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  • Plugin Author Daniel Bachhuber

    (@danielbachhuber)

    Hand Built

    If a site owner is using any version of WordPress from 4.4 and up, isn’t this standalone plugin totally superfluous now?

    Only the REST API infrastructure was included in WordPress 4.4. All of the default endpoints are still only included in this plugin.

    Daniel,

    So does that mean that the endpoints in the new WP REST API Meta Endpoints plugin are not the same?

    OR, do the default endpoints exist both here AND in the new companion plugin?

    What I’m trying to get at is this: the possibility of ignoring this plugin from now on (as long as its components match those updated in WordPress Core), and only install the new WP REST API Meta Endpoints Plugin if new Themes or Plugins require the usage of WP REST API components.

    It seems to me that the only need of this plugin is for those individuals, companies, or organizations that are still using WordPress Version numbers of 4.4 or lower.

    Am I correct, or am I missing something?

    P.S. Sorry if I’m coming across as too tedious, but I’m basically a Copy & Paste kind of creature…not a real programmer.

    Plugin Author Daniel Bachhuber

    (@danielbachhuber)

    Hand Built

    OR, do the default endpoints exist both here AND in the new companion plugin?

    The meta endpoints have been moved to the new companion plugin. The Post, Term, Comment and User endpoints are still included in this plugin.

    What I’m trying to get at is this: the possibility of ignoring this plugin from now on (as long as its components match those updated in WordPress Core), and only install the new WP REST API Meta Endpoints Plugin if new Themes or Plugins require the usage of WP REST API components.

    I think you’re misunderstanding. Posts, Comments, Users and Terms only exist in this plugin. WordPress 4.4 has the infrastructure, which we’ve removed from this plugin. We’ve also (as of the most recent beta) removed the meta endpoints from this plugin, and moved them to a separate plugin.

    Makes sense now, but it seems like this plugin should be renamed WP REST API Primary Endpoints or something like that, since the infrastructure is gone.

    Thanks for your help…

    +1 re. Shapeshifer 3’s comment on renaming this plugin. It isn’t clear what functionality has been rolled into core and what is contained in this plugin. Perhaps this could be added to the plugins description?

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