Marty is a freelance WordPress developer based in Los Angeles. He has been working with WordPress for over 8 years now and from the start has been drawn to pushing the boundaries of what is possible with WordPress. Starting with hacking around on Kubrick, growing to plugin and theme development, Marty finally took the leap of using MultiSite to build PhotographyBlogSites.com, a Website-as-a-Service for photographers.
Marty will be speaking about Integrating WordPress with External APIs.
External APIs open the doors to a lot of possibilities and potential problems. Fortunately WordPress provides many tools to make life easier. Marty will look at some of the ways to make use of external APIs, including using the WordPress HTTP API to connect and pull in data and using transients, options and post meta to store it.
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