[wp-hackers] WordPress.org API

Ryan McCue ryanmccue at cubegames.net
Sat Jan 19 09:07:24 GMT 2008

Jacob Santos wrote:
> Ryan McCue wrote:
>> Is documentation for the api.wordpress.org service available? Even 
>> better, the source code? I'm looking into building a version checker 
>> into my own software and, although it seems easy to build my own 
>> based on what is returned, it would be really handy to see the source 
>> to see:
>>    * What the php_version parameter is used for
>>    * What the locale parameter is used for
>>    * Any other tricks you might use
>> If not, I'll write my own, but can you answer those questions please? 
>> It's really bugging me :-)
>> (Not sure if I sent this already, but it was sitting in my drafts 
>> folder)
>> Thanks,
>> Ryan.
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> I would just send the exact header that WordPress sends and see what 
> is returned. Then do it again with different data and record. I'm not 
> sure if WordPress.org has documentation on the black box they use, but 
> there is currently not a way to redirect the ping to your site (unless 
> that is part of the Blackbox API based on the URL).
> Anyway, I'm not interested in this topic, but if I was going to crack 
> the API, that is the method I would use to do so. Sort of like 
> regression testing, in my opinion.
> Well, good luck hacking the API, if you do succeed (and there isn't 
> any reason you shouldn't), then it would be awesome if /you/ 
> documented the results.
Pretty easy to do that anyway. Just change the server name and do a 
var_dump(). But that's not what I'm after. I'm after what it does 


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