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Working with JavaScript and WordPress

by Brian Hogg

This course will help you avoid the pitfalls of using JavaScript when developing with WordPress, and introduces the WP REST API.

What you'll learn

There are a number of possible pitfalls when using JavaScript and WordPress together, such as conflicts with JavaScript files loaded by other plugins and the theme on a site, security when passing data between JavaScript and the WordPress database, and site performance. This course will show you how to help avoid these pitfalls and introduce you to the new WP REST API available starting in WordPress 4.4. You should have a WordPress site set up locally on your machine which you can do with a number of tools (VVV, MAMP, WAMP, etc).

About the author

Brian Hogg is a WordPress developer for his own company (Brian Hogg Consulting, very original name), specializing in automating manual tasks with customized software. He has organized WordCamp Hamilton and the WordPress Hamilton meetups, and spoken at other WordCamps including WordCamp Toronto and WordCamp Buffalo. When he’s not coding, he’ll be podcasting (,, listing to electronic music, spending time with his wife, or tripping over one of their thre... more

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