The buzz about WP REST API has been going on around for the past year now! The REST API is a way to find out a new way outside of WordPress just to communicate with the WP site. Facebook timelines and Twitter feeds that show up on the pages, they can also be run by an API. The Login with Facebook/Twitter/Google pages is also run by API again.
Thus, it makes it possible to code the entire front end and that too in a different language or you can use it to communicate with the mobile applications. Therefore, in this blog we have mentioned a few awe- inspired implementations of the WordPress REST API.
Calypso: It is the new WordPress.com multi-site dashboard which is a perfect platform for the clout of the REST API. It uses the REST API for communication. It communicates with not only one, but with your entire WordPress site inclusive of ‘.org’ too. One can easily post content to the multiple sites and that too from one dashboard only and also providing quick update plug-in on multiple sites and much more than that too.
StoryCorps Mobile App for iOS and Android: StoryCorps is a website on which anyone can share their stories. They used WE REST API just to create iOS and android applications so that people could upload their stories from their cellphones too. Then the content gets synced from the StoryCorpsto the WordPress backend. If you upload a story in your app then you will be able to see that on your account on the website. One of the best features that it exhibit is that it demonstrates the scalability of the WordPress file, and also of the REST API.
NomadBase which is a Web app Working With the REST API: NomadBase is a website application which tells you where the Nomads are currently finding themselves around the world. In this app, we are talking about digital nomads that are members of the app. The web app was made by Human Made. It is a WordPress agency that has some members who are contributing to the REST API itself.
The REST API is a very powerful tool that adds a whole new dimension to WordPress for the developers which the users largely explore. One should follow a few tips and tricks for safe Public API journey.