WP REST API jQuery Ajax Basic Authentication

By | May 27, 2017

WP REST API V2 Basic Authentication jQuery Ajax.

In the previous posts I’ve written about wp rest api authentication with php cURL and file_get_contents methods. Now in this post we will try to make a basic authentication wp json api call with jQuery AJAX. In this tutorial I will use users endpoint to get current user data.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
<meta charset="utf-8" />
<title>WP Rest API Basic Authentication With jQuery  Ajax</title>
    url: 'http://youwebsite/wpj-son/wp/v2/users/me',
    method: 'GET',
    crossDomain: true,
    beforeSend: function ( xhr ) {
    xhr.setRequestHeader( 'Authorization', 'Basic ' + btoa("username:password") );
    success: function( data, txtStatus, xhr ) {
        //console.log( data );     
        document.getElementById("response").innerHTML = JSON.stringify(data,  null, 2);
    error: function (error) {
      document.getElementById("response").innerHTML = "Error";
<p>View response</p>
<pre id="response"></pre>

Don’t forget that you aso need to install and activate Basic Auth Plugin.


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