November 18, 2023 — Learn how to leverage WordPress’s existing endpoints and create custom ones using PHP without needing plugins. Find out how to use endpoints to power front-end React apps, web apps or even entirely separate websites.
The WordPress REST API was introduced in 2016. It has been part of the WordPress ecosystem for about seven years and is well-documented.
With the introduction of React and Gutenberg blocks, the REST API can take on a new life to help developers create complex apps with relative ease. Where once it was primarily used for basic integrations, developers are now harnessing its full capabilities for ambitious projects. The WordPress REST API can power modern web applications and custom blocks, showing that it remains highly relevant for building on the web today.