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Learning WordPress REST API

By : Sufyan bin Uzayr, Mathew Rooney
Book Image

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
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Chapter 8. WordPress REST API in Practice

WordPress is, step by step, becoming an application framework, which implies the need for APIs that will allow new functionality. The REST API plugin is the physical manifestation through which the REST API will be used, its functionality being described in brief would be the retrieval of users, posts, taxonomies and other server-side data that by the means of this plugin will be achieved more easily. WP API will provide a simple and standard interface to the WP Query, the APIs of posts, users and post meta, which also includes an alternative API based on Backbone models that provides developers of WordPress themes and plugins with the possibility to get up and running, and retrieve data without knowing any details about how to connect to the said server.

This chapter will give you a crash course in WordPress REST API itself. Yes, the API itself. There is not much coding here, but if you need thorough background info about REST API in WordPress, this...