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 – https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api






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