The first of those plugins is awesome and provides a LOT more features and functionality than is required to simply disable REST. And the second plugin was shut down due to lack of use. I wrote my disable-REST plugin because I wanted something super lightweight, fast, and effective. If you are looking for more options and features, then check out the first of those two listed alternatives.
How to Disable JSON REST API in WordPress?
Starting from WordPress version 4.4, the JSON REST API is enabled by default. It’s one of the greatest development in WordPress that allows developers to get data using GET requests. However as an owner of the WordPress site, I don’t want to keep REST API enabled. The reason, it’s something similar to XML-RPC that allows an attacker to perform a DDoS attack. Moreover, JSON REST API is resource intensive and can affect the performance of the website. So I would prefer disabling REST API for non-logged in users. In this tutorial, I’ll be explaining how to Disable JSON REST API in WordPress
How to Disable JSON REST API in WordPress [EN]
WordPress 4.4 added the much anticipated JSON REST API. It is great for plugin developers, but many site owners may not find it useful at all. In this article, we will show you how to easily disable the JSON REST API in WordPress.
How to Disable JSON REST API in WordPress
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