JSON Encode


Noble Studios

3rd Party (Free)

263 downloads (last 90 days)

GNU General Public License v3 Download v1.0

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


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Provides proper JSON encoding using a template tag.

This plugin encapsulates PHP’s json_encode function.  This is very useful when making JSON feed templates.  Instead of escaping quotes using a text replacement plugin, we can now use the proper json_encode function to get the JSON encoded value of any string.

Let’s say we are making a feed that contains the 10 most recent blog posts.  Our template would look like:

	"posts": [
	{exp:channel:entries channel="blog" status="open" dynamic="no" limit="10" orderby="date" sort="desc" show_future_entries="no" }
		{ "title": {exp:json_encode}{title}{/exp:json_encode}, "summary": {exp:json_encode}{summary}{/exp:json_encode}, "page_url": "{page_url}" }{if count<absolute_results}, {/if}

Optionally, one may set the options parameter of json_encode as follows:

{exp:json_encode options="JSON_UNESCAPED_UNICODE"}{title}{/exp:json_encode}

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EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
Not Specified Download 1.0 Feb 6, 2013

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This entry was created February 7, 2013, 9:15 am.
This entry was last updated February 7, 2013, 9:17 am.

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5 Reviews:

leadsuccess 04.27.15

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Perfecto! This plugin does exactly what it was designed to do, many thanks!

Kristen Grote 03.24.15

Kristen Grote
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Works great. This + HTTP Header makes ajax requests a breeze.

Steven Grant 07.22.14

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Did just the job. Wanted to give Solr search a JSON feed of our EE articles. Nailed it!!!

Savannah Christian Church 07.31.13

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Works Fantastic, I spent too much time trying to figure out how to get Low_Rplace to remove extra white space - this is so much cleaner for my code.  THANK YOU!

ometiclan 02.10.13

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Works great. Using it to exchange data cross-domain with other sites wrapping the output as JSONP. :)