GET /read/following/

Get a list of posts from the blogs a user follows.

Resource Information

   
Method GET
URL https://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1.1/read/following/
Requires authentication? Yes

Query Parameters

Parameter Type Description
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.
number (int) The number of posts to return. Limit: 40. Default: 10.
page (int) Return the Nth 1-indexed page of posts.
order (string)
DESC:
(default) Return posts in descending order. For dates, that means newest to oldest.
ASC:
Return posts in ascending order. For dates, that means oldest to newest.
after (iso 8601 datetime) Return posts dated after the specified datetime.
before (iso 8601 datetime) Return posts dated before the specified datetime.

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.
private:
The post is published privately
future:
The post is scheduled for future publishing.
trash:
The post is in the trash.
auto-draft:
The post is a placeholder for a new post.
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?
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)
menu_order (int) (Pages Only) The order pages should appear in.
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
current_user_can (object) List of permissions. Note, deprecated in favor of `capabilities`
capabilities (object) List of post-specific permissions for the user; publish_post, edit_post, delete_post
date_range (object) date range covered by current results.
number (int) The number of posts brought back by current query.
posts (array) An array of post objects.

Resource Errors

These are the possible errors returned by this endpoint.

HTTP Code Error Identifier Error Message
403 unauthorized User cannot view taxonomy
403 unauthorized User cannot view post
403 authorization_required An active access token must be used to query information about the current user.
403 unauthorized User cannot edit taxonomy
400 invalid_post Invalid post
400 invalid_context Invalid API CONTEXT
403 unauthorized User cannot edit post
404 unknown_post Unknown post

Example

curl \
 -H 'authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN' \
 'https://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1/read/following/?number=2'
<?php
$options  = array (
  'http' => 
  array (
    'ignore_errors' => true,
    'header' => 
    array (
      0 => 'authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN',
    ),
  ),
);

$context  = stream_context_create( $options );
$response = file_get_contents(
	'https://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1/read/following/?number=2',
	false,
	$context
);
$response = json_decode( $response );
?>

Response

{
    "date_range": {
        "before": "2020-03-31T14:58:21-04:00",
        "after": "2020-03-26T19:31:00+00:00"
    },
    "number": 2,
    "posts": [
        {
            "ID": 258328,
            "site_ID": 489937,
            "author": {
                "ID": 47411601,
                "login": "benhuberman",
                "email": false,
                "name": "Ben Huberman",
                "first_name": "Ben",
                "last_name": "Huberman",
                "nice_name": "benhuberman",
                "URL": "https:\/\/benz.blog\/",
                "avatar_URL": "https:\/\/0.gravatar.com\/avatar\/663dcd498e8c5f255bfb230a7ba07678?s=96&d=identicon&r=G",
                "profile_URL": "https:\/\/en.gravatar.com\/benhuberman",
                "ip_address": false,
                "site_ID": 122910962,
                "site_visible": true
            },
            "date": "2020-03-31T14:58:21-04:00",
            "modified": "2020-03-31T14:58:21-04:00",
            "title": "Join Our Discover Daily Prompts in April!",
            "URL": "https:\/\/dailypost.wordpress.com\/2020\/03\/31\/join-our-discover-daily-prompts-in-april\/",
            "short_URL": "https:\/\/wp.me\/p23sd-15cA",
            "content": "<p>Dear <em>Daily Post<\/em> readers,<\/p>\n<p>It’s been a while! <\/p>\n<p>The past few weeks have been tough and painful for many of us. They also showed us that regardless of where we live or how radically our lives have changed because of COVID-19, expressing ourselves and connecting with others can help us navigate difficult times. <\/p>\n<p>In that spirit, we just announced today that <a href=\"https:\/\/wordpress.com\/discover-wordpress\/2020\/03\/31\/discover-writing-prompts\/\">we’ll be sharing daily writing prompts over at Discover<\/a> throughout April. Since many in this community were (and likely still are) avid writers, bloggers, photographers, and generally lovely humans, we wanted to invite you to join that event, too. <\/p>\n<p>Participating should be very straightforward for any of you who’ve taken part in our past prompts and challenges here at the <em>Daily Post<\/em>, but if you have any questions, <a href=\"https:\/\/wordpress.com\/discover-wordpress\/2020\/03\/31\/discover-writing-prompts\/\">head over to the announcement post<\/a> and feel free to leave a comment. <\/p>\n<p>We hope to see many of you there,<\/p>\n<p>The WordPress.com Editorial Team<\/p>\n",
            "excerpt": "<p>Whether you need inspiration, structure, or just a nudge to get (or regain) your blogging momentum, consider taking part in this monthlong event.<\/p>\n",
            "slug": "join-our-discover-daily-prompts-in-april",
            "guid": "https:\/\/dailypost.wordpress.com\/?p=258328",
            "status": "publish",
            "sticky": false,
            "password": "",
            "parent": false,
            "type": "post",
            "comments_open": true,
            "pings_open": true,
            "likes_enabled": true,
            "sharing_enabled": true,
            "comment_count": 46,
            "like_count": 270,
            "i_like": false,
            "is_reblogged": false,
            "is_following": true,
            "global_ID": "eb317cf90bd66a0d045e8d3b481b6fff",
            "featured_image": "https:\/\/dailypost.files.wordpress.com\/2016\/02\/photo-1432821596592-e2c18b78144f-e1455845197456.jpeg",
            "post_thumbnail": {
                "ID": 244372,
                "URL": "https:\/\/dailypost.files.wordpress.com\/2016\/02\/photo-1432821596592-e2c18b78144f-e1455845197456.jpeg",
                "guid": "http:\/\/dailypost.files.wordpress.com\/2016\/02\/photo-1432821596592-e2c18b78144f.jpeg",
                "mime_type": "image\/jpeg",
                "width": 1920,
                "height": 835
            },
            "format": "standard",
            "geo": false,
            "menu_order": 0,
            "publicize_URLs": [],
            "tags": {
                "Discover": {
                    "ID": 12233,
                    "name": "Discover",
                    "slug": "discover",
                    "description": "",
                    "post_count": 8,
                    "feed_url": "https:\/\/dailypost.wordpress.com\/tag\/discover\/feed\/",
                    "meta": {
                        "links": {
                            "self": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/489937\/tags\/slug:discover",
                            "help": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/489937\/tags\/slug:discover\/help",
                            "site": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/489937"
                        }
                    }
                },
                "writing prompt": {
                    "ID": 1137,
                    "name": "writing prompt",
                    "slug": "writing-prompt",
                    "description": "",
                    "post_count": 17,
                    "feed_url": "https:\/\/dailypost.wordpress.com\/tag\/writing-prompt\/feed\/",
                    "meta": {
                        "links": {
                            "self": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/489937\/tags\/slug:writing-prompt",
                            "help": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/489937\/tags\/slug:writing-prompt\/help",
                            "site": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/489937"
                        }
                    }
                },
                "writing prompts": {
                    "ID": 2904,
                    "name": "writing prompts",
                    "slug": "writing-prompts",
                    "description": "",
                    "post_count": 983,
                    "feed_url": "https:\/\/dailypost.wordpress.com\/tag\/writing-prompts\/feed\/",
                    "meta": {
                        "links": {
                            "self": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/489937\/tags\/slug:writing-prompts",
                            "help": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/489937\/tags\/slug:writing-prompts\/help",
                            "site": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/489937"
                        }
                    }
                }
            },
            "categories": {
                "Beginner": {
                    "ID": 64655,
                    "name": "Beginner",
                    "slug": "beginner",
                    "description": "",
                    "post_count": 250,
                    "feed_url": "https:\/\/dailypost.wordpress.com\/category\/beginner\/feed\/",
                    "parent": 0,
                    "meta": {
                        "links": {
                            "self": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/489937\/categories\/slug:beginner",
                            "help": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/489937\/categories\/slug:beginner\/help",
                            "site": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/489937"
                        }
                    }
                },
                "Daily Prompts": {
                    "ID": 35952290,
                    "name": "Daily Prompts",
                    "slug": "daily-prompts",
                    "description": "",
                    "post_count": 4,
                    "feed_url": "https:\/\/dailypost.wordpress.com\/category\/daily-prompts\/feed\/",
                    "parent": 0,
                    "meta": {
                        "links": {
                            "self": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/489937\/categories\/slug:daily-prompts",
                            "help": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/489937\/categories\/slug:daily-prompts\/help",
                            "site": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/489937"
                        }
                    }
                },
                "Inspiration": {
                    "ID": 107,
                    "name": "Inspiration",
                    "slug": "inspiration",
                    "description": "",
                    "post_count": 88,
                    "feed_url": "https:\/\/dailypost.wordpress.com\/category\/inspiration\/feed\/",
                    "parent": 0,
                    "meta": {
                        "links": {
                            "self": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/489937\/categories\/slug:inspiration",
                            "help": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/489937\/categories\/slug:inspiration\/help",
                            "site": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/489937"
                        }
                    }
                },
                "Topic Ideas": {
                    "ID": 447496,
                    "name": "Topic Ideas",
                    "slug": "topic-ideas",
                    "description": "",
                    "post_count": 436,
                    "feed_url": "https:\/\/dailypost.wordpress.com\/category\/topic-ideas\/feed\/",
                    "parent": 0,
                    "meta": {
                        "links": {
                            "self": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/489937\/categories\/slug:topic-ideas",
                            "help": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/489937\/categories\/slug:topic-ideas\/help",
                            "site": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/489937"
                        }
                    }
                }
            },
            "attachments": {},
            "metadata": [
                {
                    "id": "1601961",
                    "key": "geo_public",
                    "value": "0"
                },
                {
                    "id": "1601957",
                    "key": "_thumbnail_id",
                    "value": "244372"
                },
                {
                    "id": "1601964",
                    "key": "_wpas_mess",
                    "value": "Join Our Discover Daily Prompts in April!"
                },
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                },
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            ],
            "meta": {
                "links": {
                    "self": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/489937\/posts\/258328",
                    "help": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/489937\/posts\/258328\/help",
                    "site": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/489937",
                    "replies": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/489937\/posts\/258328\/replies\/",
                    "likes": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/489937\/posts\/258328\/likes\/"
                }
            },
            "current_user_can": {
                "publish_post": false,
                "delete_post": false,
                "edit_post": false
            },
            "capabilities": {
                "publish_post": false,
                "delete_post": false,
                "edit_post": false
            },
            "pseudo_ID": "eb317cf90bd66a0d045e8d3b481b6fff",
            "is_external": false,
            "site_name": "The Daily Post",
            "site_URL": "https:\/\/dailypost.wordpress.com",
            "site_is_private": false,
            "featured_media": {},
            "feed_ID": 27030
        },
        {
            "ID": 41931,
            "site_ID": 3584907,
            "author": {
                "ID": 1018671,
                "login": "ramonopoly",
                "email": false,
                "name": "Ramon",
                "first_name": "Ramon",
                "last_name": "Dodd",
                "nice_name": "ramonopoly",
                "URL": "http:\/\/illustratedshorts.com",
                "avatar_URL": "https:\/\/1.gravatar.com\/avatar\/13eb007ebbedf429fe6c1e233ebef268?s=96&d=retro",
                "profile_URL": "https:\/\/en.gravatar.com\/ramonopoly",
                "ip_address": false,
                "site_ID": 130130467,
                "site_visible": true
            },
            "date": "2020-03-26T19:31:00+00:00",
            "modified": "2020-03-26T21:49:07+00:00",
            "title": "Create With Confidence \u2014 and Better Blocks",
            "URL": "http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/2020\/03\/26\/block-editor-upgrades\/",
            "short_URL": "https:\/\/wp.me\/pf2B5-aUj",
            "content": "\n<p>In the last few years, the teams working on the block editor have learned a lot about how people build sites now and how they want to build sites in the future.<\/p>\n\n\n\n<p>The <a href=\"https:\/\/make.wordpress.org\/core\/2020\/03\/11\/whats-new-in-gutenberg-11-march\/\">latest version<\/a> represents the culmination of these discoveries, and the next stage in the editor\u2019s evolution.<\/p>\n\n\n\n<p>With better visuals and more advanced features, it’ll keep designers, developers, writers, and editors productive and happy, and — <em>tension-building drumroll<\/em> — it\u2019s in your editor right now!<\/p>\n\n\n\n<h2>What\u2019s new<\/h2>\n\n\n\n<p>With a comprehensive visual refresh, a plethora of <a href=\"https:\/\/github.com\/WordPress\/gutenberg\/releases\/tag\/v7.7.0\">new features<\/a>, and dozens of bug fixes, the new block editor comes with a lot to unpack.<\/p>\n\n\n\n<p>What follows is just a small (but delectable) sample of the many ways we\u2019ve upgraded your editing experience. (You can get the <a href=\"https:\/\/github.com\/WordPress\/gutenberg\/releases\/tag\/v7.7.0\">full list of goodies in the release notes<\/a>.)<\/p>\n\n\n\n<p>We hope you enjoy.<\/p>\n\n\n\n<h2>A revamped editor UI<\/h2>\n\n\n\n<p>The first thing you\u2019ll notice is the slick UI. Buttons, icons, text, and dropdowns are all sporting a contrast boost, with bolder colors and more whitespace between buttons, text labels, and menu items.<\/p>\n\n\n\n<figure class=\"wp-block-image size-large\"><img data-attachment-id=\"41970\" data-permalink=\"http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/the-word-is-made-of-blocks\/\" data-orig-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/03\/the-word-is-made-of-blocks.jpg\" data-orig-size=\"2224,1638\" data-comments-opened=\"1\" data-image-meta=\"{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}\" data-image-title=\"the-word-is-made-of-blocks\" data-image-description=\"\" data-medium-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/03\/the-word-is-made-of-blocks.jpg?w=300\" data-large-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/03\/the-word-is-made-of-blocks.jpg?w=1024\" src=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/03\/the-word-is-made-of-blocks.jpg?w=720\" alt=\"The world is made of blocks\" class=\"wp-image-41970\" srcset=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/03\/the-word-is-made-of-blocks.jpg?w=720 720w, https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/03\/the-word-is-made-of-blocks.jpg?w=1440 1440w, https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/03\/the-word-is-made-of-blocks.jpg?w=150 150w, https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/03\/the-word-is-made-of-blocks.jpg?w=300 300w, https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/03\/the-word-is-made-of-blocks.jpg?w=768 768w, https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/03\/the-word-is-made-of-blocks.jpg?w=1024 1024w\" sizes=\"(max-width: 720px) 100vw, 720px\" \/><figcaption>The new block editor’s UI<\/figcaption><\/figure>\n\n\n\n<p>As you navigate through the editor\u2019s menus, individual items are clearly highlighted, allowing you to quickly identify what you\u2019ve selected.<\/p>\n\n\n\n<figure class=\"wp-block-image size-large\"><img data-attachment-id=\"41938\" data-permalink=\"http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/block-editor-menu-navigation-1\/\" data-orig-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/03\/block-editor-menu-navigation-1.gif\" data-orig-size=\"640,377\" data-comments-opened=\"1\" data-image-meta=\"{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}\" data-image-title=\"block-editor-menu-navigation-1\" data-image-description=\"\" data-medium-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/03\/block-editor-menu-navigation-1.gif?w=300\" data-large-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/03\/block-editor-menu-navigation-1.gif?w=640\" src=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/03\/block-editor-menu-navigation-1.gif?w=640\" alt=\"\" class=\"wp-image-41938\" \/><figcaption>Active menu items have distinct highlights<\/figcaption><\/figure>\n\n\n\n<p>The block toolbars are now simpler, displaying the most commonly-used features. 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