October 2, 2015 — The WordPress REST API is a simple but powerful way to interact with WordPress. There is also a 2.0 Beta available on Github which is being actively maintained and updated as the project works it’s way into WordPress core. Ryan started this project as a WordPress Google Summer of Code project and it has been growing in leaps and bounds since that project started.
This project will affect everyone who works with WordPress! The WordPress REST API will change the way use WordPress as it’s not only able to expose WordPress content, meta, users and media in JSON. You can easily extend the API to expose content and settings from custom post types you’ve created and plugins that you have developed. Not only can you view the data but you can perform any CRUD activities provided you’re authenticated via the API’s endpoints.
This means that you can use mobile, desktop and web applications that you create in any programming language or framework and update your WordPress data without having to login to WordPress. This will really make it a lot easier to use “WordPress as an application framework”. Ryan’s talk will cover the project goals and will make you excited about the future of WordPress!
July 11, 2015 — The REST API is an upcoming feature in WordPress, allowing access to your site via a RESTful API. The API brings WordPress into the future from the dark ages of the XML-RPC API. Find out what exactly the API is, along with how to use it, and how to extend it.
November 19, 2014 — This talk introduces the current state of the API and shows you how you can start using it today. The talk also discusses the future of the API, and plans for core integration and beyond.