Using the WordPress REST API
Using the WordPress REST API
Everything you need to know to begin using the WordPress REST API
About the Book
Developers shouldn't have to search all over the web to find basic information. Yes, the edge case solutions are best found on answer sites, but the meat and potatoes information should be easy to find and easy to access. That is what this book is, it is all the information you need to get setup and use the WordPress REST API in one convenient location.
It shows you how to get started, how to bring concepts together and even includes a sample app that you can clone and play with as your own private sandbox.
Learn to use the WordPress REST API and make WordPress work harder than ever before.
“While many WordPress developers have heard of the REST API, few know about it deeply or are apprehensive to start. Carl holds your hand and explains not only the how but the why... when you’re done with this book, you’ll want to find your own reasons to use the REST API in your projects.”
I don't think there's ever been a time in which so much was possible with PHP and WordPress. And what Cal provides in this book is a fantastic exploration of the WordPress REST API.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the WordPress REST API
- A Brief Definition of an API
- What Can You Do With an API?
- Why Have a REST API in WordPress?
- What Can You Do With the WordPress REST API?
- What You Need to Get Started
Reading Public Endpoints - Posts and Pages
- Understanding wp-json Metadata
- Listing Posts
- Requesting a Single Post
- Parameters for Posts and Pages
- Other posts endpoints
- Page Endpoints
Reading Public Endpoints - Everything Else
- List Categories
- List Tags
- Global parameters
- Using the oEmbed Endpoint
Authentication, WordPress, and You
- Authentication Versus Authorization
- HTTP Basic Authentication
- JWT - JSON Web Tokens
- Using the Token
- Token Management
Modifying Data Using the REST API
- Creating Our Sample Application
- Manipulating WordPress
- User Management
Controlling WordPress from Another Application
- Setting up the WordPress Frontend for the application
- Setting Up the CLI Application
- Dissecting the Application
- Fat Models
A Quasi-Real World Application
- The Application
- The Structure
- Handle Tags and Categories
- Upload the Image
- Create the Post
- Getting the JWT Token
- Making WordPress Work Harder
- Additional Reading
- Thank you
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