How The REST API Unites The Internet: An Interview With Jack Lenox
People from all over are gathered together in London today to attend A Day of REST, a conference dedicated to all things REST API. Speakers included contributors, people putting it into practice, and Automatticians. Jack Lenox, a Design Engineer at WordPress.com, was one of the speakers at the conference. He talked about “how you can use the REST API in your WordPress development flow right now.” In this interview, Lenox talks about how the REST API unites the Internet and what this means for the future of WordPess. Though the REST API is still in early stages, it is beginning to change WordPress. “At […]
WP REST API Gets New OAuth Server
Yesterday, WP API project lead Ryan McCue announced three special updates for WP REST API users, which includes new tools and a massive OAuth update. Discovery Library For PHP Something that is so exciting about the REST API is discoverable, which means that you can rename the API base or give API access to someone else. These features will make things smoother, but they aren’t necessarily easy to set up. At least, that was before the PHP Discovery Library was included. “To simplify this, we now have a discovery library for PHP 5.3+. To use it, add wp-api/discovery to your Composer requirements manually or run […]
Themes Now Allowed To Use The WP REST API Plugin, But Is This A Good Thing?
Just a few weeks ago, the WordPress Theme Review Team agreed to allow new themes to require the use of the WordPress REST API plugin. The WordPress REST API plugin has been rumored to be making its way into core for quite some time now. Matt Mullenweg chimed into the REST API slack channel early in July to bring up some existing pre-merge issues: “…pre-merge blockers (contributor confidence, TRT blocking rest-api, adoption, publicity/knowledge, core dev attention, vip review, et al)..” Mullenweg highlighted adoption as a key barrier to the integration of the WP REST API into core. If more people […]
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