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wp core download - Download core WordPress files.

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Downloads and extracts WordPress core files to the specified path. Uses an archive file stored in cache if WordPress has been previously downloaded.


Specify the path in which to install WordPress.
Select which language you want to download.
Select which version you want to download. Accepts a version number, ‘latest’ or ‘nightly’
Overwrites existing files, if present.


$ wp core download --locale=nl_NL
Downloading WordPress 4.5.2 (nl_NL)...
md5 hash verified: c5366d05b521831dd0b29dfc386e56a5
Success: WordPress downloaded.