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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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Chapter 7. Mastering REST API for Your Projects

We have now covered all the coding bits and the details of REST API for WordPress. At this stage, you are equipped to create simple apps using WordPress REST API, as well as to work with GET and POST requests, perform AJAX queries, and do a lot more.

In this chapter and the next one, our focus will be on brushing up the technical details for REST API. For the most part, some of the info here might not be truly useful for a professional looking just to build apps, but it can serve usefully if you want to learn more about REST API in depth.

We will try to follow the rise and growth as well as the usefulness of REST API here.

Ever since the release of REST API, it being at its 1.2 version of development as we write, there has been much excitement from developers regarding it. The JSON API plugin is among the key things to be incorporated in the core, but since it is proving to be bigger than expected, full integration is awaited. The challenges the...