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.
Developer plugin v1.1: Themers are developers too!
UPDATE: we regularly push updates to the developer plugin, make sure you grab the latest version here: https://github.com/Automattic/developer. We’ve pushed out v1.1 of the Developer plugin, which is packed full of goodies for WordPress theme developers. You can now indicate that you’re working on a theme for a self-hosted WordPress install to get recommendations on ... Read More.
New P2 Plugin: P2 Hovercards
We’ve released a new plugin for the P2 theme that we’re calling P2 Hovercards. Hovercards are like extra bits of information about particular links that show up when you hover the corresponding inline link or object (for example, check out our Gravatar Hovercards). With this plugin you can add hovercards to your self-hosted P2 sites. A ... Read More.
Originally posted on Enterprise WordPress hosting, support, and consulting - WordPress VIP: One of the great things about developing for WordPress is the number of tools available for developers. WordPress core ships with a bunch of useful features (e.g. WP_DEBUG) with many more built by the community (like our own Rewrite Rules Inspector and VIP… ... Read More.
Originally posted on Barry on WordPress: Yesterday, Valentin Bartenev, a developer at Nginx, Inc., announced SPDY support for the Nginx web server. SPDY is a next-generation networking protocol developed by Google and focused on making the web faster. More information on SPDY can be found on Wikipedia. At Automattic, we have used Nginx since 2008.… ... Read More.
Querying Posts Without query_posts
Here at WordPress.com, we have over 200 themes (and even more plugins) running inside the biggest WordPress installation around (that we know of anyway!) With all of that code churning around our over 2,000 servers worldwide, there’s one particular WordPress function that we actually try to shy away from; query_posts() If you think you need ... Read More.
WordPress.com for Windows Metro and the REST API
When we were starting work on the WordPress.com for Windows Metro app, we decided to build it entirely with the brand new WordPress.com REST API. The API gave us everything we needed to create a full-featured application that includes reading blogs, social features (post likes, reblogs), and creating new posts. Let’s take a look at ... Read More.
Explore the REST API
I have had the pleasure of working with the WordPress.com REST API over the past few weeks and am very excited to start “dogfooding” this resource everywhere I can. One cool feature is that all the endpoints are self-documenting. In fact, the documentation for the REST API is built by the API itself! With this ... Read More.
It’s alive! curl 'http://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1/sites/33534099/posts/43/?pretty=true' ... Read More.