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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


In this chapter, you covered a lot vis-à-vis REST API in WordPress. You have learnt how to issue GET and POST requests via HTTP to WordPress sites. Plus, you also learnt how to work with posts and post meta fields and metadata.

You also got an overview of the remote management abilities of REST API by learning how to copy posts from one site to another or how to create new or edit existing posts.

In the next chapter, we will go a step ahead and start with taxonomies and users. We know that taxonomies and users are important entities in WordPress and we will be using REST API to manage and work with both of these in the next chapter.