WordPress’s robust user management system is an attributing factor to its overall success as a content management system. The WordPress REST API opens up a realm of new possibilities for this system, which makes WordPress a better, more powerful CMS. With the capabilities of the REST API, WordPress’s user management can be leveraged in web applications. It also allows theme developers to create more dynamic links between content that will highlight the author and their posts. This article provides an introduction to working with user data via the WordPress REST API. You’ll also learn how to create a profile editor and viewer; which is fairly straightforward since the REST API does so much of the heavy lifting for us. If you’ve worked with any of the other object types such as posts, terms, or comments, then working with user data should be familiar. If you haven’t, don’t worry, one of the many impressive features about version two of the REST API is that it’s very consistent in how each object is treated. This means that once you learn the pattern for one of the objects, you should easily be able to apply it to all of the objects. Note: This article assumes that you’ve downloaded version
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