One of the most exciting changes coming in WordPress 4.1 is the addition of a JSON REST API. Rachel Baker and Ryan McCue will be presenting on WP-API, the current plugin-based version of the API. Through the use of the plugin, developers and users can begin using the API today, with backwards compatibility assured in the future.

This talk will introduce WP-API, and give an introduction on how to interact with it to programmatically communicate with your WordPress site from other WordPress sites or other applications. Using the API you can interact with resources such as:

– posts
– pages
– media
– taxonomies
– users

Learn how to:
– authenticate using basic or OAuth authentication
– retrieve resources using GET requests
– create or edit resources using POST requests