What are the WordPress REST API endpoints ?

WordPress is the king of online CMS. It rules the Web. WordPress introduced REST API since version 4.4. In WordPress version 4.7 the REST API was added into the core of WordPress.

WordPress can be used as a content producer and the front-end can be built using a modern JavaScript-based view framework. To interact with WordPress remotely or from an external app, WordPress provides REST endpoints.

Using those endpoints we can easily create content or get or update content of WordPress. Following are some endpoints provided by WordPress:

WordPress default REST endpoints

ResourceBase Route
Post Revisions/wp/v2/revisions
Post Types/wp/v2/types
Post Statuses/wp/v2/statuses

In the process of WordPress REST API call if we need the token-based authentication we can use the following plugin. The following plugin allows us to generate authentication tokens and validates the WordPress REST API endpoints:

JWT Authentication for WP REST API

Ofter we add custom post type or custom taxonomy to support the growing needs of the project. It is also possible to access those custom post types or taxonomy using WordPress REST API.

There are a couple of ways to enable the endpoint of custom post type or taxonomy but the following plugin is really useful. We have used the following plugin to enable the endpoint of the custom post type.

WP REST API Controller

Let say we have added a new post type called products then the WordPress REST API endpoint will be:

WordPress custom REST endpoints

ResourceBase Route