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Over the weekend, REST API project co-lead Ryan McCue, announced a proposal to merge the REST API with WordPress 4.7. This proposal wants to add the Content API, a selection of endpoints, to the REST API infrastructure that was included in 4.4. Endpoints Back in February, the team planned to merge the endpoints in 4.5, but a few core contributors including Matt Mullenweg raised concerns about the readiness of the REST API. However, core changes have been made to those endpoints and the team believes the project is now ready to be merged. McCue’s announcement listed the proposed endpoints that include […]
The WordPress REST API gives you the ability to combine content from multiple sites. This is extremely helpful as using more than one CMS to serve content to one site can solve a lot of problems. For example, you could solve scaling problems by dedicating one WordPress install to each post type. Or, if your organization has many sites, you can use the REST API to share content between totally separate sites. Recently I faced the challenge of building a site to bring together all of the different brands in my company. We intended to keep each brand on their […]
With the WordPress REST API still staggering towards the finishing line, now is a great time to dust off the crystal ball and consider how developers might actually go about making money through its commercial use in the future. The next few years promises to bring a flood of new talent into the WordPress ecosystem, cementing the platform’s place as the dominant publishing platform online. We’re still in the early days of this next stage, but it’s already obvious that a much wider world of opportunity is potentially opening up to skilled developers. In this piece, we’ll whet your appetite […]
Despite the high profile success of companies such as 10up, some agencies are still reluctant to fully commit to WordPress as a solution for clients. The platform’s roots as a blogging engine (and small business CMS) still leave many doubting whether it’s the right technology to build an entire project or team around. While historical doubts about WordPress in an agency environment were not without justification, the software is more than ready to rise to the challenge these days — and an increasingly impressive number of top-flight agencies have moved large parts of their development efforts over to it. In this piece, we’ll […]
The news that the REST API wasn’t going to be included in 4.6 was a disappointment to a lot of people. However this by no means was a death sentence to the API. In fact, several companies have been utilizing the API behind the scenes for a long time now to great success. Some of the most notable examples of this are The New York Times, Wired, and of course WordPress.com’s Calypso. But there are even more companies putting the API into action. The REST API has clearly been put into action successfully, so perhaps it is ready to be merged with […]
The WordPress REST API’s journey into core has been a long one and we’re not quite there yet. In many respects, however, the leisurely pace of its introduction has been a blessing. It’s given the community at large plenty of time to absorb the implications of what is a genuinely transformative shift in the platform’s nature. As we teeter on the edge of a REST API-powered future, now is an excellent time to take stock of its development to date, recap why it’s at the heart of the next stage of WordPress’s evolution, and take a punt on what we can […]
This morning, the REST API 2.0 beta 13 was announced. It can be downloaded now from the plugin repository, or GitHub. Some of the biggest changes include that the Content-Disposition header parsing is fixed, and you can use compact links for embedded responses. The full list of changes can be found here. At the bottom of the post, the REST API team wrote a letter addressing the future of the REST API, which has been uncertain since the announcement that the REST API will not be merged with 4.5. The letter begins by saying 2.0 will be released in the […]