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This plugin enables a resourceful REST interface for posts and comments. Authentication is handled via the oauth-provider plugin.

For more information about resourceful routing, see here.

Acceptable return formats:

  • JSON


  • GET – /api/posts.:format
  • GET – /api/posts/:id.:format
  • POST – /api/posts.:format
  • PUT – /api/posts/:id.:format
  • GET – /api/comments.:format
  • GET – /api/comments/:id.:format
  • POST – /api/comments.:format
  • PUT – /api/comments/:id.:format

To Do

  1. Limit authentication to specific endpoints (customizable)


  1. Upload oauthrest to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Create a consumer using the ‘OAuth Provider’ menu
  4. Profit


How can I contribute to this plugin?

Fork my repo on github and send me a pull request.

Can I limit which endpoints require authentication?

No, not at this time. Feel free to help me out and send me a pull request.

Contributors & Developers

“OAuthRest” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Interested in development?

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0.1.0 – 2012-05-03
Initial Release.

0.1.1 – 2012-05-04
Remove XML format. JSON is much more widely accepted and encoding/decoding is built into PHP.

0.1.2 – 2012-05-04
Fix comments resource endpoint.

0.1.3 – 2012-05-07
Fix trackback count for posts. Fix comment dates.

0.2.0 – 2012-05-10
Use the build-in functions when interacting with posts and comments. Fix routing so that we don’t require an “api” page to be created.