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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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Architectural structure

The architectural properties and constraints set by the REST architectural style is divided into several parts, such as scalability, which is meant to provide proper support for a numerous amount of significant components and interactions between components, the main effect on scalability being considered as follows:

  • Performance is another key component that acts on the interactions which play a significant role in user-perceived performance and network efficiency

  • Components are bound to modifications that meet changing needs, including when the application runs

  • Portable components by a moving program code with the data

  • System level resistance at failure, which assures reliability and in the presence of failures within components or data, prevention plays its role

  • Simple, efficient and transparent interfaces

The separation between concerns will create simpler component implementation and thus will reduce the complexity in the connector semantics, which will then improve...