I just installed and activated the latest version of the WP REST API plugin. However, when I attempt to access a REST endpoint, I end up with the Apache 404 page.
$ curl -i 'http://example.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/1' HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 01:23:25 GMT Server: Apache/2.4.18 (Unix) PHP/5.6.23 Content-Length: 219 Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN"> <html><head> <title>404 Not Found</title> </head><body> <h1>Not Found</h1> <p>The requested URL /wp-json/wp/v2/posts/1 was not found on this server.</p> </body></html>
That is -- WordPress itself is never invoked. I'd expect the above request to throw an error of some sort (since I'm attempting to connect unauthenticated). However, my WordPress system is being bypassed entirely.
I'm an experienced PHP developer here, but I only ever dip in and out of Wordpress dev so apologies in advance for a question that likely has an obvious answer. This bit of cryptic-to-me text from the installation instructions seems like it may be relevant
For full-flavored API support, you'll need to be using pretty permalinks to use the plugin, as it uses custom rewrite rules to power the API.
but not being familiar with WordPress' routing system (or equivalent), I'm not sure what my next steps should be in debugging this problem.