GraphQL server in PHP, implemented through the PoP API

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GraphQL server in PHP, implemented through the PoP API


Installing the GraphQL server

Follow the instructions in the GraphQL by PoP installation page.

Installing the library in a PoP application

Via Composer

composer require graphql-by-pop/graphql-server

To enable pretty API endpoint /api/graphql/, follow the instructions here


The source code is hosted on the PoP monorepo, under GraphQLByPoP/packages/graphql-server.


Initialize the component:


100% compliant of GraphQL syntax

All GraphQL queries are supported (click on the links below to try them out in GraphiQL):

GraphQL by PoP supports query batching. This query contains all queries from above:

Extended GraphQL

An upgraded implementation of the GraphQL server, which enables to resolve queries as a scripting language, is found under this repo.

It supports several features not currently defined by the GraphQL spec, including composable fields and composable directives.

Support for REST

By installing the REST package, the GraphQL server can also satisfy REST endpoints, from a single source of truth. Check out these example links:


The GraphQL API (running on top of a WordPress site) is deployed under this endpoint:

You can play with it through the following clients:

PHP versions


  • PHP 8.1+ for development
  • PHP 7.1+ for production

Supported PHP features

Check the list of Supported PHP features in leoloso/PoP

Preview downgrade to PHP 7.1

Via Rector (dry-run mode):

composer preview-code-downgrade


PSR-1, PSR-4 and PSR-12.

To check the coding standards via PHP CodeSniffer, run:

composer check-style

To automatically fix issues, run:

composer fix-style

Change log

Please see CHANGELOG for more information on what has changed recently.


To execute PHPUnit, run:

composer test

Static Analysis

To execute PHPStan, run:

composer analyse

Report issues

To report a bug or request a new feature please do it on the PoP monorepo issue tracker.


We welcome contributions for this package on the PoP monorepo (where the source code for this package is hosted).

Please see CONTRIBUTING and CODE_OF_CONDUCT for details.


If you discover any security related issues, please email instead of using the issue tracker.



GNU General Public License v2 (or later). Please see License File for more information.