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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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REST API as a platform

The REST API at its 1.2.3 version adds some extensibility to the already flexible and robust CMS that WordPress is considered to be. It provides the benefit of turning WordPress into an entirely innovative application framework that will further adapt to custom data types while still maintaining a natural note and way of maintaining. The REST API is meant to not interfere with new data types and thus will not break them when any protocol is changed. An API such as REST will let us extend the possibilities that we already have regarding usage of WordPress and progress in its development.

REST, which is defined as the Representational State Transfer, uses the HTTP connection to offer some advantages to WordPress, such as the ability to interact with more objects and verbs, reuse interfaces no matter what the native protocol, such as JSON, and then provide integration with various plugins. The stability and scalability of the framework also provides more options regarding...