All about the WordPress REST API and its current state — Draft podcast

Post Status Draft is a podcast about WordPress news and events hosted by Brian Krogsgard and Joe Hoyle. This week we discuss the WordPress REST API and the recent proposal for it to be merged into WordPress Core.

Welcome to the Post Status Draft podcast, which you can find on iTunes and via RSS for your favorite podcatcher. Brian and his co-host, Joe Hoyle, a co-founder and the CTO of Human Made, discuss some of today’s hottest, current WordPress news.

This week, Joe and Brian go into depth discussing all aspects of the WordPress REST API, and the state of the API today.

With the recent merge proposal, there is a good chance it will be included in WordPress core via a two stage process in the WordPress 4.4 and 4.5 releases. The first release would be the core infrastructure and the second release would include the endpoints. This is our longest podcast, but we go in depth on one of WordPress’s most anticipated features in years.

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Topics:

  • Brief overview: what is the REST API?
  • Why is the REST API important, and why are people excited about it?
  • REST API proposal
  • Reviews from the core team
  • New REST API core component
  • Trac Ticket
  • Comparison’s to Drupal’s REST API
  • Customizer roadmap in regards to the API
  • Authentication and future REST API projects

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