Categories Edit

Schema Schema

The schema defines all the fields that exist within a category record. Any response from these endpoints can be expected to contain the fields below unless the `_filter` query parameter is used or the schema field only appears in a specific context.

id

integer
Unique identifier for the term.

Read only

Context: view, embed, edit

count

integer
Number of published posts for the term.

Read only

Context: view, edit

description

string
HTML description of the term.

Context: view, edit

name

string
HTML title for the term.

Context: view, embed, edit

slug

string
An alphanumeric identifier for the term unique to its type.

Context: view, embed, edit

taxonomy

string
Type attribution for the term.

Read only

Context: view, embed, edit

One of: category, post_tag, nav_menu, link_category, post_format

parent

integer
The parent term ID.

Context: view, edit

meta

object
Meta fields.

Context: view, edit

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List Categories List Categories

Query this endpoint to retrieve a collection of categories. The response you receive can be controlled and filtered using the URL query parameters below.

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Definition Definition

GET /wp/v2/categories

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Example Request Example Request

$ curl https://example.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories

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Arguments Arguments

context Scope under which the request is made; determines fields present in response.

Default: view

One of: view, embed, edit

page Current page of the collection.

Default: 1

per_page Maximum number of items to be returned in result set.

Default: 10

search Limit results to those matching a string.
exclude Ensure result set excludes specific IDs.
include Limit result set to specific IDs.
order Order sort attribute ascending or descending.

Default: asc

One of: asc, desc

orderby Sort collection by term attribute.

Default: name

One of: id, include, name, slug, include_slugs, term_group, description, count

hide_empty Whether to hide terms not assigned to any posts.
parent Limit result set to terms assigned to a specific parent.
post Limit result set to terms assigned to a specific post.
slug Limit result set to terms with one or more specific slugs.

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Create a Category Create a Category

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Arguments Arguments

description HTML description of the term.
name HTML title for the term.

Required: 1

slug An alphanumeric identifier for the term unique to its type.
parent The parent term ID.
meta Meta fields.

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Definition Definition

POST /wp/v2/categories

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Retrieve a Category Retrieve a Category

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Definition & Example Request Definition & Example Request

GET /wp/v2/categories/<id>

Query this endpoint to retrieve a specific category record.

$ curl https://example.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/<id>

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Arguments Arguments

id Unique identifier for the term.
context Scope under which the request is made; determines fields present in response.

Default: view

One of: view, embed, edit

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Update a Category Update a Category

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Arguments Arguments

id Unique identifier for the term.
description HTML description of the term.
name HTML title for the term.
slug An alphanumeric identifier for the term unique to its type.
parent The parent term ID.
meta Meta fields.

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Definition Definition

POST /wp/v2/categories/<id>

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Example Request Example Request

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Delete a Category Delete a Category

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Arguments Arguments

id Unique identifier for the term.
force Required to be true, as terms do not support trashing.

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Definition Definition

DELETE /wp/v2/categories/<id>

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Example Request Example Request

$ curl -X DELETE https://example.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/<id>