WordPress has hundreds of built-in components that can use easily to build web applications. Be it security, database access and mapping; URL rewriting, mapping or routing; caching; AJAX, polling; WebSockets, Options Configuration; web services, microservices or REST API; or be it something else not quite heard of – WordPress either has components for that or has
way outs to build one.
From the architectural point of view, WordPress isn’t comparable to other web application frameworks like Laravel, CodeIgniter, Drupal, Joomla, dJango, expressJS, beeGo or alike. From the operational point of view, WordPress brings you the same result with different tricks.
WordPress is rich in procedural APIs and Classes. In fact, WordPress has far more APIs than required by ordinary websites and blogs. Fortunately, this can well be harnessed in web application development. Read...