A RESTed Development: Understanding the WP REST API Once and For All

Though I knew WordPress itself extremely well, the REST API may as well have been maritime law.

What is JSON? What’s the big deal with the REST API? Why is everyone dancing like a chicken over this thing? I had a lot of questions, and I made a lot of huge mistakes that had me shaking my laptop yelling “C’mon!” But I thought, maybe—surely—I could actually seal the deal, stop feeling so disarmed, and find freedom from these fears.

In this talk, I’ll be sharing what I now know, touching on the illusions I had, and hopefully bringing light/reason to learning the basics of the REST API. So hop on, take knowledge of JSON, sprinkle in some HTTP methods, and baby, we’ve got a stew going.