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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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XML-RPC usage in WordPress

WordPress, in itself, is a flexible platform for blogging that is highly customizable and very efficient for pairing with other systems and APIs. The XML-RPC system within WordPress will be the topic of our discussion in this section. XML-RPC within WordPress will help this by performing operations on the installation of WordPress, even remotely, which makes the use of XML-RPC within WordPress natural for pairing with some software that does batch tasking such as creating several posts from a single file.

If we were to take a look at the official WordPress Codex, then we would find that WordPress, being based on an XML-RPC interface, has its implementation for its specific functionality that is called in the WP API. This is suggested for use when possible, as your client should use the API variants that start with the wp prefix. It also supports other different APIs. Given the WordPress XML-RPC support, you can post your WordPress blog to several popular weblog...