I am trying to load posts outside WordPress on a static html page. So far I have a working example using React, http://v2.wp-api.org/ and https://github.com/mzabriskie/axios. This working example using react currently displays the posts properly but it is fragile and there is no fall back. Codepen example here, https://codepen.io/krogsgard/pen/NRBqPp/

I use this example to get my feed source using axios axios.get(this.props.source). Then I use the examples react function to grab my latest three posts, including titles and images and load them into a static html page via

 render: function render() {
    return React.createElement(
        { className: "post-wrapper" },
        this.state.posts.map(function (post) {
            return React.createElement(
                { key: post.link, className: "post" },
                    { className: "post-title" },
                    React.createElement("a", {
                        href: post.link,
                        dangerouslySetInnerHTML: { __html: post.title.rendered }
                post.featured_media ? React.createElement(
                    { href: post.link },
                    React.createElement("img", { src: post._embedded['wp:featuredmedia'][0].source_url })
                ) : null

My blog's source wp json is

React.render(React.createElement(App, { source: 
"myBlogURL.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/?_embed&per_page=3" }), 

Which correctly loads my latest 3 blog posts into the <div id="blog-posts"> I'm looking for a vanilla js way to do this with some fallback helpers. In case I forget to include the featured image to a post, the posts will not fail to load. Any ideas or examples would greatly be appreciated!

  • not sure what is actually the question here, and how is the react code relevant in any way. The way it sounds to me, you want to rewrite a react depended code into vanilla JS, but if that is the case how is it specific to wordpress? Commented May 31, 2017 at 17:53
  • I used the react example because it was the only working example I could find. I'm trying to find a simple example of using something like wordpress.org/plugins/json-api and loading json through javascript. Looking for any working example or documentation
    – M1lls
    Commented May 31, 2017 at 17:58
  • @Mills Finally what solution you have found? Cheers Commented Oct 30, 2020 at 20:10

1 Answer 1


If you want get posts in html file why so much trouble? just use rss feed of your wordpress website(or any website) in your html.

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