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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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WordPress Calypso and the REST API

While the mentioned lack of clarity regarding how REST API evolves as project for the time being, there's also been an important event for WordPress last year, which was the release of Calypso—the so-called new, which is a single interface that will let you manage all your or JetPack websites. That interface will definitely bring improvements to everyone who has their websites hosted on the previously-limited platform. Calypso works as an entirely new application that will create interactions with your site by using REST API, and will be available to everyone with a website hosted at the .com version of the CMS or anyone who has the Jetpack plugin installed.

Calypso will pretty much let you do anything in regard to your content and some minor site edits and changes, with the exception of customizing your theme, but the limitation is not that great given the innovation in remove control and speed that has been brought...