Plugin / BE REST Endpoints

Installation

Installation

Install WP REST API v2 and activate it. (https://wordpress.org/plugins/rest-api/)

Upload the BE REST Endpoints plugin to your site, Activate it.

1, 2, 3: You’re done!

Endpoints can be accessed at /wp-json/be/v1/widgets/ and /wp-json/be/v1/sidebars

Lets talk about more interesting stuff now!
To see a particular widget instance or sidebar make a request like this.
‘text-2’ will serve as our example widget ID and ‘sidebar-1’ for our sidebar-id.

Note: text-2 would already have to exist.

For a widget instance:
GET /wp-json/be/v1/widgets/text-2

For a sidebar:
GET /wp-json/be/v1/sidebars/sidebar-1

Cool!!! Now you can make that JavaScript based theme you’ve been wanting to do.
Now for more interesting stuff!

Lets create a widget via the WP REST API! First, there are a couple of query parameters to go over.

widget_base -> is the type of widget you want to create. REQUIRED PARAMETER.

sidebar_id -> is the id of the sidebar you want to place the widget into. REQUIRED PARAMETER.

sidebar_position -> is the numeric position of where you want to place the widget in the sidebar.
sidebar_position does not use array index base numbers instead if you want your widget first use 1.
if you want it second 2. If you want it 10th, use 10. This parameter defaults to 1.
If left empty your widget will automatically default to first in the sidebar.

Now lets do some REST requests.

Create a text widget in sidebar-1:

POST /wp-json/be/v1/widgets/?widget_base=text&sidebar_id=sidebar-1

Create a tag cloud widget in sidebar-1 after our text widget we just made:

POST /wp-json/be/v1/widgets/?widget_base=tag_cloud&sidebar_id=sidebar-1&sidebar_position=2

Now we are cooking. But wait our new awesome widgets are just empty shells 🙁
Now we need to update the actual widget instances. Knowledge of how your widgets work comes in very handy here.

You can do these tests in twenty sixteen because it has multiple sidebars.
If you have a theme that supports multiple sidebars feel free to use that just make sure the sidebar IDs match up.

The instance of the widget is what holds it’s dynamic data. You must look at the code to know the values that need to be updated.
When you create a widget you will notice that you are returned a series of instances.
The parameters within these indexes are used by the instance.

Lets create a calendar widget.

Create calendar widget:

POST /wp-json/be/v1/widgets/?widget_base=calendar&sidebar_id=sidebar-1

We are returned the widget instance. A JSON object that would look like this.

{

    2 - {

        "title": ""

    },

    "_multiwidget": 1

}

So at the numeric index 2 matching calendar-2 we see that this is a simple widget.
It only has the option to have the instance of its title modified. So lets do it.

POST /wp-json/be/v1/widgets/calendar-2?title=Made by REST API

Voila! Are calendar widget has a fancy new title. What if we need to move its position though since we want it at the bottom of our sidebar.

POST /wp-json/be/v1/widgets/calendar-2?sidebar_position=3

There it is at the end of the sidebar. But wait what I really wanted was for it to be in the other sidebar. No problem.

POST /wp-json/be/v1/widgets/calendar-2?sidebar_id=sidebar-2

Done.

So you also combine these as well lets take our text widget we created and move it to the after the calendar in sidebar-2.

POST /wp-json/be/v1/widgets/text-2?title=Moved&text=Yes+it+moved&sidebar_id=sidebar-2&sidebar_position=2

I forgot that I didn’t want to do any of this. Luckily, we have delete as well. Lets clean up.

Delete our widgets:

DELETE wp-json/be/v1/widgets/calendar-2
DELETE wp-json/be/v1/widgets/text-2
DELETE wp-json/be/v1/widgets/tag_cloud-2

The unique IDs for widgets will incrementally increase. If you create three text widgets you would have text-2, text-3, text-4.
So now, you could write an administrative tool that utilizes the widgets and sidebars endpoints!

If you have any questions feel free to contact us at (http://be-webdesign.com/contact/)

DIRECTORY DISCLAIMER

The information provided in this THEME/PLUGIN DIRECTORY is made available for information purposes only, and intended to serve as a resource to enable visitors to select a relevant theme or plugin. wpSocket gives no warranty of any kind, express or implied with regard to the information, including without limitation any warranty that the particular theme or plugin that you select is qualified on your situation.

The information in the individual theme or plugin displayed in the Directory is provided by the owners and contributors themselves. wpSocket gives no warranty as to the accuracy of the information and will not be liable to you for any loss or damage suffered by you as a consequence of your reliance on the information.

Links to respective sites are offered to assist in accessing additional information. The links may be outdated or broken. Connect to outside sites at your own risk. The Theme/Plugin Directory does not endorse the content or accuracy of any listing or external website.

While information is made available, no guarantee is given that the details provided are correct, complete or up-to-date.

wpSocket is not related to the theme or plugin, and also not responsible and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind, arising out of the use, reference to, or reliance on, any information or business listed throughout our site.

Keep Leading Your Followers!
Share it for them.