivate Deactivates one or more plugins.
delete Deletes plugin files without deactivating or uninstalling.
get Gets details about an installed plugin.
install Installs one or more plugins.
is-active Checks if a given plugin is active.
is-installed Checks if a given plugin is installed.
list Gets a list of plugins.
path Gets the path to a plugin or to the plugin directory.
search Searches the plugin directory.
status Reveals the status of one or all plugins.
toggle Toggles a plugin's activation state.
uninstall Uninstalls one or more plugins.
update Updates one or more plugins.
verify-checksums Verifies plugin files against's checksums.
See the WordPress [Plugin Handbook][1] developer resource for more information on plugins.
# Activate plugin
$ wp plugin activate hello
Plugin 'hello' activated.
Success: Activated 1 of 1 plugins.
# Deactivate plugin
$ wp plugin deactivate hello
Plugin 'hello' deactivated.
Success: Deactivated 1 of 1 plugins.
# Delete plugin
$ wp plugin delete hello
Deleted 'hello' plugin.
Success: Deleted 1 of 1 plugins.
# Install the latest version from and activate
$ wp plugin install bbpress --activate
Installing bbPress (2.5.9)
Downloading install package from
Using cached file '/home/vagrant/.wp-cli/cache/plugin/'...
Unpacking the package...
Installing the plugin...
Plugin installed successfully.
Activating 'bbpress'...
Plugin 'bbpress' activated.
Success: Installed 1 of 1 plugins.
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