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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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More about WP REST API

It has now been well over a decade since Matt Mullenweg brought the blogging content management system to the world that we know so well today. Since the beginning, it has grown well to become the most used CMS, which no longer only covers blogging, but has come to serve all kinds of needs including e-commerce and corporate websites.

REST API has grown to serve as one of the latest features being added to WordPress, which provides more room for interaction and communication between applications and WordPress itself. Because the REST API provides us with the ability to add and then retrieve content from any client without having WordPress installed, it will provide us with an amazing possibility to build custom apps. Overall, we would consider that development inside and in pair with WordPress can now be done without much coding.

Within this set of series, we will be going through the methods for making use of this great API that will provide better user experiences for...