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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

Developers of WP REST API

With the development of the REST API, and its incorporation within the core of WordPress, it is pretty obvious that an end result like the said plugin requires a lot of work and effort, with somebody being responsible for it.

Ryan McCue, the person behind the WordPress core, started contributing to the community more than five years ago, and he is now the person responsible for creating the JSON REST API, which is a platform that is very easy to work with and that can easily interact with any programming language and thus benefit any program with an API access, including support for a native iOS and Android system. Even if the development goes on, improved website experiences are already resulting from this API as it leaves behind several restrictions that current APIs impose. Matt Mullenweg, the main guy behind WordPress, also considers that as WordPress continues to evolve, a bigger focus from the application standpoint will be created once the API is implemented...