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Learning WordPress REST API

By : Sufyan bin Uzayr, Mathew Rooney
Book Image

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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Assessing the availability of the OAuth API

Our first check is to see whether the API is enabled on the server or not, and for this we will be making use of a simple GET request that will be sent to the /wp-json/ endpoint, which will then analyze the status of the response that has been received. A next step is to launch an HTTP client and send another request to the /wp-json/ endpoint, which would be something like this:

GET http://example-site/wp-json/ 

and will return a JSON response.

We have our focus upon on the oauth1 value that further sends us the authentication property value, and has within its properties the following: request, access, version and authorize.

Server responses will usually contain an empty authorization property if the OAuth API is not enabled for the site, and the oauth1 defined object within the authentication property will show that the OAuth API has successfully passed.

Application management

When we are done installing the OAuth plugin, we have to register...