In my themes functions.php I call get_rest_url() and I get the url http://mywebsite.com/wp-json/. But thats not the full url. I need something like http://mywebsite.com/wp-json/wp/v2/

Is there a WordPress function that will give me this url?

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You could add the path argument to the get_rest_url() function as per the WordPress Developer docs - https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/get_rest_url/ - in order to get the path you need:

get_rest_url( null, 'wp/v2/' );

This would produce: http://mywebsite.com/wp-json/wp/v2/

  • thanks, will all versions of WordPress have/handle wp/v2? I don't want to hardcode this. This is why I am using get_rest_url() otherwise I would just hard code /wp-json/wp/v2 and not use the function at all.
    – sazr
    Apr 15, 2018 at 12:50
  • As far as I know this is the only way to get that path, as per the Codex - developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/get_rest_url - I would imagine that if there's ever a v3 then the v2 would remain in place.
    – Mat
    Apr 15, 2018 at 12:54
  • Please edit your answer, and add an explanation: why could that solve the problem?
    – fuxia
    Apr 15, 2018 at 13:07
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    @JakeM, I don't know about the wp part, but as the name implies it is very possible that there will be a v3 and you will have to hardcode as different versions will have different format of inputs and outputs Apr 15, 2018 at 16:03
  • Could you please accept my answer if it helped?
    – Mat
    Apr 16, 2018 at 17:49

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