Let’s Learn About the WordPress REST API


The official WordPress REST API promises to revolutionize the way the world uses WordPress – in fact, it’s already begun. Ty will provide an overview of REST APIs and why they are important, then demo how to install the WP API and access your content with it. We will look at a basic Javascript to-do list powered by WordPress and how to write custom API hooks to format data for it. We will briefly look over the horizon at what’s next for the API and discuss how you can use it in your own projects. This talk was originally presented at the WPNYC meetup.