GET /sites/$site/media/

Get a list of items in the media library.

This endpoint is deprecated in favor of version 1.1

Resource Information

Method GET
Requires authentication? Yes

Method Parameters

Parameter Type Description
$site (int|string) Site ID or domain

Query Parameters

Parameter Type Description
context (string)
(default) Formats the output as HTML for display. Shortcodes are parsed, paragraph tags are added, etc..
Formats the output for editing. Shortcodes are left unparsed, significant whitespace is kept, etc..
http_envelope (bool)
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)
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 media items to return. Limit: 100. Default: 20.
offset (int) 0-indexed offset.
parent_id (int) Default is showing all items. The post where the media item is attached. 0 shows unattached media items.
mime_type (string) Default is empty. Filter by mime type (e.g., 'image/jpeg', 'application/pdf'). Partial searches also work (e.g. passing 'image' will search for all image files).

Response Parameters

Parameter Type Description
media (array) Array of media
found (int) The number of total results found

Resource Errors

This endpoint does not return any errors.


curl \
 -H 'authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN' \
$options  = array (
  'http' => 
  array (
    'ignore_errors' => true,
    'header' => 
    array (
      0 => 'authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN',

$context  = stream_context_create( $options );
$response = file_get_contents(
$response = json_decode( $response );