Executes arbitrary PHP code or files.

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Executes arbitrary PHP code or files.


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This package implements the following commands:

wp eval

Executes arbitrary PHP code.

wp eval <php-code> [--skip-wordpress]

Note: because code is executed within a method, global variables need to be explicitly globalized.


	The code to execute, as a string.

	Execute code without loading WordPress.


# Display WordPress content directory.
$ wp eval 'echo WP_CONTENT_DIR;'

# Generate a random number.
$ wp eval 'echo rand();' --skip-wordpress

wp eval-file

Loads and executes a PHP file.

wp eval-file <file> [<arg>...] [--skip-wordpress] [--use-include]

Note: because code is executed within a method, global variables need to be explicitly globalized.


	The path to the PHP file to execute.  Use '-' to run code from STDIN.

	One or more positional arguments to pass to the file. They are placed in the $args variable.

	Load and execute file without loading WordPress.

	Process the provided file via include instead of evaluating its contents.


This package is included with WP-CLI itself, no additional installation necessary.

To install the latest version of this package over what's included in WP-CLI, run:

wp package install git@github.com:wp-cli/eval-command.git


We appreciate you taking the initiative to contribute to this project.

Contributing isn’t limited to just code. We encourage you to contribute in the way that best fits your abilities, by writing tutorials, giving a demo at your local meetup, helping other users with their support questions, or revising our documentation.

For a more thorough introduction, check out WP-CLI's guide to contributing. This package follows those policy and guidelines.

Reporting a bug

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Once you’ve done a bit of searching and discovered there isn’t an open or fixed issue for your bug, please create a new issue. Include as much detail as you can, and clear steps to reproduce if possible. For more guidance, review our bug report documentation.

Creating a pull request

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