Vebely » Dictionary

WordPress Dictionary: What is API?

Complete Details on WordPress’s Confusing Abbreviations, Terms, And Functions.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Application Performance Interface is knwon as API. It is used to transfer data between websites and applications

More technically,

It is a developer-oriented feature of WordPress. It provides data access to the content of your site, and implements the same authentication restrictions — content that is public on your site is generally publicly accessible via the REST API, while private content, password-protected content, internal users, custom post types, and metadata is only available with authentication or if you specifically set it to be so.

How API Works?

The WordPress REST API provides an interface for applications to interact with your WordPress site by sending and receiving data as JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) objects.

What is Rest API?

representational state transfer is programming interface that conforms to the constraints of REST architectural style and allows for interaction with RESTful web services. REST stands for representational state transfer in API.

Additional Readings

Popular On Vebely

About Team Vebely

Team Vebely is a group of WordPress techies constantly working to deliver quality content to our readers. We mainly focus on WordPress related Tutorials and Tools. You can Contact us here.