Since Automattic is a distributed company and a lot of us work from home, we hold meetups to get face-to-face interaction. The whole company meets up once a year and individual teams get together more often. One component of those meetups is a “meetup project” that we all work on together. The team I lead ... Read More.
We love stats at Automattic. They’re key to understanding our users, and a driving force behind a lot of what we do. When we make a change, we measure its impact and use the metrics to make data-informed decisions. For example, we recently improved how our Publicized posts look on other services. Using our own ... Read More.
Today we are making it easier for you to bring your other websites closer to your WordPress.com or Jetpack blogs. The new embedded timeline tool allows you to put a timeline of your blog posts on your website, connecting your visitors with the content you are writing here. It only takes two pieces of HTML ... Read More.
We’ve made a few more updates to our APIs recently that we wanted to share with you. The biggest update is a new query parameter that’s now available on all endpoints. The new parameter allows you to batch certain calls together, so you only need to make one request to get related data instead of ... Read More.
We have made a few recent additions to our posting APIs that allow more control when creating posts. You can now Set a custom slug for the post permalink using the slug parameter. Disable or enable the publicizing of posts, or only publicize to certain services (Twitter, Facebook, etc) using the publicize parameter. Pass a ... Read More.
As of Jetpack 1.9, the WordPress.com REST API can now access self-hosted WordPress blogs with the Jetpack plugin installed. Instead of just building for the WordPress.com platform, you can build awesome applications that interact with WordPress in general. Any applications built using the API for WordPress.com will automatically work with Jetpack-enabled sites running Jetpack 1.9 ... Read More.
It’s alive! curl 'http://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1/sites/33534099/posts/43/?pretty=true' ... Read More.