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Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#42737 assigned feature request

Add method wp.api.getModelByType for retrieving api models

Reported by: mkaz's profile mkaz Owned by: adamsilverstein's profile adamsilverstein
Milestone: Future Release Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 5.1
Component: REST API Keywords: needs-patch
Focuses: javascript Cc:


For Gutenberg, it will be easier and less error prone to fetch the wp.api.model by retrieving by type instead of creating a route and searching for the model that matches that route.

An open detail to work out is if namespacing is needed, can objects have the same name in different API namespaces in the same instance of wp.api. A potential solution could be an optional second argument.

For example: getModelByType( type, versionString = 'wp/v2' )

Related to #41111

Original Slack Discussion at:

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42737.patch (1.8 KB) - added by mkaz 6 years ago.

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Change History (8)

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-js by mkaz. View the logs.

6 years ago

#2 @adamsilverstein
6 years ago

  • Owner set to adamsilverstein
  • Status changed from new to assigned

#3 @mkaz
6 years ago

The reference implementation is available at PR #3683 on Gutenberg

#4 @adamsilverstein
6 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 5.0

#5 @mkaz
6 years ago

Patch attached.

The mapping associative arrays were created outside of the getModelByType and getCollectionByType functions so that they can be extended or overwritten if necessary.

6 years ago

#6 @mkaz
6 years ago

This is no longer needed to support Gutenberg, the calls were changed to no longer map into Backbone models but to go straight to the API for data.

Change made in

I still think this change is better way to map models instead of the routes which can lead to error, but probably doesn't make sense to include if there isn't going to be any code to use the new functions.

#7 @danielbachhuber
6 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 5.0 to Future Release

Bumping out of 5.0 because it's not necessary for Gutenberg.

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