My fall 2015 WordCamp talk is on extending the WordPress REST API. I love doing tweaky server-side PHP development, so I fell in love with the REST API, and even more with the extending it. I’m excited to be giving this talk a few times and hope to have video of it up soon.

You can see my slides, video from the talkm and a helpful list of links below.

By the way, did I mention I wrote a book on the REST API? Well I did, and it’s both awesome and free — thanks to the good people at Torque and WPEngine. You can down download it here.

In my talk I give an introduction to extending the REST API by modifying the default responses and creating your own endpoints. If you’re like me, and learn by reading code, I recommend checking out these two plugins I wrote:

  • SEO REST API Fields This plugin exposes SEO fields for WordPress SEO by Yoast in post endpoints, and allows for updating them along with the post data.
  • SearchWP API This plugin adds a custom endpoint for doing advanced queries, powered by SearchWP — an amazing WordPress search plugin — using the REST API.

I wrote a post a few weeks ago on the topic of extending the REST API, with more links to docs, and articles I wrote for Torque. Be sure to check that out.


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