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Learning WordPress REST API

By : Sufyan bin Uzayr, Mathew Rooney
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Learning WordPress REST API

By: Sufyan bin Uzayr, Mathew Rooney

Overview of this book

The WordPress REST API is a recent innovation that has the potential to unlock several new opportunities for WordPress developers. It can help you integrate with technologies outside of WordPress, as well as offer great flexibility when developing themes and plugins for WordPress. As such, the REST API can make developers’ lives easier. The book begins by covering the basics of the REST API and how it can be used along with WordPress. Learn how the REST API interacts with WordPress, allowing you to copy posts and modify post metadata. Move on to get an understanding of taxonomies and user roles are in WordPress and how to use them with the WordPress REST API. Next, find out how to edit and process forms with AJAX and how to create custom routes and functions. You will create a fully-functional single page web app using a WordPress site and the REST API. Lastly, you will see how to deal with the REST API in future versions and will use it to interact it with third-party services. By the end of the book, you will be able to work with the WordPress REST API to build web applications.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Learning WordPress REST API
About the Authors
About the Reviewer


It is obvious that REST API is a path breaking and revolutionary innovation that has the ability to transform how we code with WordPress. With better interaction and collaboration across multiple platforms and services, REST API can help us build better and more useful applications in WordPress and do more with our development workflow.

Over the course of the next chapters of this book, you will learn how to use REST API to interact with WordPress and create, read, edit, and delete data. Plus, you will also learn how to deal with taxonomies and users, as well as custom routes and create web apps using WordPress REST API. We will discuss the basics of working with and extending the default routes used by WordPress REST API, as well as creating our own endpoints.

I hope this book will prove useful in helping you learn more about and master WordPress REST API as well as tapping its potential to the fullest in order to benefit from the many new features that REST API brings to the table.