Drafts Reference


Script integration with WordPress sites via the WordPress XML-RPC API. Currently this object has one runMethod function which can be used to call any method available in the XML-RPC interface.

The WordPress API offers access to a wide variety of functions, including posting, but also retrieving information about categories, tags - or reading posts contents.

Drafts WordPress object simplifies working with the XML-RPC interface by accepting input parameters as Javascript objects and converting them to the require XML to make requests of the WordPress site. Similarly, it converts to XML returned by WordPress to Javascript objects. Otherwise it is an exact passthrough, so the WordPress API reference should be used to determine method names (e.g. wp.newPost, wp.getTaxonomies) available, the appropriate parameters to send.

The WordPress XML-RPC API authenticates via username and password, so it is highly recommended you interact only over HTTPS secure connections, and use Credential objects to store host/username/password values, rather than hard-coding them in actions.

Convenience Functions

Several convenience wrapper functions are provided to ease common tasks interacting with WordPress. In all cases, refer to the WordPress API reference on the values expected and return values. In the case of these methods, a full response object is not returned. If the result is undefined the call failed. If it succeeded, the result will contain the value returned by WordPress parsed from their original XML to Javascript values.


Class Functions


// setup values to use in post
let title = draft.processTemplate("[[title]]");
let body = draft.processTemplate("[[body]]");

// create credentials for site
let cred = Credential.createWithHostUsernamePassword("WordPress", "WordPress credentials. Include full URL (with http://) of the home page of your WordPress site in the host field.");

// create WordPress object and make request
let wp = WordPress.create(cred.getValue("host"), 1, "", "");
let method = "wp.newPost"
let params = [
	1, // blog_id, in most cases just use 1
		"post_title": title,
		"post_content": body,
		"post_status": "draft",
		"terms_names" : { // assign categories and tags
			"category" : ["Cat1", "BAD"],
			"post_tag" : ["Test1", "NOT-TAG"]

let response = wp.runMethod(method, params);
if (response.success) {
	let params = response.params;
	console.log("Create WordPress post id: " + params[0]);
else {
	console.log("HTTP Status: " + response.statusCode);
	console.log("Fault: " + response.error);