WOOF :: json_get( String $url, Boolean $assoc = false, String $cache = false, Object $req = null )


  • Object The JSON object if the request is successful and the assoc argument is false.
  • Array An associative array representing the JSON output if the request is successful and assoc is true.
  • Array An array of objects or associative arrays, if the json output has an array at the root level.
  • Boolean false if the JSON could not be retrieved.

Retrieves a json object or associative array by requesting a JSON string from a remote URL and decoding it. This method can also cache the result of the request using the WordPress transients API, accepting the same duration string accepted by the WOOF::cache.



  • String $url

    The URL to retrieve JSON from.

  • Boolean $assoc = false

    Whether to convert the JSON string to an assocative array (true) or an object (false).

  • String $cache = false

    For setting a value only. Either an:
    * integer number of seconds to store the transient
    * a string describing the time period, as parsed by the WOOF::seconds function (see related methods).
    * OR false if you do not wish to cache the request. This may be appropriate if the JSON API already caches its output.

  • Object $req = null

    An output parameter, allowing you to capture the request object created by the wp_remote_get method (which is used to request the JSON string). This will only be populated if a request is required, and may be useful for debugging purposes to discover errors.

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