John Hawkins

Used a “call center” as an example of using WP REST API to solve custom data problems with WordPress.

  • What problem does it solve?
  • The WP Rest API provides endpoints for data types taht allow devs to interact with sites remotely
  • Get
  • Post
  • Put
  • Delete

How would I solve issues?

  • shortcodes, used to hide code in a little bit of text
  • hook to init on a certain set of pages

Create a route

  • Pretty Permalinks
    • serve up json of all posts
  • Post endpoints
    • Such as latest ten posts
    • Anytime someone hits and end point… do something.
    • Allow WP to watch for data to hit a url
    • If it doesn’t recieve what it expects it will ignore it and move on.
  • Keep it simple to accomplish your goals with the data
  • Create a custom array of whatever you want
  • If you build custom features don’t tie it to a theme. Consider using a “core functions plugins
  • Chrome extension – JSON formatter – makes it human readable.
  • Postman – Testing your API
  • Learn More –
WCSCV WordPress

I Really Enjoyed my WordCamp Santa Clarita Experience

I’ve been attending WordCamps now for five years and these events have greatly benefited me as a professional web developer, WordCamp Santa Clarita had no shortage amazing experiences, conversations or sessions.

  • I spoke about my experience updating Kubrick for Gutenberg
  • Watched as David Nuon MacGyver’d Gutenberg to create a Buzzfeed style What type of Poky are you? Spoiler Alert: I’m Vanilla.
    • In MacGyver fashion his laptop battery died a second before he finished the presentation. I can’t way for to post the video.
  • Amy Hall presented on drip and nurture email campaigns, If I ever start freelancing my services I know this will be a key to success.
  • Matt Kopala provided much needed insight into why servers can run slowly.
  • Glenn Zucman talk on Software Freedom was fantastic.
    • Did you know he has a sub-site dedicated to his hair color?
  • I was able to pick Mikey Veenstra‘s brain about web security and research
  • I created an incomplete and unofficial Twitter list of many of the people involved. If you want to be added or removed just let me know.
  • Caught up with Verious, Marc and Gregg of our Inland Empire WordPress Community where I’ve been absent the last few months.
  • I chatted with several attendees, speakers and speakers throughout the weekend on topics of all sorts and to many to list but I’ll try,

Most importantly I was able to hang out with the other speakers, volunteers, sponsors, and organizers who made this first Santa Clarita WordCamp a success. Joe Simpson Jr. took on this massive undertaking along with the other organizers and volunteers to make this happen and I am honored to have been a part of it.


First run through of my #WCSCV talk

22 slides and 30 minutes run time. I have plenty of room to drill down on any part and easily leave time at the end for discussion with the audience 🙂