Earlier today, I gave a talk at A Day of REST about unlocking the potential of the WP REST API at the command line — by creating a more RESTful WP-CLI. Check out the project on Github, and stay tuned for the v0.1.0 release. Read on for my (loosely edited) annotated slides from the presentation.
WP REST API: Version 2.0 Beta 11. “Give me a white wine spritzer!”
It would be cool if someone wrote a WordPress theme (or plugin) to automatically generate a documentation site from a WP REST API index — and the only configuration parameter was the URL to the endpoint.
WP REST API: Version 2.0 Beta 10, with security releases. If you’re running WP-API in production, you need to update. Only took 3 hours to tag 11 releases!
A good measure of the utility of
WP_REST_Posts_Controller and brethren would be to test how much (or little) time it takes for a developer to correctly model their custom post type data by extending it. If it’s easy to do, then we’ve established a great abstraction. If there are pain points or places we need to work around, then we should refine the abstraction.