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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


We have now come to the end of this chapter. Here, you learned how to prepare WordPress to power a simple web app using REST API, as well as how to optimize your app using page caching, and finally, how to modify end points just in case you wish to create something custom.

As we have assessed several times during this chapter, not every specific technique applies to each and every website. However, this does not imply that these methods cannot serve you as general technical guidelines if not practical, technical advice. This chapter also covered the use of the REST API to power another site or application or going through the process of integrating with one or more sites or platforms.

In the next chapter, we will dig deeper and learn further details about the functioning of REST API and its future as well as present usage. However, for now, you are good to go and you can work with REST API in WordPress with your current knowledge. The remaining two chapters will give you added information...