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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


As we start with our tutorial, it is very important to firstly focus on the previous chapters of this book and make sure you have fully understood your way through the process of creating posts by making POST requests to the posts endpoint. In this chapter, you will be doing something similar, but instead of using the WordPress HTTP API and PHP, you'll use jQuery's AJAX methods. All of the code for that project should go in its plugin file. Another important tip before starting is to have the required JavaScript client installed that uses the WordPress REST API. You will be using the JavaScript client to make it possible to authorize via the current user's cookies.


As a note for this tip would be the fact that you can actually substitute another authorization method such as OAuth if you find it more suitable.