I have been looking everywhere across the Web (including the GIT Repo and Stack Exchange) for an answer to this Question.

Is WP CLI's wp theme update command only available for themes that are in the WordPress repo.

If this is the case, is there a way to tell WP CLI where to look for potential updates?

  • Sorry, questions specific to third party products are off-topic here. See FAQ. You can ask them using their github repo 'Issues'. Feb 14, 2017 at 14:02
  • FYI I did go to their repo and their support section states the WordPress stackexchange as a place to ask questions. link Feb 14, 2017 at 18:03
  • For the sake of arguments, they actually aren't pointing people to question here, but to seek answers if they already exists - quoting: please first look for an answer in one of the following resources. FYI, have a look at the WooCommerce issue. Feb 14, 2017 at 19:40
  • WP CLI's own handbook is on make.wordpress.org/cli/handbook, the WP CLI Slack channel is on chat.wordpress.org. It even states that "WP-CLI is the official command line tool for interacting with and managing your WordPress sites." I see a number of WP CLI questions, but only this one has been flagged as "off topic" and "third party products". It's third party only in the sense that it isn't specifically bundled with the core, but its a core tool for WordPress endorsed and used by WordPress itself for themes and plugins. Feb 14, 2017 at 22:33

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wp theme update command initiates WP's update process for themes with an available update. Theme doesn't have to be in WP repo, but theme must use WP's automatic update process.

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