WordPressMaking network requests with HTTP API

Syntax

  • $response = wp_remote_get( $url, $args );
  • $response = wp_remote_post( $url, $args );
  • $response = wp_safe_remote_post( $url, $args );

Parameters

ParameterDetails
$url(string) (Required) Site URL to retrieve.
$args(array) (Optional) Request arguments.

Remarks

Returns

(WP_Error | array) The response as an array, or WP_Error on failure.

GET a remote JSON resource

This snippet will grab a JSON formatted resource, decode it and print it in PHP array format.

// Fetch 
$response = wp_remote_get( 'http://www.example.com/resource.json' );

if ( ! is_wp_error( $response ) ) {
  $headers = wp_remote_retrieve_headers( $response );

  if ( isset( $headers[ 'content-type' ] ) && 'application/json' === $headers[ 'content-type' ] ) {
    print_r( json_decode( wp_remote_retrieve_body( $response ) ) );
  }
}