more 3rd party plugins
There are many more WordPress-Plugin which can use JSON – in some cases the JCI-PRO-Plugin can be helpful:
Slider: Smartslider & RSS
RSS-Feeds can be used to feed the Slider of the Plugin “SmartSlider” by it’s “SmartSlider 3 RSS-connector”: If you have a fitting RSS at hand – great!
If not: See here how to create RSS-Feeds with the PRO-JCI-plugin.
Auto Refresh API AJAX
If you want to show content from an JSON-feed which is updating often (e.g. Liveticker, Time…) this plugin helps.
The JSON Content Importer Plugins are connecting APIs, converting the retrieved JSON and show it on a static WordPress-Page. Usually you have to reload the whole page to get the new API-data.
If this is not enough as you want to update the data without reloading we can do this with AJAX. The WordPress-Plugin “Auto Refresh API AJAX” can do that:
- Define the URL with the JSON-data
Example: http://api.json-content-importer.com/extra/auto-refresh-api-ajax/1.php has the current time as JSON-data. If there is a problem, you might switch from WP-Admin-AJax to WP-Rest-API.
- Define the refreshtime in Milliseconds:
1000 Milliseconds means that the above JSON-feed is connected every second
- Define what value in the JSON should be displayed and refreshed: JSON-Path to Value
In the above example this is “items.0.currentdate”
- Define where on a page the data should be displayed: DOM-Pageselector
Example: Create a new WordPress-page and insert in the TEXT-editor this:
<div id=”showtime”>one moment – data is loading</div>
Then you define this DOM-Selector: