REST API: Who’s Using This Thing?

Hi everyone!

This is a break from your regularly scheduled release posts. We’re looking to gather some feedback on the lead up to merging into coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., to assess what your thoughts are on the APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways.. Whether you’ve used the API or not, we’d love to hear your thoughts.

Here’s a bunch of questions to start you off:

  • What are you doing with the API?
  • What would you like to do with it? (How can we make it better for you? What can’t you do right now that you need?)
  • What improvements would you like to see? (What sucks?)
  • Is the API important to you?
  • Anything else you’d like to tell us?

We really want to make sure this API fits your needs. Without your support, the API really means nothing, so we want to make sure we get this basically perfect first. We’d love to hear feedback from everyone using this, from JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors.-only developers coming to WP for the first time, through WordPress pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party and theme developers, all the way through to PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher developers not involved with WordPress.

If your comment is too long to fit here, or you’d like to wax lyrical about the API, feel free to comment on your own blogblog (versus network, site) and cross-post a link across to here.

If you can’t comment publicly due to disclosure, you can leave a message for me personally at me at Please specify if you will allow me to share your private feedback with the WP REST APIREST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) project and core team, or if you’d prefer to keep it completely private between the two of us.

Help us make this the best feature to ever land in WordPress. 🙂

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