Getting Post Meta for the WP REST API

My friend and I are working on a little side project. It’s a job posting site for an industry we’re familiar with: ESL jobs around the world. While this project could be seen as “just another job board”, we’re hoping to add some features that will make it fun to use and valuable for schools and recruiters. I of course want to build it on WordPress, but to get a some of the functionality I want, I need to expose some post meta to the WP REST API.

In researching how to do this, I quickly found out that the WP REST API doesn’t naturally expose post or user meta. As with most things WP REST API, you don’t have to go too far down the rabbit hole before you find a practical article written by the Josh Pollock. While the register_api_field function isn’t in use anymore, the register_rest_field function is, so this article and that function were all I needed to get going.

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Looking Backwards: 2016 in Review

It’s that time of the year, reviewing what has been done, assessing what was good, discarding what was not, and moving forward in a better situation than I was before.

After my theme and goal setting at the end of 2015, I moved into the new year with hope and optimism. This year was very interesting to say the least. I’ve experienced the lowest lows and the highest highs.

However, I think 2016 will go down as the most significant year for me since marriage.

Read on to find out why…

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StartupAcadamy.org

Brief: Custom functionality and membership configuration

Client: StartupAcademy (website)

Industry: Startups, Education

Notes: I was brought on to this project to help with the following custom functionality:

  • popup login
  • social sharing popup
  • rss feed syndication for newsroom
  • private comments between users, admins and mentors
  • other site setup and functionality.