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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

Summary


We have now covered REST API in theory and practice at length. Earlier chapters had taught you a good deal about WordPress REST API and coding. You learnt how to build and manage posts, metadata, apps and a lot more.

This chapter gave you a basic crash course in REST API and its history as well as its future. Of course, for a pure developer, this might not be absolute mandatory to know. But if you wish to know all that there is to know about REST API, this chapter provided useful reading.

We shall now cover the remnants of WP REST API in the final chapter.