May 10, 2019 — At Mediavine we created a custom class to make interfacing with WPDB much simpler and easier to manage, paired with our middleware utilities our plugins behave more like an MVC than a traditional WordPress plugin. Add modern APIs and data storage to your next project
June 16, 2017 — For BeerNC, Cardinal Media used WordPress for content management but served content and user data over a custom Express App. This provided a content management experience the client was comfortable with and the security and control of Express for the app’s internal-facing API.
Using Express and an ORM can be better for some use-cases than the baked-in WP-API features.
Using WP-API methods and hooks can be used to create webhooks to keep an external API in sync with WordPress content, while giving content creators the ease-of-use that WordPress offers.
Shortcodes can be integrated into a front-end framework – we used Ionic2 to build BeerNC, but the methodology should be similar for most front-end frameworks.
January 5, 2015 — Get started with Gulp.js for task management. Learn how to use Gulp to compile CSS, concatenate JS, minify files and more. Get an introduction into Gulp plugins and walk away with a Gulpfile.js and package.json ready to use in your next project.