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1.1 Introduction

The WordPress REST API is a new addition to the WordPress core, and it changes the way we interact with WordPress. In this lesson, I'll give you a brief explanation of the WP REST API and let you know what you can expect from this course.

1.1 Introduction

The WordPress REST API allows us to use WordPress without being in WordPress. It uses the REST architecture for implementing the API that allows us to create, read, update, and delete data from a WordPress site. So if you are a web developer using any server side language or using any JavaScript MVC, you can create custom web applications that run on WordPress backend by iterating the WP REST API. And of course this is not just limited to the web. You could create desktop and mobile apps that work with the data from a WordPress site and provide rich experience to the end user. The possibilities here are endless. Hi, my name is Bilal Shahid and in this introductory course for the WP REST API, we will look at the functionality and possibilities that the WP REST API offers. We will learn to navigate the API and learn to perform CRUD operations on resources including posts, users, and media. And at the end of this course, we will create a sample project that allows us to retrieve and create posts all from a third party site using jQuery and the WP REST API. So if you are ready to get started with the WP REST API, let's go.

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