WordPress.com is the hosted version of the popular open source blogging software. WordPress.com exposes site, post, comment, and like data via an REST Application Programming Interface (API) in a JSON format. The OAuth2 protocol is used for authentication.
The standard WordPress XML-RPC API is also supported by WordPress.com using OAuth2 and basic auth.
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.
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.