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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
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The JSON REST API will now make it possible to manipulate and use code to ease up trivial tasks like creating content and working with posts, pages and users with minimal effort. The interface that was created by the core team makes it an easy and undaunting task.

JSON, the JavaScript Object Notation, is a preferred format for creating structures that will then be used by our data, and thus applications will be able to make good use of it. JSON-formatted data can be created from one programming language and then processed from another, thus making communication between systems and languages way easier through a common data format, which JSON is. This opens the room for a proper expansion of how we perceive WordPress now and in the closest future.

REST, the Representational State Transfer, is an architectural preference that relies on HTTP and thus has as its primary actions POST, GET, PUT and DELETE. In short, we now make manipulations of data by using HTTP and relying on...