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As the online discussion around the benefits and shortcomings of the WordPress REST API continues, WordPress developer Matt Geri discusses the API in terms of who it is really serving. He believes the platform’s approach must satisfy the initial benefactor’s requirements to ensure adoption.
On Tuesday, the newest version of WordPress, 4.4, was released. It features a number of standard updates, such as a new theme, that are common in new WordPress versions, but the most notable update in WordPress 4.4 is the inclusion of infrastructure for the WordPress REST API.
While a progress report by the API WordPress API team offers many details about its strategy, it's also a template for all of us who will be talking about our APIs going forward.
WordPress recently announced that custom themes must now utilize the Theme Customization API. Released a few years ago, the API streamlines theme customization.
WordPress 4.2 release introduces a new API for allowing ARIA notifications for content updates, TinyMCE API changes and other developer-related fixes and enhancements.
Our API directory now includes 31 CMS APIs. The newest is the Contentful API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the WordPress.com API. We list 3 WordPress.com mashups. Below you'll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of CMS APIs.