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[resolved] Get Artist bio data (2 posts)

  1. belgianwolfie
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    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Federico,

    Couple of questions.
    Plugin works great here but I'm wondering:
    - Won't it be a problem that we are using your API keys to connect to the API (rate limit) since we are connecting to http://www.federicogiust.com/beatportapi/beatport_api.php as a server host.

    - I would be VERY interested in getting artist BIO info from Beatport , but there is obviously no way that I can hack your plugin to spit out this info as I'm limited to the tracklisting endpoints you have foreseen in your beatport_api.php

    Thanks for the hard work and looking forward to your feedback.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/beatport-discography-shortcode/

  2. Federico Giust
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    Sorry about the late reply.

    In regards to your comments:

    - Won't it be a problem that we are using your API keys to connect to the API (rate limit) since we are connecting to
    http://www.federicogiust.com/beatportapi/beatport_api.php as a server host.

    At this moment, beatport doesn't have a usage limit on the API. So it is ok for now. If they ever start putting limits on the API calls we will need to find another alternative for this. The plugin uses my server as a proxy, otherwise you would need to install PHP OAuth on your server and use a script like this:

    https://github.com/fedegiust/Beatport-API-JSON-feed

    Most shared hostings wont allow php extensions to be installed, so using my server as a proxy makes things easier for a lot of people.

    - I would be VERY interested in getting artist BIO info from Beatport , but there is obviously no way that I can hack your plugin to spit out this info as I'm limited to the tracklisting endpoints you have foreseen in your beatport_api.php

    Exactly there is no way at the moment to get the Bio from Beatport using this plugin for a simple reason.
    It's looked easier to me for the artist to update the Bio on their own website rather than getting an outdated Bio from somewhere else.

    But, in the next versions I will keep adding stuff to the plugin so you can get every single item from the API.

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