Has anyone tried integrating FMP 16's new JSON functionality with the Wordpress JSON API? I've been using the Wordpress-Filemaker Sync plug-in which uses XML-RPC but it is pretty expensive ($400 / year for single user).
I have done it. It is a picky system. Hopefully will have a full working/tested integration in another week.
I have nothing good to say about the Wordpress-Filemaker Sync plug-in or Lauren. She ripped me off along with others. Then she tried to rip me off again along with many others with another scam. The XML-RPC is old and limited.
I am just diving into a project that will require FM<>WordPress and I've been trying to contact these plug-in folks for a couple of days with no response. I'd love to hear more about people's experience with the plug-in etc.
The developer behind the Wordpress-FileMaker Sync plugin is not to be trusted. You will likely not get a response.
She now works for another company and the plugin is very much a side thing with zero support. If you buy it, it is at your own risk.
XML RPC is old and limited. It is easier to use the WP API as it is free and has more functionality.
There are other modules out there from companies like @databuzz that are cheaper overall and work better and have more features and have support.
You can also do a number of things with the WP API on your own without a module or plugin with a little time invested. If you need a full suite of features fast it is best to use something like what databuzz has. If you need just one or two calls integrated you might consider doing it on your own.
BrilliantSync is another product but I think the price is a little high for what it does and it uses XDBC rather than an actual rest API from what I recall. Also has a very high price tag in my opinion.
If you want a full story on my experience with Lauren K. And the Wordpress-Filemaker Sync plugin feel free to message me privately.
Short story: she took my money and never delivered the license key for the plugin. Later she offered to charge me more than retail for v2 of the product with less features and somehow tried to convince me it was a great discount.
I did ask for my money back and was told that all the money was spent as she just got back from a nice vacation. Hope that puts it in perspective for you. Steer clear. Others have a similar story. A few managed to get money back. A few managed to get a license key.
Hi bigtom, I'm researching this right now for our company and the Wordpress REST API looks very promising. I'm having a bit of trouble with the authentication side of things though - Did you use OAuth or Basic Authentication, or a different method? It looks like I have to install a plugin to get any of it working, and I'm leaning towards OAuth since it seems more secure, but I really am a novice to API authentication methods...
I use the JWT plugin or OAuth (complicated). Never use basic in production.
If your site is not critical you might get away with Basic via HTTPS only.
Thanks! I'll look into those.
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