We have seen many times that to launch a WordPress plugin we need a connection key called API Key or API Code and it is also used in WooCommerce (WooCommerce API key) but we never talked about its benefits. What it does and what it does, and what it is and what its structure is. But knowing this is one of the things we as a website owner need to know about this API that we need to use in some things. In the first step, we will examine what the API is and where it came from, and then we will go to the WordPress API, that is, we will examine its performance in WordPress.
What is an API?
In fact, API stands for Application programming interface, which means application programming interface or software programming interface. Of course, this interface is the same level. That is, it is available at the programming level. In web or computer programming, the API is configured to define subroutines, protocols, and tools for building software and applications. An API can simplify the development of an application to provide its structure as much as possible. The API can be used for web-based systems, operating systems, databases, computer hardware, and computer software.
What does the API have to do with WordPress?
WordPress API has exactly the same meaning as API in WordPress. That is, it is a WordPress software programming interface that can be divided into several sections with separate topics. Covers each part of the functions and divides it into a set of capabilities. It also works for every part of WordPress. It also has a private share in the security issue because it does not cause security problems for the website and plugin. For example, suppose we install a plugin and this plugin asks us to connect to a reference website in order for it to work. This connection is made possible by finding the WordPress API on the reference website and placing it on the WordPress site in the right place.
How to create an API?
First of all, turn on your filter breaker and log in to the Google API console site. Select the create a project option and select a name of your choice in the Project name field and then click create. Once created, you will be taken to a page with an option called Enable API. Click on this option to enter the Library page. You need to specify what kind of APIs you want to activate.
The second step is to build the WooCommerce API key
Why not use the plugin?
There are definitely plugins that can build an API for you. The advantages of these plugins include a very easy user interface, receiving the API code in the shortest possible time and no restrictions on receiving the API code. In any case, the choice of this method is entirely up to you. In some cases, this method can be costly for you and can also be free. But in general, using the plugin will greatly facilitate your work. Now, how close I can get you to your destination is not one hundred percent. You have to prove this by trial and error.
How to extract this API key?
There are several ways to extract this key. You can get help from various tools like SecretX. Then use that access to the API to increase your access level and test your penetration if possible. This tool is written in Python version 3 and can be easily used in a variety of operating systems, which is also very simple to work with. You can download this software from the GateHub site. To learn how to use, many tutorials can be written in Google, which we will not mention here due to the specialized nature of the discussion.
The last word
In general, the API key can help your site a lot. Because by using such tools and facilities, Google will have a better understanding of our site and this issue will be in our interest in the future. Making and receiving this code is not a difficult thing at all and you can easily get this key using the above tutorial. If you have trouble getting the code using the tutorial, be sure to get help from plugins. Because plugins have much simpler steps than the site and will accompany you until you receive the full code.