Tag: WordPress Rest API
Working with the WordPress HTTP API
This article explains how to use WordPress’s HTTP API, a set of PHP functions from within WordPress’s function library, to make remote HTTP requests to external resources, such as JSON REST APIs.
Post Status Interview with Matt Mullenweg
Over the weekend Brian Krogsgard from Post Status published an audio/video interview he did with Matt Mullenweg (WordPress’s BDFL, for those who don’t recognize the name immediately). They range a little, but the undeniable focus is the two big things that came out of the “State of the Word” session at WordCamp US.
Three This-Changes-Everything Features in WordPress 4.7
Three major changes in WordPress 4.7 jump out as having the power to significantly transform how I do my work every day.
What Looks Amazing in WordPress 4.7 Beta 1
If you’ve been wanting to get your hands on WordPress 4.7, you can now get the Beta 1 version from wordpress.org. The feature list is looking really spicy. Standouts include:
Free E-Book on the REST API from Josh Pollock
In line with this week’s interview with REST API educator galore Josh Pollock, here’s a public service announcement that Josh has published a wonderful and completely free (as in beer) e-book introduction to the REST API over on Torque.
Your Guide Into the WordPress REST API: An Interview with Josh Pollock
WP REST API Content Endpoints Officially Approved for Merge into WordPress 4.7
Fans of the WordPress REST API will know that it’s taking forever to ship. Some reasons are great—thousands of hours from dozens of volunteers to make sure it’s as right as it can be when it goes into WordPress core—and some are not so great: an oddly political merge process dominated by a few voices with outsize influence.
Complete coverage should not be a requirement for core inclusion of WordPress REST API endpoints
Last week was the occasion of a serious Slack dispute over the timeline and process for including the Rest API into WordPress core. This summary and editorial on the subject by Brian Krogsgard is characteristically rigorous, thorough, and thoughtful. Strongly recommended reading if you want to understand the major debate shaping the technical future of WordPress.