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WP REST API – User Meta


Now you have no need to make additional requests to get author info (name, display_name, first_name, last_name, user_email, user_registered date) from their id that is available in the default json response.

Now all these author data is available in ‘author_meta’ field from your json response.

For example in ‘wp-json/wp/v2/posts’ you can find default fields ‘author’ that contains only its id. With this plugin you can also find new ‘author_meta’ field that include details about author.


author: 1



author_meta: {
user_registered:”2016-03-01 21:25:23″



This plugin is created by Ruhul Amin


  1. If your wordpress version below 4.7 then double check you have the WordPress REST (v2) API installed and active
  2. Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress


June 29, 2020
I used it for on of my projects and happy with it. Helped me what I needed.
March 23, 2018
Hey, When I try to activate the plugin I got this error “Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘[‘ in D:\hshome\rayanabd\\wp\wp-content\plugins\wp-rest-api-user-meta\wp_rest_api_usermeta.php on line 37” WP Version 4.9.4
December 18, 2017
I just installed the plugin, but it always return a null value even if there is an author.
April 14, 2017
Just installed, activated this plugin and use it without any other configuration
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Contributors & Developers

“WP REST API – User Meta” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Initial release!