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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
About the Authors
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Chapter 4. Working with Forms Using REST API

WordPress, being an ever-improving content management system, is now moving toward becoming a full-fledged application framework, which brings up the necessity for new APIs. The WordPress REST API has been created to create necessary and reliable APIs. The plugin provides an easy-to-use REST API, available via HTTP that grabs your site's data in the JSON format and further retrieves it.

WordPress REST API is now in its second version and has brought a few core differences, compared to the previous one, including route registration via functions, endpoints that take a single parameter, and all built-in endpoints that use a common controller.