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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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Things to consider when using REST API

Whenever in the close future REST API lands in the core of WordPress, lots of innovative movements will be made in this regard, including the solution of a bunch of issues that have been around for quite a while and, given the technical limitations, we couldn't see anything but temporary fixes or methods of bypassing them that were not very reliable. While the WordPress REST API will bring many great things to WordPress as a CMS and as a platform as a whole, it is to be understood that it is no magic pill that will put WordPress on steroids and totally revamp the way we feel, build and present the Web overnight. While I believe the transition over to REST will be achieved fairly easy and quickly, it is no secret that it will still have issues and irregularities, moreover there will be times when you probably wouldn't want to make use of REST API, even if you technically could. It's a known psychological fact that once something is uncovered and revealed...