Tag Archives: ‘WordPress REST API’

WordCamp Video Highlight 2016/12/02

I am a WordPress user and I am sure there are a lot of folks like myself who are confused to a certain extent about what exactly the REST API is and does. I hope that these two videos will help users and beginners have a better understanding of what the  REST API is capable of.

Siobhan McKeown: The WordPress REST API – A Guide for the Perplexed

Siobhan McKeown gave this presentation at WordCamp Milano 2016. The talk is geared towards non-developers where she explains the concept behind the WordPress REST API.

Everyone’s taking about the WordPress REST API. Everyone says that it’s going to transform WordPress. But what actually is it?

Michael Martin: WordPress Rest API – How To Build A Webapp

Michael Martin’s presentation at WordCamp Belfast 2016 is about using building apps using custom post types, meta boxes, and the REST API.

Building a single page app in React or Angular and need to let the client manage content? Or support multiple languages?

Slides for his presentation can be found HERE.

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Amazon Alexa + WP REST API = GUI-Less WordPress Application

Wow! Just wow. My friend and fellow WordPress TV team member Olegs Belousovs sent me information about the video featured below. Now, I consider myself somewhat of  a geek but when I saw Okamoto Hidetaka demonstrating the Alexa voice commands on the  Amazon Echo,,,, well, WOW!

Okamoto gave this presentation at WordCamp Singapore 2016 and showed how he and his team developed an app to control a WordPress website without a GUI (graphical user interface). He talks about the services needed, an Amazon account, an AWS account and an Amazon Echo.

The video is only 17 minutes long but shows how to get started on a project like this. Okamoto also supplied this link to their website: amimoto-ami.com which has more details.

Slides for the presentation can be found here.

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