REST API component

The REST APIREST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) is an external HTTPHTTP HTTP is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands. APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. allowing access and manipulation of data in WordPress. For more information about the API, see the REST API Handbook.

The component is lead by @rmccue (Tech Lead) and @kadamwhite (Design Lead). Features can be tracked on the Trello board.

Meetings are held weekly at Thursday 18:00 UTC in #core-restapi .

Subcomponents: Application Passwords.

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96 open tickets in the REST API component

96 open tickets defect (bug) enhancement feature request task (blessed)
1 1 0 0
5.8 1 0 1 0
5.9 2 6 0 0
Awaiting Review 11 22 5 0
Future Release 18 20 3 5

96 open tickets. Last 7 days: +4 tickets

9 tickets that have no replies

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  • #41463  Improve REST API tests that don't perform any assertions rest-api
  • #48257  REST API: post-process endpoint cannot be discovered from media creation endpoint rest-api
  • #48638  Pass WP_REST_Request object to the rest_index filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output.
  • #48822  Indicate partial success/error of a REST API request
  • #50239  REST API Debug/Dev Mode
  • #51636  REST API: Remove trailing slashes when preloading requests
  • #52590  Consider increasing the limit of the perPage argument in paginated requests. rest-api
  • #53063  Add batch support to core REST resources rest-api
  • #53079  Rest API JsonJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML. Schema is invalidinvalid A resolution on the bug tracker (and generally common in software development, sometimes also notabug) that indicates the ticket is not a bug, is a support request, or is generally invalid. docs rest-api coding-standards

10 tickets slated for 5.8

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  • #41683  Add WidgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. REST API endpoint rest-api
  • #42947  REST API wrong total pages rest-api
  • #49277  Implement email sanitize in REST API
  • #49960  REST API: Support sanitize callbacks for nested properties
  • #49985  REST API: Using _embed and _fields query parameters in the same query rest-api
  • #52321  Add site icon to rest index
  • #52840  Include filesize information in REST API response for all media types rest-api
  • #52992  REST API: Avoid unnecessarily preparing item links
  • #53303  Widget type REST API endpoint should be sorted by id rest-api
  • #53427  Widget preview not working if widget registered via a instance rest-api

96 open tickets

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Open tasks: 5 View list on Trac
Open feature requests: 9 View list on Trac

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