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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 API and regular users

The main overviews of the REST API that we have looked at only concerned the contributors and developer's side and how REST will improve their lives. We have stated countless times how important the REST API is for the entire community, yet we haven't gone into much detail about how these end users will specifically profit out of it. The idea of REST API making the WordPress CMS move from being a content management system towards becoming an application platform is heard very often, but it has some good reasoning behind it. While the conversation on the topic of REST API is pretty loud, we shall see how a simple end user is involved and even if they cares about how the REST API is moving forward. It has been suggested that developers learn JavaScript, but what about the regular Joe?

It is worth noting whether, even if there is so much hype about WordPress relying more on JavaScript and it becoming an application rather than a CMS, it might concern the ultimate...