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I attempt to publish a post to WordPress blog with python demands and rest programming interface by the following code: 

auth = 'Basic ' + str(base64.b64encode(b'admin:123456'), 'utf-8')

headers = {'Authorization': auth}

body = {'title': 'Hello World'}

r ='wp-json/wp/v2/posts', headers=headers, data=body)

and I consistently got 401 error: 

>>> r.text

'{"code":"rest_cannot_create","message":"Sorry, you are not allowed to create posts as this user.","data":{"status":401}}'

I'm almost certain that the account administrator and password are right and have an overseer role, Did I miss anything?

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Check out the following steps:

  1. Try to install and activate the plugins on the wordpress
  2. Follow the assistance text there and make your password string for your userid - expect it is mypassword123
  3. Now, try this on your terminal

"admin:mypassword123" | base64

      4. Then, You will get new password

Check out the below code:

url_srcdest = ""

headers = {'Content-Type': 'application/json', 

         'Authorization': 'Basic pwdabc123',

         'Username': '<your username>', 


data = \


        "title":"Testing via API via Python",

        "content":"tEST CONTENT OF THE THIS TEST PAGE via PYTHON",

        "status": "publish"


response =, data=json.dumps(data), headers=headers)

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