Portland trifecta: Kickstarter, WordPress, and geeking combine for a successful campaign

Portland loves its Kickstarter. And it adores its WordPress. And geeking out? Well that goes without saying. So it makes perfect sense that a Kickstarter project for a geeky project for WordPress would find success here. And that’s exactly what happened.

It’s a more RESTful WP-CLI. And it’s designed to help people “push and pull posts (including custom post types), users, and other WP REST API data between separate WordPress installations with one simple WP-CLI command.”

If you’ve ever been frustrated by wp_insert_post() or wp_update_nav_menu_item(), the WP REST API represents a rethink of WordPress’ internals with the end goal of providing clean and consistent ways for developers to interface with WordPress, without needing to understand the entire history of its internal logic.

The WP REST API also makes it much easier to use alternative frontend templating tools and create iOS apps that connect to 24% of the web.

WP-CLI offers a command line interface to WordPress. It’s loved by developers, comes installed by default on many web hosts, and is a business-critical component of the WordPress economy.

Sound cool? Well it is. Because it was funded in less than 12 hours. But there’s still time to get in on the action. If you act fast. By kicking in some more support for the RESTful WP-CLI Kickstarter project.