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I am currently attempting to make a simple GET call on an external API and then to populate the page with the response, no matter I search I cannot seem to find a clear or understandable answer as how to do this or if it is even possible.

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I have found an answer, however I feel that I should expand on what I wanted as I feel that Mark Kaplun was right. What I wanted to be able to do was make an external API call to GET a response from my own backend service (dreamfactory in this case). The issue that arose, largely due to my unfamiliarity with WordPress, was that I could not find a way to send off an api call. What it transpired the issue was that I attempted to make the api call inside the page and not inside the "Functions.php" page that I should of done, calling a short-code inside the page editor to activate it.

  • maybe you should start ny editing the question and explaining better what is it that you want to do – Mark Kaplun Jul 26 '17 at 16:34
  • This answer of mine might be the one that you are looking for. – Jack Johansson Jul 26 '17 at 22:19
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Mark is right, without knowing more, this is a hard question to answer. This is a general guide though (not written by me) that I've used for my projects in the past.

https://yoast.com/wordpress-http-api/

It should get you started and then if you have other questions, please let us know.

  • It turns out a general guide was what was needed, as explained in the edit I was using incorrect code styles in the wrong area. – European Moving Jul 27 '17 at 9:57
  • Great news! Let me know if anything else comes up. – rudtek Jul 27 '17 at 14:56

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