WP 5.2.4


Gives 404 error.

I updated permalinks,have a working .htaccess on Apache and not using "plain permalinks" and still this thing don't work. My Apache and its configuration look fine and everything works except for /wp-json.

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

How to fix this frustrating WP bug? Why doesn't Wordpress improve this, when people struggle with this everyday?

My WP routes look like this (trimmed):

array (
  '^wc-auth/v([1]{1})/(.*)?' => 'index.php?wc-auth-version=$matches[1]&wc-auth-route=$matches[2]',
  '^wc-api/v([1-3]{1})/?$' => 'index.php?wc-api-version=$matches[1]&wc-api-route=/',
  '^wc-api/v([1-3]{1})(.*)?' => 'index.php?wc-api-version=$matches[1]&wc-api-route=$matches[2]',
  'sitemap_index\\.xml$' => 'index.php?sitemap=1',
  '([^/]+?)-sitemap([0-9]+)?\\.xml$' => 'index.php?sitemap=$matches[1]&sitemap_n=$matches[2]',
  '([a-z]+)?-?sitemap\\.xsl$' => 'index.php?yoast-sitemap-xsl=$matches[1]',
  'shop-4/?$' => 'index.php?post_type=product',
  'shop-4/feed/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$' => 'index.php?post_type=product&feed=$matches[1]',
  'shop-4/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$' => 'index.php?post_type=product&feed=$matches[1]',
  'shop-4/page/([0-9]{1,})/?$' => 'index.php?post_type=product&paged=$matches[1]',
  '^wp-json/?$' => 'index.php?rest_route=/',
  '^wp-json/(.*)?' => 'index.php?rest_route=/$matches[1]',


As you can see, the wp-json rules should do as it matches an URL like


I have checked which rest routes are available (using the plugin "Rest Manager", nice and clean):


When I hit the URLs:


I get with all of them:

{"code":"rest_no_route","message":"No route was found matching the URL and request method","data":{"status":404}}

They say a list of endpoints is available through GET /wp-json/ but this page also gives 404.

Behaviour is exactly the same for routes I know they are using GET verbs:

404 /wp-json/wp/v2/block-renderer/woocommerce/
  • Some plugins have an option for disable rest api. Make sure all plugins are disabled and try it again. – idpokute Oct 24 '19 at 14:27
  • I have not many plugins, basically WooCommerce and WPML. The rest api is "active", the routing is just buggy. – Daniel W. Oct 24 '19 at 14:29
  • The reason I suggest all plugins disable is to find whether it is software issue such as plugins or server such as .htaccess issue. – idpokute Oct 24 '19 at 14:31
  • @idpokute I found out the Plugin "WPML" is causing this. Any idea how I could further debug? – Daniel W. Oct 27 '19 at 15:14

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