WordPress REST API Workshop
WordPress is the most common CMS in the world and has a very robust and customizable REST API. Join us as we discover how to create solutions decoupled from WordPress while still leveraging this popular CMS. Never looked into the WordPress API before? No worries! We’ll start from the beginning!
The WordPress REST API was fully integrated into WordPress core in version 4.7. There is a lot of buzz around the REST API, but just as many questions:
- What is a REST API?
- Why is it important?
- When would I use it?
- Is it secure?
- How do I use it?
- How can I customize it?
If you are a developer and have even one of the questions above, you will want to join us as we get hands-on and explore the WordPress REST API in this three-hour workshop. It is entirely possible to sit back and enjoy the ride, but our goal is for you to get your hands dirty (figuratively, not literally). In order to get the most out of this workshop, please come prepared by doing the following:
- Download a free copy of PostMan onto your laptop: https://www.getpostman.com/
- Setup a local installation of WordPress on your laptop: https://getflywheel.com/layout/local-wordpress-development-environment-how-to/
- Make sure you have a good code editor installed. I recommend: https://www.jetbrains.com/phpstorm/download/