As I’m wrapping up one of my projects (a React Native WordPress app), I realized that many React Native developers will face the task of integrating WordPress’s REST API with React Native, so I decided to publish my findings. Hopefully, this will help out developers who are making their React Native apps using WordPress as a backend. To be clear, I don’t recommend using WordPress as a backend for your mobile apps, but it comes in handy if you already have a blog or a WooCommerce store running on WordPress.
As you already know, WordPress comes with a REST API out of the box. If you don’t believe me, just check out this link, which returns a paginated JSON response with all posts of my blog. I swear I only installed WordPress and did not do anything else. Try out the exact same URL, but for your blog, and you’ll see your own posts.