Rest Routes – Custom Endpoints for WP REST API


Have you ever thought about the possibility of adding custom endpoints for WP REST API without touching a single line of PHP? That can be easily done with Rest Routes! It lets you build awesome custom endpoints for your site.

You can create unlimited custom routes for your site using a very friendly interface. In a very few steps and you will have your new endpoint available through WP REST API:

  • Give the custom endpoint a name
  • Customize it with as many filters as you wish
  • Define which fields you will want to expose through the route. You can expose both default and custom fields
  • Enjoy the WP REST API custom endpoint you just built without writing a single line of code

The free version comes with basic features, such as:

  • Show custom posts
  • Show default fields, attached custom fields and taxonomies
  • Filter by default post fields
  • Define limit and offset for your results
  • Define custom order for your results

Upgrade to Rest Routes Pro for unlocking all the power!

Rest Routes Pro comes up with a completely redesigned interface plus lots of more features that will let you create fully customized routes:

  • Awesome and friendly interface for building custom routes
  • All HTTP methods are allowed
  • Build routes for custom tables
  • Build routes for posts
  • Build routes for taxonomies
  • Build routes for users
  • Build routes for editing posts as well as connected custom fields and taxonomies
  • Multiple endpoints per route
  • Custom parameters
  • Custom post types and taxonomies ready
  • Powerful advanced engine for building complex custom queries
  • Privacy control
  • Much more filters available
  • Custom fields and taxonomies connection on post creation
  • Custom fields creation
  • Custom taxonomies filter
  • Custom fields filter
  • Posts creation
  • Custom routes duplication
  • Dynamic data available (current date, current user, etc)
  • Compatible with ACF and ACF Pro (single and repeating fields)
  • Compatible with Toolset Types (single and repeating fields)
  • Premium Support

Click here and compare the Free against the Pro version.

Pro Feature: Building a route for displaying posts with a filter

Pro Feature: Building a route for creating custom posts


  • Customizing the output of the endpoint
  • Adding filters to the route
  • All the available HTTP methods (Pro)
  • All the available Endpoint Types (Pro)


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/rest-routes directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress


10 september 2020
I'm very pleased with how this plugin extends on the basic API. Also the developer is open to feature requests which is big plus. Keep it up.
1 september 2020
While WP has a rest API out of the box, the default Rest API lacks a ton of features, Selecting items by name or slug, Editing post meta fields, Querying based on meta fields, Querying using the search function, Working with custom tables... This plugin could help you quickly and easily add this functionality and would save a lot of time not having to fiddle with coding custom endpoints. Also tasks that would take tens of API calls could be replaced with a single API call. The plugin developer is another amazing benefit I wanted to mention, contacted them to get support and I quickly and professionally received bug fixes, new features and more. Very friendly, very smart and very helpful Please support this plugin because if it keeps growing it would definitely make WP better as a whole, WP as a backend could benefit from this as well as integrating WP with other systems and cloud services for better automation.
22 augustus 2020
This plugin is an amazing one for those wanting to deal with Rest API of wordpress. The support is even better as Mr. Adriano is quick with his response and feature upgradation. I requested a feature and it out in next 4 days. Thanks Adriano.
21 juli 2020
The WP-API is one of the least known features of WP, and little is known on how to customize it. This plugin outputs the JSON you need into however many endpoints you wish. CRUD operations are supported. ACF support is now in Beta. Love it! Go Adriano!
16 juli 2020
Reached out to the plugin developers with a feature request -- received a quick response and the feature was immediately added to the next release. Excellent responsiveness and great tool for creating custom API routes for a WP install!
8 juli 2020
This plugin is awesome! I got the pro version, and it allows me to easily create endpoints for my custom database tables so I can access it and display that data on other devices like a mobile app. I had some questions and needed support, and Adriano provided lightning fast support and got my questions answered and problems solved. Would recommend this to anyone looking to create custom endpoints or expose your database to the outside world. Made my life so much easier, and the Pro version is definitely worth it!
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  • PRO|FREE: Updated the Freemius library


  • PRO: Fixed issue of tabs no being displayed
  • PRO: Fixed issue of user meta fields not being properly displayed in the routes


  • Free: Fixed issue which was avoiding the creation of new endpoints


  • FREE: Implemented the PRO interface with PRO features locked


  • PRO: Introduced permalink as an output field for posts
  • PRO: Introduced endpoint action for inserting items on custom database tables
  • PRO: Introduced endpoint action for editing items on custom database tables
  • PRO: Introduced endpoint action for deleting items on custom datbase tables
  • PRO: Introduced endpoint action for deleting items on custom datbase tables
  • PRO: Introduced endpoint action for creating users
  • PRO: Introduced endpoint action for editing users
  • PRO: Introduced endpoint action for updating users
  • PRO: Several UI changes for improving the user experience
  • PRO: Security fixes
  • PRO: Fixed issue with terms filter
  • PRO: Fixed the permission of some internal routes
  • PRO: Added option to choose whether you want to append terms when creating a post or not


  • PRO: Added compatibility with ACF and ACF Pro (single and repeating fields)
  • Fixed bug when rendering posts from multiple post types


  • Fixed a bug when editing custom endpoints for custom tables


  • Added the possibility of creating custom endpoints for custom tables
  • Fixed some bugs
  • Performance improvements


  • Fixed bugs


  • Fixed bug in the route duplication


  • Fixed bug when adding more than 5 routes
  • Implemented new feature for duplicating routes


  • Added “Display Taxonomies” endpoint action
  • Added feature for outputting the featured image
  • Added feature for outputting post attachments
  • Added feature for choosing which term fields to output in the “Display Posts” endpoint action
  • Added feature for outputting term meta fields in the “Display Posts” endpoint action
  • Fixing bugs
  • Performance improvements

  • Fixing bugs


  • Fixing bugs


  • Fixing bugs


  • Fixing bugs


  • Fixing bugs


  • Fixing bugs


  • Fixing bugs


  • Fixing bugs


  • Fixing bugs


  • Fixing bugs


  • Fixing wrong redirection after update


  • Fixing wrong redirection after update


  • Missing folders


  • Missing folders


  • Fixed bugs
  • Introduced Pro upgrade


  • Fixed version number


  • Fixed version number


  • Fixed some PHP notices


  • Fixed bugs


  • Fixed bugs


  • Fixed a bug when creating a route with only one field in output


  • Fixed a some warning messages
  • Added support to custom post types


First release.