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Joomla REST API extension com_api version 2.2 released


In the past few weeks we have made incremental upgrades to com_api, our REST API extension for Joomla. For those who are not aware, com_api is a quick and easy way to add REST APIs to Joomla. Extensible via plugins, you can easily add support for more Joomla extensions.  This blog details the changes & improvements done from from 2.0 to 2.2.

The key change is support for SEF URLs, which will enable you to create better URLs for your API endpoints, like /api/articles/article/34. Till now, the API endpoints could only be accessed by Joomla non-sef URLs, making the URLs look clunky.

Few other changes include support for the Authorization header, and being able to override the response envelope for the resources. Also a few bug fixes around viewing logs and a performance improvement for sites that had a lot of API consumers.


We have revamped our documentation to make it easy for developers to write their own API plugins. You can find it here :


Version 2.0 and onward introduces a backward compatibility break in the default output structure of the response. AppCarvers customers please check the blog on before you upgrade.

To know about the full changelog, read on.

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The REST api is now Joomla 1.6 compatible

We just made an awsome commit to our REST api on github. This has  introduced support for Joomla 1.6! Yes you can now use the super simple REST api on Joomla 1.6 as well!

Get hold of the REST api on github -

I hope all of you find this release useful. I can already imagine so many mobile app developers thinking of porting their applications to Joomla 1.6! Thanks for your support guys!

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Joomla finally takes a REST!


Joomla can now finally take a REST! Techjoomla has released the long awaited REST API for Joomla. The release is released under the GPL license & is completely free to download & use.

Built on an architecture similar to XMLRPC, this API is easily extendible using plugins. So if you have an extension need a REST API for it, just write a plugin. This is just a pilot release so that people can start giving ideas & start contributing.. We shall be improving the code & the structure over time & also add a lot more methods. The REST API has been made available under the GPL license. If you are interested in contributing, jump in & fork it on GitHub !  It can be downloaded for free from

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