WordPress REST API - Best practices for Developers

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*** Chris Wiegman's new job takes him out of town for the original date of this meetup (Nov 15) and we had to move his talk to February of next year. Chris sincerely apologizes. ****

The WP REST API is a powerful tool, even right out of the box. But it can be made to do so much more. This talk will discuss using the REST API in your apps and extending the API by adding your own endpoints. Whether for simple site maintenance or helping to manage clients learn to utilize the REST API to i’s maximum extent the right way with tips on adding endpoints, handling input and output and making sure that users can figure out just what your endpoint is doing. This is an advanced talk appropriate for intermediate to advanced developers.

Chris Wiegman is an engineer at WPEngine who has been working on WordPress since 2008. Over the years he built one of the largest security plugins on WordPress.org as well as numerous other plugins, themes and solutions for sites large and small.

When not coding Chris loves to teach and has presented at numerous WordCamps and other conferences as well as taught computer security for St. Edward’s University and other University courses ranging from computers to aviation.