‘REST API’ Videos

  • Jack Lenox: An Introduction to the REST API

    Jack Lenox: An Introduction to the REST API

    WordCamp Athens 2016Speaker: Jack Lenox

    January 30, 2017 — For almost a year, WordPress has had a REST API. The gradual merge began with WordPress 4.4, released on 8 December 2015. This development makes it easier than ever before for developers working on mobile devices, gaming consoles and many other platforms to work with WordPress websites.

    It also makes it much easier for web developers to work with WordPress in all-new ways, such as building themes that use new technologies via JavaScript.

    This talk is an introduction to what the REST API is, how it works, and how you can start working with it today in your plugins and themes.

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  • Brian Richards: Immediately Practical Ways to Use the WP REST API

    Brian Richards: Immediately Practical Ways to Use the WP REST API

    WordCamp Ann Arbor 2016Speaker: Brian Richards

    December 15, 2016 — Let’s walk through a few common AJAX patterns and compare how they look and work using the WP REST API instead of custom admin-ajax hooks and functions.

    Specifically, we’ll look at code samples for infinite scolling/load more buttons, look-ahead search, and interacting with a totally custom data set (custom post type and custom post meta).

    Throughout the process we’ll talk about what you get for free from the REST API, what you have to build yourself, and review real, working code so that you can build smarter and faster solutions.

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  • Petya Raykovska: The WP REST API Guide for Non-Developers

    Petya Raykovska: The WP REST API Guide for Non-Developers

    WordCamp US 2016Speaker: Petya Raykovska

    December 12, 2016 — There is a hype surrounding the WordPress REST API these days. People focus on how it will change the future of WordPress, allow developers to expand the range of projects they can build, make WordPress popular outside its own bubble.

    As a project manager working for a company heavily invested in the development of the REST API, I felt a lot of pressure to understand what it is, how it will change things for developers, clients, and – well, me. You see, I’ve been building WordPress sites for the past 4 years, with almost non-existent development skills. Is the REST API going to change that? What will it mean for small agencies? What will it mean for theme shops?

    We rarely talk about are the challenges presented by the REST API, especially for non-developers, mostly because the only people who talk about the REST API are developers.

    This talk provides a short guide to the WordPress REST API from a non-developer perspective what is it, how it will change WordPress development, combined with some thoughts on the impact it will have on projects created with WordPress and the people creating them.

    – cover some of the hype around the REST API
    – look at what REST is
    – look at how the REST API will impact WordPress development. I’ll cover different ways that people are using it
    – tells a funny story about two clueless PMs learning how the REST API changes building sites with WordPress the hard way
    – look at the impact that the REST API will have on WordPress businesses

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  • Abiral Neupane, Kishor Mahato and Ashok Maharjan: Getting Started with WP REST API

    Abiral Neupane, Kishor Mahato and Ashok Maharjan: Getting Started with WP REST API

    WordCamp Kathmandu 2016Speakers: Abiral Neupane, Kishor Mahato, Ashok Maharjan

    December 1, 2016 — Abiral Neupane along with Kishor Mahato and Ashok Maharjan has conducted a workshop that will cover – what/how/why WP REST API.

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  • Salvatore Laisa: Demistifying Calipso and the WordPress REST API

    Salvatore Laisa: Demistifying Calipso and the WordPress REST API

    WordCamp Milano 2016Speaker: Salvatore Laisa

    November 21, 2016 — L’anno scorso abbiamo assistito a una delle svolte più importanti nel mondo di WordPress: il rilascio del progetto Calypso (il nuovo wordpress.com) e l’abbraccio della piattaforma verso le architetture REST. Fantastico, ma cosa significa questo per gli sviluppatori odierni? In questo talk esploreremo questo concetto e vedremo come utilizzare WordPress come backend universale per client diversi.

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  • Roy Sivan: The Case for the REST API, Why Do We Even Need It?

    Roy Sivan: The Case for the REST API, Why Do We Even Need It?

    WordCamp Montreal 2016Speaker: Roy Sivan

    November 17, 2016 — There are many reasons ways the REST API can be utilized, but why should we care? Why are any of these reasons so good we need to have the API in core vs. a plugin? I will take a non-code approach to explaining from the basics, why the REST API is not just a good thing to have for development, but a good thing to have for WordPress to keep it going and keeping it relevant. Then you can be the judge if it is a good and necessary addition.

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  • Siobhan McKeown: The WordPress REST API - A Guide for the Perplexed

    Siobhan McKeown: The WordPress REST API – A Guide for the Perplexed

    WordCamp Milano 2016Speaker: Siobhan McKeown

    November 16, 2016 — Everyone’s taking about the WordPress REST API. Everyone says that it’s going to transform WordPress. But what actually is it? This talk is aimed at non-developers; it will introduce you to the concepts behind REST and APIs, look specifically at the WordPress REST API and the potential impact it could have on WordPress development, and talk about the implications it could have on your business.

  • Jason Bahl: React, Redux, and the REST API

    Jason Bahl: React, Redux, and the REST API

    WordCamp Denver 2016Speaker: Jason Bahl

    November 8, 2016 — This talk will cover using React, Redux, and the REST API to create decoupled JavaScript apps to interact with WordPress.

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  • Conor Woods: Pic ’n’ Mix Wordpress - Using the WordPress Rest API to Super-Charge Non-WP Sites and Apps

    Conor Woods: Pic ’n’ Mix WordPress – Using the WordPress Rest API to Super-Charge Non-WP Sites and Apps

    WordCamp Belfast 2016Speaker: Conor Woods

    November 2, 2016 — This talk will show real-life examples of some of the possibilities that the new WordPress Rest API gives to web developers to supercharge their non-WordPress sites and apps.

    The talk will highlight the following topics:

    Brief introduction into what the Rest API offers and why it is such a big deal.
    An example of using the Rest API for user management (including how to make it work cross domain).
    An example of using Wordpress as a payment server on a non-WordPress site and restricting access to features based on roles.
    An example of using the Rest API in a hybrid app.
    Other awesome possibilities…

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  • Matthew Dorman: Slick Websites with Custom WordPress JSON API Endpoints

    Matthew Dorman: Slick Websites with Custom WordPress JSON API Endpoints

    WordCamp Phoenix 2016Speaker: Matthew Dorman

    October 31, 2016 — Detailed steps to build custom JSON API endpoints using WordPress REST API for your next WordPress site.