WP REST API: Versions 1.2.4 (Compatibility Release) and 2.0 Beta 6

First and foremost: version 1.2.4 of the REST API is now available for compatibility with the upcoming WordPress 4.4. Version 1.2.4 overrides REST API infrastructure in WordPress 4.4 core, leaving your endpoints working as you expect them to. Download it from the plugin repository or from GitHub.

Version 2.0 Beta 6

Alongside the compatibility release for version 1.2, we’re also releasing the latest beta for version 2.0: 2.0 Beta 6 “Bluella The Whale”. Download it from the plugin repository or from GitHub.

Here are some highlights:

  • Removes global inclusion of wp-admin/includes/admin.php. For a long time, the REST API loaded wp-admin/includes/admin.php to make use of specific admin utilities. Now, it only loads those admin utilities when it needs them. If your custom endpoints make use of admin utilities, you’ll need to make sure to load wp-admin/includes/admin.php before you use them.
  • Easier access to the featured image. Posts link directly to the featured image, and attachments include media_details attribute in the embed context. For image attachments, media_details includes a sizes array of image sizes, which is useful for templating.
  • Documentation clarifications throughout, including new hook docs.

As always, we have a detailed changelog as well as the full set of changes if you’re interested.

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