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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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A universal API

Another aim is to create a universal API, given all the advancement of the REST API plugin. When developers were asked about this, they stated that one of the biggest concerns out there is the difficulty of creating a perfect balance, as adding default endpoints in the core has a lot of complexity in terms of ensuring the correct data is in the proper place. Another thing to set is that the balance varies, competing concerns might sometimes arise, and in that case it represents a major challenge, which is why its development might take more time than expected.

Another interesting point is that creating such an API will allow the further creation of frontend websites by someone who doesn't know how to develop for WordPress, which will expand its horizons in terms of how development for the Content Management System (CMS) will evolve.

Another interesting case is the prediction of how WordPress-powered mobile applications will evolve. In such cases, the primary goal is to make...