The Wired site isn’t built with WordPress, or with the REST API, but it does make use of the API to manage data exchange with third party services.
There are two ways in which Wired is using the REST API: to share data with a third party source and to provide links in the site.
Like many news sites, Wired has links on its pages (usually under the content) that take you to other articles around the web you might be interested in. Again like lots of other news sites, it uses Outbrain, a third party service, for this. But Wired uses the REST API as a fallback if Outbrain goes down or isn’t feeding the links to their site. If that’s the case, their site accesses the same data that’s been set up to go to Apple News and outputs that as links in the page.
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