POST /sites/$site/media/$media_ID/delete

Delete a piece of media.

This endpoint is deprecated in favor of version 1.1

Resource Information

   
Method POST
URL https://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1/sites/$site/media/$media_ID/delete
Requires authentication? Yes

Method Parameters

Parameter Type Description
$site (int|string) Site ID or domain
$media_ID (int) The media 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.

Response Parameters

Parameter Type Description
status (string) Returns deleted if the media was successfully deleted
id (int) The ID of the media item
date (iso 8601 datetime) The date the media was uploaded
parent (int) ID of the post this media is attached to
link (string) URL to the file
title (string) File name
caption (string) User provided caption of the file
description (string) Description of the file
metadata (array) Misc array of information about the file, such as exif data or sizes

Resource Errors

This endpoint does not return any errors.

Example

curl \
 -H 'authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN' \
 'https://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1.1/sites/82974409/media/$media_ID/delete'
<?php
$options  = array (
  'http' => 
  array (
    'ignore_errors' => true,
    'method' => 'POST',
    'header' => 
    array (
      0 => 'authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN',
    ),
  ),
);

$context  = stream_context_create( $options );
$response = file_get_contents(
	'https://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1.1/sites/82974409/media/$media_ID/delete',
	false,
	$context
);
$response = json_decode( $response );
?>