I have a server (server 1) which send requests to another server (server 2) where WordPress is installed and I am using their (server 2) WP REST API.

The problem is that I can't create/send wp-nonce from server 1 to server 2, and I am getting the following response:

"code": "rest_not_logged_in",
"message": "You are not currently logged in.",
"data": {
    "status": 401

I know that is not easy to disable nonce for REST API, but what is the proper way to send requests from another server to the WP REST API ?

  • Are you trying to do this with AJAX? Could be a cross domain issue. Which you would need JSONP to do. Commented May 22, 2019 at 20:33
  • Nope, this is another server, which send requests when something happen on it (server 1 events)
    – gdfgdfg
    Commented May 22, 2019 at 20:38
  • No I mean are the servers on the same domain? If they aren't you'll have to use CORS. See Cross Domain REST Call using CORS - blogs.mulesoft.com/dev/anypoint-platform-dev/… Commented May 22, 2019 at 21:09
  • What alternate authentication method are you using to authenticate your requests? Since you are trying to authenticate from a remote server to WordPress you can't use the native cookie method.
    – Derek Held
    Commented May 22, 2019 at 22:38
  • They are on different domains, but now I am trying this plugin rest-api-oauth1 (which is free) and on the server 1 - NodeJS - Request library with OAuth 1.0a library. I think, it works.
    – gdfgdfg
    Commented May 22, 2019 at 23:05

2 Answers 2


Since your specific scenario is a remote application making a request to WordPress you'll need to explore additional authentication methods available via plugins for the REST API. I won't make any specific recommendations since I don't know your use case in detail but I'm sure you will find one that works well.


Try adding the following to your theme's functions.php file at the top. This will allow you to use Cross Domain calls from your functions.php.

function add_cors_http_header(){
    header("Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *");

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