WP REST User

Description

If you wish to ‘Register User’ or ‘Retrieve Password’ using REST API, without exposing Administrator credentials to the Front End application, you are at the right place. Since WordPress 4.7, REST API was natively included in WordPress.

In order to ‘Register User’ or ‘Retrieve Password’, the authentication for a user with ‘Administrator’ role is required. While this is a delibrately done for security reasons, such implementation makes it very hard for Front End applications to implement a simple ‘Register’ or ‘Sign Up’ function.

This plugin fullfills such requirement by extending the existing WordPress REST API endpoints.

Usage

To Register a User using REST API, send a POST request to /wp-json/wp/v2/users/register, with a JSON body (Set header: content-type: application/json) with three keys: username, email and password.

To Retrieve Password using REST API, send a POST request to /wp-json/wp/v2/users/lost-password, including a JSON (Set header: content-type: application/json) body with three keys: user_login.

See the Screenshot below for POSTMAN demo:

To perform further actions after user is registered, write and add_action:

add_action('wp_rest_user_user_register', 'user_registered');
function user_registered($user) {
    // Do Something
}

Technical Support

SK8Tech – Customer Success Specialist offers Technical Support to configure or install WP REST User.

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Screenshots

Installation

  1. Upload wp-rest-user folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

FAQ

Why do I need WP REST User?

If you’re planning on using your WordPress website as a Backend, and you’re consuming RESTful api, you’ll most probably need to Register User via REST API. This is precisely what this plugin does.

Is it secure?

Great question! For the time being, this plugin only allows registering user as ‘subscriber’ role. ‘Subscriber’ role has very limited capability in terms what WordPress allows him/her to do. From our perspective, subscribers are quite harmless.

Does it work with WooCommerce?

Another great question! By default, WordPress registers new user as ‘subscriber’, while WooCommerce registers new user as ‘customer’.
If you have WooCommerce installed and activated on your WordPress website, this plugin will automatically register user as ‘customer’ as well.

There’s a bug, what do I do?

Please email us at wp-rest-user@sk8.tech.

Reviews

Ogwekkuminogumu (Museenene) 20, 2019
Very nice, can use it very easy with your documentation. Thanks you
Ogwomwenda (Mutunda) 12, 2019
this plugin is awesome i was looking for autorization to access the rest api it works very well and it's simple too congrats !
Ogwomunaana (Muwakanya) 11, 2019
Plugin is not working. Get an error "401 Unauthorized" in Portman.
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Contributors & Developers

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Changelog

1.4.2

  • Fixed README.md
  • Security Fix

1.4.1

  • Added an action hook when user is registered.

1.3.0

  • Added an end point for retrieve password email.

1.2.1

  • Changed success status code from 123 to 200

1.2.0

  • Now supports more roles, including
    1. subscriber
    2. customer
    3. contributor
    4. custom roles

1.1.0

  • Now supports ‘Customer’ role to be registered, if WooCommerce plugin is installed
  • Restructured Plugin for future development.

1.0.1

  • Initial Release.
  • Only user with ‘Subscriber’ role can be created.
  • Only ‘username’, ’email’, ‘password’ fields are accepted.