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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


The whole process of content rendering from frontend content to JavaScript or other programming languages that are relatable to frontend is provided by the WordPress REST API, which provides us with the ability to transfer the said process of frontend. JavaScript will then provide us with the opportunity to increase the interactivity and its performance, thus the arisen necessity of making use of it.

This chapter will mainly focus on the process of creating the front-end system for an application or website, all this without disrupting the use of WordPress for managing the content, accomplished by making use of the WordPress REST API. The following chapters will then cover the creation of single page websites, which are powered by the very same WordPress REST API architecture in such a way that its entire frontend capabilities are divided from WordPress.