WordPress devs in the Pacific Northwest, I’m going to be giving a talk this month on using WordPress’ XML-RPC and RESTful APIs. I’ll be doing it twice, first in Seattle on the 11th and then in Portland on the 15th. If you’re interested, please find details and RSVP below.
Seattle: July WordPress Meetup
Today I gave a talk on “Integrating with WordPress via XML-RPC” at WordCamp NYC:
I’ve released another update of my XML-RPC modernization plug-in for WordPress. This release incorporates the work from Ticket #18429, and adds new wp.newPost, wp.editPost and wp.deletePost methods. With these new methods, full CRUD capabilities for posts of any type (posts, pages, and any registered custom post types) are available through XML-RPC.
After half a year of complaining about the state of XML-RPC in WordPress, I’ve tried to get the stars aligned for some significant improvements in the next release (3.4). The 3.4 development cycle has just begun after the release of 3.3 last week, and I am currently on winter break until spring semester classes start on January 9. Some of the core developers have shown interest in seeing XML-RPC improved, so I hope to make their job easier by doing the legwork on patches.
As of today (12/22/2011), there are 72 open tickets in the WordPress core Trac XML-RPC component. While I’d love to see them all fixed, there is limited amount of time and so we must prioritize. This post represents my current priorities and plans. Read More…