The Wordpress API was released a few years ago and it works really well. The only challenge –for new and experienced developers alike– is figuring out how so sent REST requests. After a few weeks working with the API, here are a few tips that streamlined my development process.
Tip 1: Pick an API tool
For the remainder of this article, I am going to use PAW.
Tip 2: Import this Wordpress API Collection into Postman or PAW
I've attached a file that allows you to see all the possible API requests you can make from a basic Wordpress API installation. This document is really all you need to get started.
Installing Wordpress API Collection for PAW
Step 1 - Open up PAW
Step 2 - Import Collection
Step 3 - Choose POSTman Collection
Step 4 - Done!
Step 5 - Set Up Env Variables
Both Postman and PAW allow you to create environmental variables that will work across all of your requests. What I normally do is adjust the variable named
base_url to my WordPress site.
Click "Manage" on the upper left corner.
Change the value.