Building an App with WordPress’ REST API

Making an interactive app using WordPress can sometimes be a headache. WordPress was designed primarily for blogging, and WordPress themes don’t make a lot of assumptions about how you should write client-side code. There are many fantastic Javascript frameworks that help developers write solid, maintainable front-end code, and provide compelling, interactive experiences for users.

Using React.js, we’ll show how you can build a simple, stateful, single-page app using the WordPress REST API as a backend.

During this talk, we’ll explain:
– What the WordPress REST API is, and why you should use it.
– Examples of single-page apps built on top of WordPress (including one for higher-ed)
– A quick tutorial / demo of how to integrate React in your WordPress development environment to create a simple app