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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
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WP REST API: creating and editing posts

In the previous parts of our tutorial we have gone through the foundations of WP REST API, different authentication methods and of course the process for us to retrieve content from a server, including the retrieval of different resources like posts and categories, which in turn could be narrowed down to even more specific details. We got familiar with the GET and OPTIONS request that will provide even more insight into how the API works, which should provide you with enough knowledge to be prepared for the more detailed steps that we will be going through in this part.

Our next step is to learn how to work with resources and especially how to create, delete and update them, and then analyze the yielded responses that would be provided by the server.

CRUD methods in routes

CRUD methods are the actions of creating, reading, updating and deleting. As reading has already been covered, we will be moving forward to the remaining three. One thing to realize...