How to Enable WordPress REST API with WP Hardening

If you're using WP Hardening for your WordPress security, you might have noticed that it blocks the use of the WordPress REST API by default. However, if you're also using WP Umbrella, you'll need the REST API enabled. This article will guide you through the process of allowing the use of WordPress REST API with WP Hardening.

Estimated Time of Completion: 5 minutes.

Prerequisites: Active WP Hardening plugin and WP Umbrella account, WordPress Admin access.

Your Step-by-Step Guide 👣

Opening WP Hardening Settings 🔐

  1. First, log into your WordPress Admin Dashboard. You'll typically find this at "," replacing "" with your actual website URL.
  2. From your Dashboard, look at the left-side menu and find "WP Hardening." Click on it.

Enabling WordPress REST API 🔄

  1. With the WP Hardening settings open, look for a tab or section labeled "Security Fixers." Click on it.

  2. You'll see a list of security settings. Find the one titled "Disable WP API JSON." Contrary to what you might think, you want this setting to be red, indicating it's not active. This way, the WordPress REST API is enabled, not disabled. Refer to the screenshot provided in the original documentation if you're unsure.

Saving Changes 💾

  1. Once you've made sure the "Disable WP API JSON" setting is inactive (red), scroll down to the bottom of the page. Here, you should find a "Save" or similar button. Click on it to save your changes.

Conclusion 🎉

Well done! You've just configured WP Hardening to work in harmony with WP Umbrella by enabling the WordPress REST API. Your WordPress site remains secure, and you can now fully utilize WP Umbrella's features.

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