We use the WordPress HTTP API when we want to access remote resources—resources not present on the WordPress site we’re working from—which could be anything you can imagine, from data we access through Facebook’s or Twitter’s APIs to weather information published by government agencies. We make these remote requests using WordPress’s HTTP API functions, especially
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- The WordPress HTTP API simplifies making remote HTTP requests: requests for information that return (and may also alter) webpage content using HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP), the fundamental means of communication on the internet.
This article was written by David Hayes and originally published on WPShout.