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 core, to assess what your thoughts are on the API. 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 JS-only developers coming to WP for the first time, through WordPress plugin and theme developers, all the way through to PHP 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 blog 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 API 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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