Learn about HTTP requests and how to make them using the HTTP API. The HTTP API enables you to make any type of request, including GET, POST, HEAD, or any other valid request method. This enables you to build plugins that interact with external APIs and integrate third party functionality.
- [Instructor] In this video, we explore the HTTP API…and learn how to make HTTP requests…to external sites and services.…This enables WordPress plug-ins to interact with APIs…like the Twitter API, Facebook APIs,…Google Maps, and many others.…This tutorial covers the basics of HTTP requests,…provides an overview of the HTTP API,…and then digs into the code with some illustrative examples.…To understand the HTTP API,…it's important to understand HTTP requests.…
When a server communicates with another server,…it does so using an HTTP request.…And there are many types of requests,…including GET requests, POST requests, and many others.…The type of request is referred to as the request method.…Here is a list of the most commonly used request methods:…GET, POST, and HEAD.…GET requests are the most common.…They are used to retrieve data,…like when you surf around the web.…To load a web page,…your browser makes a GET request for the page data.…
POST requests also are common.…They are used to send data,…like when you submit a message with a contact form,…
- WordPress APIs
- Action and filter hooks
- Activating and deactivating plugins
- Plugin security
- Creating the directory and files
- Adding menus and the settings page
- Inserting custom functionality
- Testing and debugging WordPress plugins
- Creating widgets
- Managing users and roles
- Adding custom post types and taxonomies
- Working with custom fields and database queries
- Using APIs: Transients, HTTP, and REST
Skill Level Intermediate
WordPress: Developing Secure Siteswith Jeff Starr2h 34m Intermediate
1. First Steps
2. Plugin Basics
3. Building a WordPress Plugin
4. Essential Plugin Techniques
5. Extending Plugin Functionality
6. Advanced Plugin Techniques
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