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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
About the Reviewer

About the Authors

Sufyan bin Uzayr is a writer and web developer with experience and an interest in a lot of things related to web design and development. He has worked with numerous Content Management Systems and frameworks, and writes about web design, web development, content production, branding, and typography for several blogs and magazines of repute. He also has a background in Linux administration, database management, cloud computing, and web hosting.

Sufyan is an open source enthusiast. He can code in PHP, RoR, and Perl, and is also proficient in JavaScript, jQuery, and HTML5/CSS3, as well as several other web development trends.

Sufyan primarily uses WordPress and Drupal for both personal and client projects, and often turns towards MODX for the deployment of cloud sites. He has been working with Drupal, WordPress, and other CMSs for almost a decade by now.

Sufyan is a prolific author, and has written several books on a diverse range of topics, including concrete5 for developers (published by Packt Publishing in 2014). He is associated with various publications in the field of web design and development, both in writing and editorial capacity. He has also served as the News Editor and Technical Supervisor, as well as Editor-in-Chief, for multiple web development magazines, both online and in print.

Apart from technology and coding, Sufyan also takes a keen interest in topics such as History, Current Affairs, Foreign Policy and Politics, and regularly appears on television and radio shows around the world. He is also a featured columnist for multiple journals and news publications focusing on foreign policy and international relations. Sufyan's writings on contemporary issues are simultaneously translated into different languages, and his works are cited in academic and critical journals on a regular basis.

Sufyan manages, which features an assortment of useful tools and resources for web developers. Updated regularly, Code Carbon offers JavaScript frameworks and libraries, as well as resources related to HTML/CSS, PHP, Python, Ruby, and of course, WordPress.

You can learn more about Sufyan's writings and other non-technical works at the following website:

Mathew Rooney is a coder with multiple years of experience in the web development industry. He works with PHP, JavaScript, and offers custom-coded WordPress themes and plugins. Mathew is a firm believer in open source software and has been using WordPress for nearly 5 years.