For most of us, the WordPress REST API feels like something experimental, something we might be developing our skills on or experimenting with.
I know there are plenty of developers out there who are playing with the API, testing what it can do and using it to build personal projects and experimental sites. And that’s great: by doing this we learn about the possibilities the API offers and can share that with other developers.
But did you know that there are quite a few sites already using the WP-REST API? These aren’t restricted to small, experimental sites either. Some big names in web publishing like Wired and the New York Times are already making use of the REST API and the possibilities it offers.
In this post, I’m going to look at some of the sites already using the REST API, detail what they’re doing and try to find out how it’s benefited them and what they’ve learned from it. So read on!
Note: While researching this post I made use of the REST API White Paper created by Human Made. Thanks to them for putting such a comprehensive and useful resource out there – I recommend that anyone interested in the REST API gives it a read.