The JSON Content Importer allows you to easily import, cache and display livedata via a JSON-Feed on your website.
see also here: The purpose of the plugin

Example 1: Show Wikipedia.org Content in your WordPress

How to: Wikipedia API, JSON Content Importer and WordPress
Watch this video on YouTube.

Example 2: Show API JSON Data in WordPress with the Plugins JsonContentImporter PRO and Toolset

Show API JSON Data in WordPress with the Plugins JsonContentImporter PRO and Toolset
Watch this video on YouTube.

Example 3: list of the currently nationwide best selling books

Jenny is managing the WordPress-website of a local public library. She’d like to include a list of the currently nationwide best selling books.
Herefore, she has two options:

  • manually update this list every now and then
  • or she connects her WordPress to a datasource providing this list.

The second option is much more convenient, but requires some initial work.

First Jenny has to find a fitting datasource – and well, the New York Times offers such a service: Via http://developer.nytimes.com/ docs you can get access to lots of data. One is http://api.nytimes.com/svc/books/v3/lists/hardcover-fiction.json?api-key=sample-key
This data is packaged as JSON, a machine readable format and ideal for exchanging data.
This way of offering data is called API or Application Programming Interface.

The question is: How can Jenny connect this JSON-feed to her WordPress-website?

Here the JSON-Content-Importer Plugin comes into the game: Jenny downloads and installs the free version and inserts the following code into her wordpress-page:
We have a Problem with JSON here:
Either we got no JSON from the API. Or the basenode-parameter is not ok.
Switch on the Debugmode of the Plugin!

This shows the top 5 of the NYT-bestseller list like this (see live data here):

The New York Times Hardcover-fiction bestseller 2016/05/13
Screenshot: The New York Times Hardcover-fiction bestseller 2016/05/13

That was easy and Jenny is happy to have spared herself hours and hours of work over the months.


Complex applications can be created with the PRO-Version of the plugin and an API: