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Questions about the core RESTful HTTP API for accessing WP content and data.

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Using the Rewrite API to Construct a RESTful URL

I'm trying to generate rewrite rules for a RESTful API. I just want to see if there is a better way to make this work than having to write out every possible rewrite combination. Ok so I have 4 ...
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SSO / authentication integration with external 'directory service'

I'm about to start working on a prototype for a client - and one of the required features is integration with an in-house user authentication / registration system. This system will act as the ...
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Filtering multiple custom fields with WP REST API 2

I want to filter posts based on multiple acf custom fields with AND relation. Something like this: $args = array( 'post_type' => 'product', 'meta_query' => array( '...
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How to: Make JWT-authenticated requests to the Wordpress API

This is not really a question but a guide on how to make authenticated requests to the Wordpress API using JWT. I'm writing this as a reminder to myself and for those who may need some help with the ...
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WP Rest API: details of latest post including featured media url in one request?

I'm using wp-rest api to get posts information. I also use wp rest api filter items to filter fields and summarize the result: When I call http://example.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?items=id,title,...
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How to do a meta query using REST-API in WordPress 4.7+?

I am trying to filter by a meta query but no matter what I try I can not make it work. Basically I want this query in through the rest API: wp-json/wp/v2/books?meta_query[relation]=OR&meta_query[...
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Query WP REST API v2 by multiple meta keys

Using v2 of the REST API, I'm wanting to query some posts by multiple meta keys. With v1 I was able to format the url like &filter[meta_value][month]=12&[meta_value][year]=2015 and it worked (...
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Does something like is_rest() exist

I am starting a bit with the REST API. If I am not completly mislead, the init action hook is also executed when its a REST API request. Now, I want to execute some code only, when it is not a REST ...
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Getting user meta data from WP REST API

I am working on a project using the WordPress REST API and VueJS along with Axios (for the AJAX calls to GET/POST data back to the site). However, i need to be able to access a user's meta data ie '...
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How to get custom post meta using REST API

I am trying to create a REST APIs for my wordpress website which is used for facility listing using wordpress job manager plugin. I have registered my custom post , taxonomies in \plugins\rest-api\...
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How to get dynamically custom post type that are under a certain category

I have a custom post type for a theme I'm developing that is named products where I will save a catalogue of products. I want to categorize these products, I've added the taxonomy category to the post ...
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How to add category to: 'wp-admin/post-new.php'?

I want to have a link to create a new post that sets the category also. I have tried wp-admin/post-new.php?post_category=12 and wp-admin/post-new.php?cat=12, but neither worked. I also tried using ...
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wp_get_current_user() function not working in Rest API callback function

Consider the following class. <?php class MCQAcademy_Endpoint extends WP_REST_Controller { /** * Register the routes for the objects of the controller. */ public function ...
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WP JSON REST API (Ryan McCue) how to query posts with specific meta data with 'AND' relation?

I use Wp_query class to query my posts. 15 posts are in a template fetched on page load and their filtering works fine. Infinity scroll fetches for other posts using JSON restful services. The filter ...
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Nonce retrieved from the REST API is invalid and different from nonce generated in wp_localize_script

For those that arrive from Google: You probably shouldn't get the nonces from the REST API, unless you really know what you're doing. Cookie-based authentication with the REST API is only meant for ...
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How to return Meta data from the REST API?

I added meta box City and Location to my post, but when I calling the endpoint (by WP Rest API) /wp-json/wp/v2/<post_type>/<post_id> it's not returning my meta data. I tried to use ...
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WP-AJAX vs WP REST API: What to use for requests to the website from outside?

I have website on WP. Also I have account in one web service. I need to get a request from this web service to a certain address of my website. This is a webhook that I want to handle with my own ...
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Match REST API post output from custom endpoint

What filters will transform a normal WP_Post object (as returned from get_posts()) to match the post objects returned from native REST API endpoints? I have a custom endpoint which returns a WP_Post ...
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WP REST API - Multisite - get posts from all sites

Is it possible / how can I get all posts from all sites on a multisite installation using the REST API? On the front page of the primary site, I want to display recent posts from all the sites; e.g., ...
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Custom endpoint that returns an xml

I need to create an endpoint that when called returns an XML with the products of the store. I have the XML generated, but I don't know how to make the endpoint return it in XML format, because now it ...
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Wordpress Rest filter for custom taxonomy gets applied to the admin area

I have a custom taxonomy called collection, with advanced custom fields in it. I'm using wordpress API, so since I need to filter the API responses by ACF values, I have this filter in my theme ...
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WordPress V2 REST-API: Endpoints 404?

I just installed and activated the latest version of the WP REST API plugin. However, when I attempt to access a REST endpoint, I end up with the Apache 404 page. $ curl -i 'http://example.com/wp-...
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Reduce nonce lifespan

for a personal plugin (nothing going to the public or commercial), I built an AJAX form and its endpoint is a custom endpoint (REST Api). When a certain Page containing my form is accessed, I ...
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AJAX request from Chrome Extension to Wordpress Website

I developed a chrome extension which extract some data from the user visiting page and I want to transmit them to my database by an AJAX call (my website is a basic wordpress website). The point is ...
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How to use OAuth authentication with REST API via CURL commands?

I am trying to use the WordPress Rest Api with authentication to get more data from the API. I have installed the Oauth plugin, rest-api plugin, and gotten API credentials from WP-CLI. I have ...
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Hiding WordPress REST API v2 endpoints from public viewing

I would like to start using the WordPress REST API v2 to query information from my site. I've noticed that when I visit an endpoint URL directly, I can see all of the data publicly. I've also seen ...
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WordPress 4.7.1 REST API still exposing users

I have upgraded my WordPress to 4.7.1, and after that I've tried to enumerate users through REST API, which should be fixed, but I was able to retrieve users. https://mywebsite.com/wp-json/wp/v2/...
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How do you retrieve a post by slug name through REST API?

It works for my pages but not for my posts. If I go to example.com/wp-json/wp/v2/pages?slug=page-name it will retrieve the page correctly. If I go to example.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?slug=post-name it ...
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WP REST API Is it rather easy to rename the default wp-json uri part?

The WP REST API exposes a lot of information so I filter endpoints that aren't needed to expose. I can't filter everything: The location of needed media files are exposed for example. As an extra ...
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How to Authenticate WP REST API with JWT Authentication using Fetch API

My goal is to send user comments with a POST request from a server-side Lambda function to my WordPress API. I'm using Gatsby and Netlify. When someone leaves a comment in the comment form of my ...
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Add media with WP-Rest-API v2

I need your help to upload a media image in my wordpress blog via the Wp-rest-api v2 and Oauth2 authentication. I did not find in the REST API documentation the way to send my image data (name of ...
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Including Wordpress in RESTful API

I'm using a great little open-source product called Restler to provide a RESTful API to a Wordpress application. In order for this to work I want to be able to load the Wordpress environment within a ...
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Is it safe to fix Access-Control-Allow-Origin (CORS origin) errors with a php header directive?

I am trying to show a Formidable Pro Form from a WordPress site to the other. I followed the developer's API and the REST API, but faced a CORS problem. Then I found a suggestion on a forum thread ...
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Using Backbone with the WordPress AJAX API

I'm attempting to build out a simple TODO plugin using Backbone and have run into an issue with the AJAX API. In order to get the correct AJAX call back you have to pass in the "action" parameter ...
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How to call a REST endpoint when a post is published?

I need to make WordPress call a specific REST endpoint when a new post is published, passing the most important post data via JSON. I found a plugin, HookPress, that apparently did just that by ...
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WP REST API “rest_no_route” when trying to update meta

I have been working with the WP REST API and all GET (read) commands pull the data I want from both built in and custom post types (this plugin was a godsend btw to help). I can also POST to create ...
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Get post from custom REST endpoint in Gutenberg

I'd like to get a post object from a custom REST endpoint within a Gutenberg block. The REST endpoint returns as part of its JSON payload an array with a "post" key which contains the contents of the ...
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How do I correctly setup an AJAX nonce for WordPress REST API?

Following a link comment here which led me to these docs, I've tried to set up a nonce for user authentication. I added: wp_localize_script( 'wp-api', 'wpApiSettings', array( 'root' => ...
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How to get the attached gallery in the rest API?

I just added a gallery to my post and want to access its images through the rest API. In the rest API, I can access the attachments of a post. But those attachments have other images, not in the ...
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Headless Wordpress: How to authenticate front end requests?

I am envisioning Wordpress on the back end to work with React.js on the front end like this: Wordpress is installed on http://example.com/api React.js script is loaded into http://example.com/index....
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Can I authenticate with both WooCommerce consumer key and JWT?

I want to authenticate against both: the WooCommerce consumer key, for system queries and JSON Web Tokens (JWT), for user queries I have installed JWT Authentication for WP REST API. But after ...
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How would I add custom tables/endpoints to the WP REST API?

I have created custom tables for performance reasons for products, carts, and notifications. I want to make these tables and their data available for normal CRUD via the WP REST API v2. How would I ...
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Retrieve all users from wordpress database via REST/JSON API

I've read that the WP REST API v2 retrieves only users that have made a post for the blog. I'm developing an iOS and Android app that needs to use the Wordpress registration. How I could retrieve a ...
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WP REST API returns blank response if post is too long

I'm working on an iOS app that requires the use of WP Rest API to fetch posts. Everything is working smoothly and I fetch posts by ID using this endpoint: https://example.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/...
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Retrieving pages with multiple tags using REST API

I'm having some difficulty understanding syntax to make a call from my application to the wordpress REST API when it it comes to getting pages that contain multiple tags. I have no problem with doing ...
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Filter posts by multiple custom taxonomy terms using AND operator in REST API v2 (WordPress)

I've created a custom post type called 'events'. I've also created a custom taxonomy called 'event_categories' containing the 12 months of the year. I am trying to get 'events' held in August AND (...
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Get the list of enqueued/registered scripts for a specific post?

I am exploring how to build a theme where most of the pages are loaded using the Rest API. I can load the index page and from there make GET requests to get posts json data and after build its content ...
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Include custom post meta value in fetched JSON

I have a custom post type note and I can easily fetch the posts using WP REST API: http://example.com/wp-json/wp/v2/note Works fine! But in the JSON string, I want it to include the value of custom ...
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How does REST API cookie authentication work in WP 4.7?

Though I have logged in, I cannot create a post on frontend. WordPress always return 401 Unauthorized response. I have dumped $_COOKIE to make sure logged-in cookie was set and got something like this:...
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WP REST API core major changes

As of version 4.7 of WordPress the REST API plugin merged into the core. I notice the following major changes: filter[key] = value not working anymore. ?taxonomy = slug not working. Works only by id. ...