This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

RainyShots

Description

This plugin adds a function rs_shots() to WordPress that returns an array of the 15 latest Dribbble shots by a player. The return type of the function is JSON in appropriate PHP type.

The plugin adds an admin screen under Settings > RainyShots that provides a few options such as specifying a player and caching preferences.

Features

  • Specify the player
  • Returned shots variable is cached for a day by default; this cache duration may be updated in admin settings
  • You can manually reset the cache through the admin at any time. This is useful if you post a shot and want it to immediately show up in your template.

Read more about it on my blog.

Screenshots

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Installation

  1. Upload the rainyshots folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Set the player under Settings > RainyShots before you use the tag; optionally, update the caching preferences.

FAQ

Does the ws_shots() function output any html or css?

Nope. It returns the json with values encoded as PHP types. You can loop through the object as follows:

$shots = rs_shots();

foreach ($shots as $shot)
{
    echo "<img src='" . $shot->{"image_teaser_url"} . "' alt='" . $shot->{"title"} . "' />";
}
May I access only “image_teaser_url” or are any other shot properties accessible?

You may access all the properties available in the response to this API call. All the plugin does is return the json_decoded result of the API call along with caching benefits.

Contributors & Developers

“RainyShots” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0

  • Iz in ur v1