Ever been sailing along with WordPress REST API calls in Postman, then suddenly hit a wall of “Unauthorized” errors? Don’t panic! This is a common issue with a super easy fix.

The Problem: Old cookies in Postman can mess with your login. Imagine you logged in to WordPress earlier, creating a “cookie monster” in your browser. Now, Postman might try to use those cookies for your API requests, even if they don’t match the user you need.

The Fix: Clear the cookies! Here’s how:

  1. Open Postman.
  2. Click the Settings icon (gear symbol).
  3. Find “Manage Cookies”.
  4. Delete any cookies for your WordPress site.
  5. (Optional) Restart Postman for good measure.

Back in Action!

With those cookies gone, your API calls should work like a charm again.

Bonus Tip: If you use different accounts, consider creating separate Postman profiles to keep cookies organized.

This simple fix can save you a ton of troubleshooting time. Now go forth and conquer the WordPress REST API!