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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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The WordPress REST API

The WordPress REST API is a huge breakthrough in the evolutionary process of WordPress as a CMS from one side, and as a fully-fledged application framework from another side. We will try to cover most of the features and practical uses of this API so that there aren't any unclear points left behind. At this very stage, the REST API has undergone a thorough evolution phase from being just an idea supported by one person to a global API that is considered to make it within the core in the nearest future, it being backed up not only a solid team of developers constantly working on improving it but also by its separate mini-community within the larger WordPress one.