How to Build a Rest API for 23 Percent of the Web

Building APIs is hard, especially when you’re dealing with an open API. Working on ensuring clients and sites can operate together seamlessly is tricky. Creating an API for a product where you cannot rely on parts being available is borderline insane.

Now try deploying this to 23% of the web.

We’ve learned a lot along the way, from the practicalities of RESTful best practices to working out how to engineer a flexible system. Find out exactly why it’s taken us this long to get a WordPress REST API.

What You’ll Learn

  • REST API project intended for WordPress core
  • The timeline of the REST API project
  • What the team learned on the project
  • How to scale the API across sites, add-ons, and clients
  • How to create consistency with the REST API