I was in need of a remote API to access my WordPress blog for writing, updating, deleting etc. of my posts driven by MySQL statements.
I tried to make head or tails out of the official Rest API plugin but got annoyed by too much overhead and stuff to learn. I needed a solution NOW!
So I decided to program my own server API to suite my needs.
It’s pretty easy to handle. You can use every build in WordPress function as you are used to.
The server is secured by apache’s basic authentication (.htpasswd/.htaccess). Communication is encrypted by SSL (if installed). There is also a checksum to make sure that no bit of the command is lost during sending.
All you have to do is download the automatically generated small client code which includes the function „call_server„. This function will send your command to the API server and wait for the result(s) coded in a handy json generated string.
This will call the server. Parameters are name of function („get_users„) and an argument’s array as defined in https://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/get_users.
This is the result in the brower’s source code view:
See, this plugin bypasses the WordPress function, hence the name.
Use at your own responsibility. No guarantee, no support.
- 0.4. (2017-02-15) (API Version 4)
- hiding and randomizing basefolder
- now accepting all kind of parameter arrays
- 0.3 (2017-02-15) (API Version 3)
- now handles pure strings as arguments as well
- 0.2 (2017-02-11) (API Version 2)
- checksumm check
- Communication between client and server is crypted when ssl
- 0.1 (2017-02-11) (API Version 1)
- first version.