WordPress API development with Postman or PAW
The Wordpress API works well. Once you figure out how to send a REST request, you'll be jamming in no time. Below are a few lessons I've learned along the way on how to streamline the development cycle.
Tip 1: Pick an API tool
Although ```curl`` is a fantastic tool, I recommend something more comprehensives, such as Postman or Mac PAW. Both services enable you to store your requests in the cloud.
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 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 usually do is adjust the variable named
base_url to my WordPress site.
Click "Manage" on the upper left corner.
Change the value.