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WP_REST_Plugins_Controller::get_item() public WP 5.5.0

Retrieves one plugin from the site.

{} It's a method of the class: WP_REST_Plugins_Controller{}

No Hooks.


WP_REST_Response|WP_Error. Response object on success, or WP_Error object on failure.


$WP_REST_Plugins_Controller = new WP_REST_Plugins_Controller();
$WP_REST_Plugins_Controller->get_item( $request );
$request(WP_REST_Request) (required)
Full details about the request.


Since 5.5.0 Introduced.

Code of WP_REST_Plugins_Controller::get_item() WP 5.8

public function get_item( $request ) {
	require_once ABSPATH . 'wp-admin/includes/plugin.php';

	$data = $this->get_plugin_data( $request['plugin'] );

	if ( is_wp_error( $data ) ) {
		return $data;

	return $this->prepare_item_for_response( $data, $request );