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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
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Chapter 3. Working with Taxonomies and Users with REST API

In the previous chapter, you learned how to work with posts and post metadata in WordPress using REST API. With the help of HTTP queries and requests, you can now easily get posts, edit as well as delete posts, and also alter or modify the post metadata as per our needs and requirements.

Such knowledge is enough if you wish to manage basic operations with posts using REST API. But for bigger and proper development, such as themes, plugins, or applications powered via REST API in WordPress, you need to dig deeper and learn more about other WordPress concepts and how to work with them using REST API.

In this chapter, we will continue on our journey and now turn toward taxonomies and users. You will learn how to manage and handle taxonomies and users in WordPress with the help of REST API.