Build Your Dreams with the WordPress REST API & JavaScript

Bocoup launched its first production WP API project back in 2014; both the API itself and our understanding of how best to use it have evolved a lot since then! WordPress is a platform — we can build self-contained applications entirely within WP’s ecosystem.

But the Rest API project makes WordPress viable as a component, as well; something that developers can interact with from other platforms. Through the Rest API, WP can be the editorial interface for a Node.js application; it can be used to create a static site generator by merging WP content with Ghost themes; it can be the data store for a D3-driven visualization application, and it can be whatever we think of next.

In this session, K.Adam will share his experiences building systems that couple with WordPress and demonstrate the tools and libraries built to easily query and write to WP from within external JavaScript applications.