Creating background processes in WordPress

If a PHP script runs, the page loads typically as long as the script needs to finish (or throws an error). That is fine for many cases, but if the script needs to process complex and/or many tasks, that take a few minutes or even hours, it would be nice to put that tasks in the background. This post shows you how to create background processes in WordPress with a library. Continue reading Creating background processes in WordPress

Using the official PHP library for the WooCommerce REST API with basic auth

If a WordPress installation is protected via .htaccess basic auth, the requests against the WooCommerce REST API with the PHP library do not work. I did not find the GitHub issue where someone said that CURL could be used to set the login credentials, but with that information, I found a question and the answers on Stack Overflow, that helped me:

$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt( $ch, CURLOPT_USERPWD, 'user:password' );

I inserted these two lines at the beginning of my script and replaced user and password with the actual login data. With that, the requests against the protected installation worked.