Building JavaScript Apps with the WordPress JSON API

Why would you want to build a JavaScript front end for WordPress? Wired is a tech publication that did just that with Node on the front end and WordPress on the admin side for managing content.

In this session, you’ll learn some of the cool things Wired did with Node.js and WordPress. Their editors love the custom admin tools built for writing and WordPress is an easy gateway for adding content. On the front end, Wired wanted to represent what is both fast and tech-forward. With that goal in mind, Wired built a beautiful new Node.js front-end/back-end to deliver the site to its users.

Jake will share some of the lessons that he has learned using the WP JSON API as the middleware between WordPress and Node and how others can build fast, responsive apps that blend WordPress and Javascript.

What You’ll Learn

  • Overview of Node.js
  • How Wired used Node.js and WordPress in their business
  • How to build fast, responsive apps that blend WordPress and Javascript
  • Coupling node.js with the JSON API to build a node-based WordPress website