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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

REST API in later versions of WordPress

REST API within later versions of WordPress will provide the possibility of being able to use the second version of the infrastructure of the API that is now a part of the core in WordPress. The activation will lead to a REST API for the content of your site and will expose your data in a JSON format. The response data that you will receive is going to be similar to what you would get in the WordPress loop, with the sole difference being the format, which is JSON, which will allow display in any way, and can even filter the API calls in a similar manner to the loop.

We shall assess the fact that some API calls are going to require authentication and, just like WordPress required authentication to get access to wp-admin or to create a new post, most GET requests will not require authentication and will allow content to be displayed via the API to a third-party external app without requiring a credentials request for the user.

WordPress is the content...