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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
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Working with taxonomies in WordPress using REST API

Any user of WordPress knows that WordPress has some public and private taxonomies that you can edit and work with. The public ones are category, tag, and post_format. Note that REST API is not yet ready to support private taxonomies, though it might soon be in the near future; so we will omit the discussion on private taxonomies here.

We will first begin with a basic introduction as to how to work with taxonomies in WordPress, followed by the usual GET and POST requests. Note that at this stage, it is being assumed that you have mastered the code in the previous chapter, as we will be reusing some code aspects from Chapter 2 , Interacting with REST API in WordPress. Furthermore, a basic knowledge of JavaScript and jQuery will be useful, especially because nearly everything related to REST API in WordPress is modeled around JavaScript.


Working directly with taxonomies in WordPress is fairly easy, and there are two direct ways in which...