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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 users in WordPress using REST API

Now that we have learned how to work with taxonomies in WordPress using the REST API, it is time to turn our attention toward another useful concept-user management.

Since WordPress is a dynamic content management system that focuses also on blog management, the role of user accounts is pretty well-defined. You can have website administrators, editors, authors, contributors, and subscribers, each with their own set of privileges and access roles. Thus, while administrators can edit or tweak any aspect of your site, be it changing of themes or installation of plugins, authors can only work on their own posts, whereas subscribers can only read content or manage their profile.

So, what will we be covering in this section? Basically, we will learn how to create, edit, and work with user profiles using REST API. Starting now, there will not be much need for a detailed explanation, as the code is consistent in regard to how we treat data in WordPress...