How to download WP-core

Sometimes it’s necessary for autocomplete in code editors (IDEs) and for misc purposes (during plugin/theme development, etc.).

Manual downloading from

Just go to this page and press the big blue button:

Also you can use this list of all releases:

Automated downloading from

curl -s -o ./
unzip -q ./


git clone --depth=1 --branch=5.9.3 ./any-local-dir