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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
About the Reviewer


In this chapter, you'll learn how to write a functional plugin to create and edit posts using the latest version of the WordPress REST API. This chapter will also cover the process on how to work efficiently with data to update your page dynamically based on results. This tutorial comes to serve as a basis and introduction to processing form data using REST API and AJAX and not as a redo of the WordPress post editor or a frontend editing plugin.

REST API's first task is to make your WordPress powered websites more dynamic, and for this precise reason, I have created a thorough tutorial that will take you step by step through this process. After you understand how the framework works, you will be able to implement it on your sites, thus making them more dynamic.