WordPress Plugins

JSON REST API Subscriptions Plugin

This week I released the JSON REST API Subscriptions plugin for WordPress. The plugin requires the JSON REST API plugin.

The JSON REST API plugin creates endpoints like so


Obviously the /posts endpoint returns all posts and the posts/253 returns the post with ID 253.

The JSON REST API Subscriptions plugin adds webhooks style subscriptions to those endpoints like so:


By sending an HTTP request to yoursite.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/subscriptions like so:

"target": "http://notifyurl.com"
"events": ["create", "update", "delete"]

http://notifyurl.com would be sent a notification HTTP request every time a post is created, updated, or deleted. All subscription routes, requests, and notifications are explained in detail on Github.

Using this plugin gives websites digesting your content an alternative to parsing feeds.

Presentations, WordPress Core

JSON REST API for WordPress at the DC API User Group

Today I am presenting on the JSON REST API for WordPress at the DC API User Group. This is a shorter talk geared at both developers and API users with or without WordPress experience.

With core integration coming in the near future, it’s important for developers of ALL backgrounds to understand it will be available on ~23% of the websites on the internet. Here are the slides for my talk: