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I would like to use WordPress to not only run my site, but also to manage users, handle authentication, and read/write content via a client application, but I would like to avoid writing everything from scratch on the PHP-side, as I don't know PHP that well.

Is there a "Services" plugin similar to that in Drupal, or something else that can give me easy access to using WordPress as a data-store for a client application?

Thanks much in advance for all of your assistance!

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WordPress uses an XML-RPC interface in which you can define your own custom methods to it.

And if server side coding is not your thing , then there are a few plugins that do most of the job for you:

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Thanks much! This was exactly what I was looking for. – Lance May Apr 7 '11 at 12:55

The JSON API also provides a simple, consistent way to retrieve wordpress content. I've used it successfully in a project.

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