POST /sites/$site/posts/$post_ID

Edit a Post

Resource URL

Type URL and Format
POST https://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1/sites/$site/posts/$post_ID

Method Parameters

Parameter Type Description
$site (int|string) The site ID, The site domain
$post_ID (int) The post ID

Query Parameters

Parameter Type Description
context (string)
display:
(default) Formats the output as HTML for display. Shortcodes are parsed, paragraph tags are added, etc..
edit:
Formats the output for editing. Shortcodes are left unparsed, significant whitespace is kept, etc..
http_envelope (bool)
false:
(default)
true:
Some environments (like in-browser Javascript or Flash) block or divert responses with a non-200 HTTP status code. Setting this parameter will force the HTTP status code to always be 200. The JSON response is wrapped in an "envelope" containing the "real" HTTP status code and headers.
pretty (bool)
false:
(default)
true:
Output pretty JSON
meta (string) Optional. Loads data from the endpoints found in the 'meta' part of the response. Comma separated list. Example: meta=site,likes
fields (string) Optional. Returns specified fields only. Comma separated list. Example: fields=ID,title
callback (string) An optional JSONP callback function.

Request Parameters

Parameter Type Description
date (iso 8601 datetime) The post's creation time.
title (html) The post title.
content (html) The post content.
excerpt (html) An optional post excerpt.
slug (string) The name (slug) for the post, used in URLs.
author (string) The username or ID for the user to assign the post to.
publicize (array|bool) True or false if the post be publicized to external services. An array of services if we only want to publicize to a select few. Defaults to true.
publicize_message (string) Custom message to be publicized to external services.
status (string)
publish:
(default) Publish the post.
private:
Privately publish the post.
draft:
Save the post as a draft.
pending:
Mark the post as pending editorial approval.
sticky (bool) Mark the post as sticky?
password (string) The plaintext password protecting the post, or, more likely, the empty string if the post is not password protected.
parent (int) The post ID of the new post's parent.
categories (string) Comma separated list of categories (name or id)
tags (string) Comma separated list of tags (name or id)
format (string)
standard:
(default) Standard
aside:
Aside
chat:
Chat
gallery:
Gallery
link:
Link
image:
Image
quote:
Quote
status:
Status
video:
Video
audio:
Audio
comments_open (bool) Should the post be open to comments?
pings_open (bool) Should the post be open to comments?
likes_enabled (bool) Should the post be open to likes?
sharing_enabled (bool) Should sharing buttons show on this post?
gplusauthorship_enabled (bool) Should a Google+ account be associated with this post?
featured_image (string) The post ID of an existing attachment to set as the featured image. Pass an empty string to delete the existing image.
media (media) An array of images to attach to the post. To upload media, the entire request should be multipart/form-data encoded. Multiple media items will be displayed in a gallery. Accepts images (image/gif, image/jpeg, image/png) only.

Example:
curl \
--form 'title=Image' \
--form 'media[]=@/path/to/file.jpg' \
-H 'Authorization: BEARER your-token' \
'https://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1/sites/123/posts/new'
media_urls (array) An array of URLs for images to attach to the post. Sideloads the media in for the post.
metadata (array) Array of metadata objects containing the following properties: `key` (metadata key), `id` (meta ID), `previous_value` (if set, the action will only occur for the provided previous value), `value` (the new value to set the meta to), `operation` (the operation to perform: `update` or `add`; defaults to `update`). All unprotected meta keys are available by default for read requests. Both unprotected and protected meta keys are available for authenticated requests with proper capabilities. Protected meta keys can be made available with the rest_api_allowed_public_metadata filter.

Response Parameters

Parameter Type Description
ID (int) The post ID.
site_ID (int) The site ID.
author (object) The author of the post.
date (iso 8601 datetime) The post's creation time.
modified (iso 8601 datetime) The post's most recent update time.
title (html) context dependent.
URL (url) The full permalink URL to the post.
short_URL (url) The wp.me short URL.
content (html) context dependent.
excerpt (html) context dependent.
slug (string) The name (slug) for the post, used in URLs.
guid (string) The GUID for the post.
status (string)
publish:
The post is published.
draft:
The post is saved as a draft.
pending:
The post is pending editorial approval.
future:
The post is scheduled for future publishing.
trash:
The post is in the trash.
sticky (bool) Is the post sticky?
password (string) The plaintext password protecting the post, or, more likely, the empty string if the post is not password protected.
parent (object|false) A reference to the post's parent, if it has one.
type (string) The post's post_type. Post types besides post, page and revision need to be whitelisted using the rest_api_allowed_post_types filter.
comments_open (bool) Is the post open for comments?
pings_open (bool) Is the post open for pingbacks, trackbacks?
likes_enabled (bool) Is the post open to likes?
sharing_enabled (bool) Should sharing buttons show on this post?
gplusauthorship_enabled (bool) Should a Google+ account be associated with this post?
comment_count (int) The number of comments for this post.
like_count (int) The number of likes for this post.
i_like (bool) Does the current user like this post?
is_reblogged (bool) Did the current user reblog this post?
is_following (bool) Is the current user following this blog?
global_ID (string) A unique WordPress.com-wide representation of a post.
featured_image (url) The URL to the featured image for this post if it has one.
post_thumbnail (object) The attachment object for the featured image if it has one.
format (string)
standard:
Standard
aside:
Aside
chat:
Chat
gallery:
Gallery
link:
Link
image:
Image
quote:
Quote
status:
Status
video:
Video
audio:
Audio
geo (object|false)
publicize_URLs (array) Array of Twitter and Facebook URLs published by this post.
tags (object) Hash of tags (keyed by tag name) applied to the post.
categories (object) Hash of categories (keyed by category name) applied to the post.
attachments (object) Hash of post attachments (keyed by attachment ID).
metadata (array) Array of post metadata keys and values. All unprotected meta keys are available by default for read requests. Both unprotected and protected meta keys are available for authenticated requests with access. Protected meta keys can be made available with the rest_api_allowed_public_metadata filter.
meta (object) API result meta data

Example

cURL

curl \
 -H 'authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN' \
 --data-urlencode 'title=Hello World (Again)' \
 --data-urlencode 'content=Hello. I am an edited post. I was edited by the API' \
 --data-urlencode 'tags=tests' \
 --data-urlencode 'categories=API' \
 'https://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1/sites/30434183/posts/1222/'

PHP

<?php

$options  = array (
  'http' => 
  array (
    'ignore_errors' => true,
    'method' => 'POST',
    'header' => 
    array (
      0 => 'authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN',
      1 => 'Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded',
    ),
    'content' => http_build_query(   
      array (
        'title' => 'Hello World (Again)',
        'content' => 'Hello. I am an edited post. I was edited by the API',
        'tags' => 'tests',
        'categories' => 'API',
      )
    ),
  ),
);

$context  = stream_context_create( $options );
$response = file_get_contents(
  'https://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1/sites/30434183/posts/1222/',
  false,
  $context
);
$response = json_decode( $response );

?>

Response Body

{
	"ID": 1222,
	"author": {
		"ID": 422,
		"email": false,
		"name": "Justin Shreve",
		"URL": "http:\/\/justin.wordpress.com",
		"avatar_URL": "http:\/\/1.gravatar.com\/avatar\/9ea5b460afb2859968095ad3afe4804b?s=96&d=identicon&r=G",
		"profile_URL": "http:\/\/en.gravatar.com\/justin"
	},
	"date": "2012-04-11T15:53:52+00:00",
	"modified": "2012-04-11T19:44:35+00:00",
	"title": "Hello World (Again)",
	"URL": "http:\/\/opossumapi.wordpress.com\/2012\/04\/11\/hello-world-2\/",
	"short_URL": "http:\/\/wp.me\/p23HjV-jI",
	"content": "<p>Hello. I am an edited post. I was edited by the API<\/p>\n",
	"excerpt": "<p>Hello. I am an edited post. I was edited by the API<\/p>\n",
	"status": "publish",
	"sticky": false,
	"password": "",
	"parent": false,
	"type": "post",
	"comments_open": true,
	"pings_open": true,
	"likes_enabled": true,
	"sharing_enabled": true,
	"gplusauthorship_enabled": false,
	"comment_count": 5,
	"like_count": 0,
	"i_like": false,
	"is_reblogged": false,
	"is_following": false,
	"featured_image": "",
	"post_thumbnail": null,
	"format": "standard",
	"geo": false,
	"publicize_URLs": [

	],
	"tags": {
		"tests": {
			"name": "tests",
			"slug": "tests",
			"description": "",
			"post_count": 2,
			"meta": {
				"links": {
					"self": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/30434183\/tags\/tests",
					"help": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/30434183\/tags\/tests\/help",
					"site": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/30434183"
				}
			}
		}
	},
	"categories": {
		"API": {
			"name": "API",
			"slug": "api",
			"description": "",
			"post_count": 2,
			"parent": 0,
			"meta": {
				"links": {
					"self": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/30434183\/categories\/api",
					"help": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/30434183\/categories\/api\/help",
					"site": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/30434183"
				}
			}
		}
	},
	"metadata {
		{
			"id" : 123,
			"key" : "test_meta_key",
			"value" : "test_value",
		}
	},
	"meta": {
		"links": {
			"self": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/30434183\/posts\/1222",
			"help": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/30434183\/posts\/1222\/help",
			"site": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/30434183",
			"replies": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/30434183\/posts\/1222\/replies\/",
			"likes": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/30434183\/posts\/1222\/likes\/"
		}
	}
}