WordPress for Schools and Education – A WebDevStudios and WP Engine Event in NYC


Are you a school administrator, municipality representative, or local government agency stuck wondering why you’re burdened with an antiquated, expensive and proprietary content management system that is simply impossible to manage at scale?

If that sounds like you, then you’ll be happy to hear that WebDevStudios And WP Engine are coming together to bring you a free event you don’t want to miss out on — NYC Happy Hour

Join us Thursday, December 4th (5PM-8PM EST) at the Marriott Marquis  in Times Square.

UPDATE: This event has been postponed. A new date will be set in early 2015. Please register below to continue receiving event updates.

Event Details

The NYC Happy Hour is a social gathering to chat WordPress with local leaders in education, and government. The event is focused around the large-scale use of WordPress in schools, and local agencies. We have some great speakers lined up to talk to you about their experiences working together to leverage the world’s most used (24% of the internet) content management platform.
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An Overview of the WordPress JSON API

WordPress has had no formal REST API. There is the crude XMLRPC, but we won’t go into the gory details of the past.

As part of Google Summer of Code (GSOC), Ryan McCue submitted a proposal for creating a formal JSON API to be included in WordPress core and therefore available to every WordPress.org install.

For those who may not know what a REST API is; it stands for Representational State Transfer. In short, it separates client from the server. Each request from any client contains all the information necessary to service the request, and session state is held in the client.

There is no “official” standard for RESTful web API’s. This is because REST is an architectural style. You can use HTML, XML or JSON. JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is a lightweight data-interchange format. It is easy for humans to read and write, it’s very easy for machines to parse and generate. This is largely in part the reason it has become the de facto choice when creating REST API’s, and also the reason JSON data is the response format of the forthcoming API.
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WebDevStudios Acquires Maintainn to bring WordPress Support and Maintenance Services In-House

Furthering our goal of continuing to provide excellent post-launch support and maintenance for our clients here at WebDevStudios, we are so excited to announce that we have completed the acquisition of Maintainn in order to fully bring ongoing support and maintenance services in-house.

Maintainn is a professional WordPress support and services shop founded by Shayne Sanderson in 2012 and they provide professional WordPress support and maintenance services including 24/7 security monitoring, daily off-site backups, weekly updates to WordPress core, themes and plugins, a dedicated WordPress support desk and custom development.Continue Reading