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Learning WordPress REST API

By : Sufyan bin Uzayr, Mathew Rooney
Book Image

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

Chapter 2. Interacting with REST API in WordPress

In the previous chapter, we became familiar with the basics of REST API, how RESTful services work, and how to issue and manage basic REST commands in different languages and using different methods.

Now that the introduction is out of the way, it is time for us to actually get started with REST API in WordPress. In the last chapter, we have seen the benefits of using REST API in WordPress and all that it can bring to the table in terms of features.

Starting from this chapter, we will now be seeing how to use REST API when working with WordPress. This chapter will introduce you to basic GET and POST requests and then will teach you how to deal with posts in WordPress via REST API. Furthermore, you will also learn how to handle posts, post metadata or meta fields, and then copy posts from one remote site to another.