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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
Credits
About the Authors
Acknowledgments
About the Reviewer
www.PacktPub.com
Preface

REST API revenue sources


As REST API is evolving, and is so near the finish line in terms of core integration, new possibilities for creating and receiving monetary incentives are popping up. Overall, WordPress and different plugins and platforms are open source and thus have a big pool of contributors and users who constantly improve and then use them. Most such products are the results of common efforts where thousands of developers and enthusiasts put in their time and then get to make use of a finished tool. This is probably one of the best things about how open-source platforms work, yet even open-source tools cannot always be at the ease of use for all users, and this is how premium products appear. Most of the time these would be the initial product which has had its functionality enhanced, even more improved, and with a very user-friendly interface that almost any non-technical user could apply towards their needs. As this is clear, we will understand that REST API will also be used...