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WP REST Filter


Since WordPress 4.7 the filter argument for any post endpoint was removed.

This plugin restores the filter parameter for websites that were previously using it.


Use the filter parameter on any Post, or Custom Post Type endpoint such as /wp/v2/posts or /wp/v2/cpt as an array of WP_Query
argument. ACF values are also supported.

Default Post Type

fetch( '[meta_key]=acfkey&filter[meta_value]=acfvalue');

Filter Users

fetch( '[meta_key]=acfkey&filter[meta_value]=acfvalue');

Custom Post Type

fetch( '[meta_key]=currency&filter[meta_value]=AUD'); // here 'cars' is the endpoint for CPT

Advanced Custom Field

fetch( '[meta_key]=price&filter[meta_compare]=<&filter[meta_value]=200000'); // Query for car 'less' than '200000' in 'price'

Advanced Custom Field – By Date (before, equal & after)

fetch( '[meta_key]=expiry_date&filter[meta_value]=2018-12-27T23:59:59&filter[meta_compare]=< // 'Expiry' Before '2018 Boxing Day ends'

Advanced Custom Field – Value in Array (Single Value)

fetch( '[meta_key]=features&filter[meta_compare]=LIKE&filter[meta_value]=electric

Advanced Custom Field – Search

fetch( '[meta_key]=brands&filter[meta_compare]=LIKE&filter[meta_value]=tesla

Multiple Meta Queries

fetch( '[meta_query][0][key]=currency&filter[meta_query][0][value]&filter[meta_query][1][key]=country&filter[meta_query][1][value]=Australia'); // here 'cars' is the endpoint for CPT

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

सामान्य प्रश्न

Why do I need WP REST Filter?

If you’re planning on using your WordPress website as a Backend, and you’re consuming RESTful api, you’ll most probably need to filter results on your GET request. This is precisely what this plugin does.

Can I filter for multiple meta queries?

YES! See Description.

Can I Use this plugin to find posts by tags/categories?

Yes, however this is natively supported by WordPress 4.7+. This plugin is not necessary if youre looking to find posts by tags/categories.

For more info, please see this topic.

Does this work with Custom Post Type?

Yes! This plugin is designed to work with CPT types too!

Does this work with Taxonomy?

Yes! This plugin filters Taxonomy as well. Thanks to pull request by bplaa-yai.

Does this work with Advanced Custom Field?

Yes! This plugin is designed to work with ACF values too!

I’ve received a 403 page upon activation

This is likely due to AJAX is disabled on your wp-admin/plugins.php page. If you are using BulletProof Security Plugin, here’s how to fix it.

Go to htaccess Core -> Custom Code -> wp-admin htaccess File Custom Code , paste the following code to ‘3. CUSTOM CODE WPADMIN PLUGIN/FILE SKIP RULES’ section.


post.php skip/bypass rule

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} (post.php) [NC]
RewriteRule . – [S=2]

plugins.php skip/bypass rule

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} (plugins.php) [NC]
RewriteRule . – [S=2]

Click ‘Save wp-admin Custom Code’, then go to htaccess Core -> Security Modes, click ‘Activate’ under ‘wp-admin Folder BulletProof Mode (WBM)’

Now you should be able to activate plugin without any issue.

There’s a bug, what do I do?

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जून 27, 2018
A great idea and a brilliant execution. Thanks for your work
जून 26, 2018
1.2.2 update is a complete disaster, errors all over my site front and back end, had to disable the plugin via FTP to get any functionality back.
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बदलाव विवरण


  • Security Fix.
  • Safe to Update.


  • Added Features: Search & Filter Array value.


  • Added Filter support for ‘User’ type.


  • Fixed another critical issue relating to custom post type

1.2.2 (breaking)

  • Fixed a critical issue relating to custom post type

1.2.0 (Breaking)

  • Added support for filtering by Taxonomy
  • Restructured Project for further development


  • Added support for filtering by custom filed date


  • Added support for Multiple Meta Queries


  • Minor README fixes.


  • Minor README fixes.


  • Minor README fixes.


  • Initial Release.