WordPress REST API has been implemented in WordPress core since version 4.7. In this post we are going to look into the ways of using WordPress REST APIs with code. If we want to know about the different endpoints of WordPress REST API please read this article. We can very easily create posts in WordPress from external apps using the REST API. This is a very powerful feature of any CMS.
Requirements of using WordPress RET API
- WordPress setup
- JWT Authentication for WP REST API
- Postman or any external app
Steps to use WordPress REST API
Once you have the WordPress setup ready, please install JWT Authentication for WP REST API plugin. This plugin requires the .htaccess file changes and configuration key needs to be set. Follow the instructions from the plugin URL.
Once the above plugin is set and active correctly we are ready to do the authentication using WordPress REST API.