hi i very new to rest api...I'm using WP REST API V2 in my project. After sending Get request to get posts, I don't see fields with the source of my audio/video wordpress posts (youtube or soundcloud sources)

im trying use many api like wp-json/wp/v2/media /wp-json/wp/v2/posts?_embed wp-json/wp/v2/posts/?video_url

i dont know how to fix this..pls anyone help me to fix this.. enter image description here

i can able to get only featured image for tat video post..could not able to play video..

  • Is this a custom post type with a video_url field? You'd need to register the field for the REST API. Or a regular post with a YouTube URL in it that gets turned into a player with oEmbeded?
    – Rup
    May 18, 2020 at 8:25
  • its a custom post video May 18, 2020 at 9:54

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You have a custom post type called 'video' with a video_url field. You need to call register_post_meta in the rest_api_init hook to get the API to return this field, e.g.

function register_post_meta_video_video_url( $wp_rest_server ) {
    register_post_meta( 'video', 'video_url', array(
        'type'         => 'string',
        'description'  => 'Featured video URL',
        'single'       => true,
        'show_in_rest' => true,
    ) );
add_action( 'rest_api_init', 'register_post_meta_video_video_url', 10, 1 );

See REST API Modifying Responses.

  • In which file i needs to add this code.. In funtion.php? May 21, 2020 at 17:38
  • Yes, in functions.php in a custom plugin. (Or possibly functions.php in a custom theme too, but I'm not sure the wp-admin site actually loads the theme?)
    – Rup
    May 21, 2020 at 23:13
  • Thankq Rup ..i got a solutions for tis...Could u ls help me to get related post, related video post api... May 25, 2020 at 5:35

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