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Who's Using the WordPress REST API?

Ryan McCue and the WP REST API team are seeking feedback on the project ahead of the API merging into core. McCue invited comments on the post to find out how and where it’s currently being used, in hopes of identifying any roadblocks developers may be facing. “We’d love to (more…)

New WP Live Search Plugin Utilizes the WP REST API

Yesterday Nick Haskins, creator of Aesop Story Engine, released a new search plugin for WordPress. WP Live Search utilizes the new WP REST API, in combination with Backbone.js and Underscore.js, to deliver live search results as the user types in a search query. The result is instantaneous searching that doesn’t (more…)

WP REST API Version 2.0 Beta 1 Released

Contributors on the WP REST API project have released version 2.0 beta 1, named after Simpsons character Ralph Wiggum. This release is not backwards compatible with version 1, but project lead Ryan McCue assured developers that it is a direct continuation and that the fundamentals of the API haven’t changed. (more…)

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The WP REST API development team has released a critical security update. Rachel Baker, one of the lead developers of the WP REST API plugin says, “The release fixes a serious information disclosure vulnerability, which allowed for unpublished content and post revisions to be retrieved via the REST API.” The security vulnerability affects versions (more…)

Jack Lenox on Building Themes with the WP REST API

WordCamp London 2015 was packed full of excellent presentations, lightning talks, and panels. For several of the more technical sessions, attendees were actually turned away at the door due to the rooms being filled to capacity. This was the case for Jack Lenox’s presentation on Building Themes with the WP (more…)

WP REST API Plugin Version 1.2 Released

The WordPress REST API plugin version 1.2 was released today after roughly nine months of development. Version 1.1 was released in June 2014 with the addition of taxonomies and terms routes and a focus on increasing test coverage for all endpoints. Version 1.2 has test coverage for taxonomies and terms (more…)

Jetpack 3.2 Introduces Centralized Posting from WordPress.com

Jetpack 3.2 was released last week, featuring a new site logo feature for theme authors, bug fixes, and performance improvements. Today the Jetpack team officially announced the release, along with a new feature that wasn’t mentioned in the changelog. Centralized Posting from WordPress.com Self-hosted WordPress sites connected via Jetpack can (more…)