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WordPress How to Build a WordPress Plugin Connecting WordPress Plugins with 3rd Party APIs Parsing JSON Code Challenge: Part 2

Using the JSON feed in the comments and the existing loop, echo out each of the course names inside the list items.


    "name": "Username",
    "profile_name": "profile_username",
    "profile_url": "http://myapi.net/profile_username"
    "courses": [
      { "name": "WordPress Plugin Development" },
      { "name": "WordPress Theme Development" },
      { "name": "Introduction to PHP" }

  <?php for( $i = 0; $i < count($my_plugin_profile->courses); $i++ ): ?>
     <?php echo $wp_plugin_profile->{'courses'}[$i]; ?> 
  <?php endfor; ?>

Is there something here I'm not quite getting? Any advice and help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

3 Answers

Brad Griffin
Brad Griffin
7,003 Points

Yeah, I'm stuck as well. This whole "diversion" over to parsing json with php is a bit rough. Even after rewatching the videos, and hen-pecking every solution I can think of. Then I run over to watch some videos of Jason, and find out that he doesn't exist. It's just another language that I need to learn in order to pass this challenge. :-( I don't mind learning it. But at least post a link to the right part of the json tract so that we can understand the what behind the why of this challenge :-) Still, I'm about done with this challenge. I know "posting the answer" isn't cool, but if someone would like to past the actual code WITH an explanation, I would appreciate it. Thanks! -Brad

Zac Gordon
Zac Gordon
Treehouse Guest Teacher


Can you explain a little more here what you're expecting here and what is/isn't working? I'm a little unsure of exactly what you're asking.

Hi Zac, this question is in response to the

How to Build a WordPress Plugin > Parsing JSON Code Challenge: Part 2

When I put the code above in the Code Challenge returns "Bummer! You have not output the first course: "WordPress Plugin Development"

I probably have my php syntax wrong. Any help in telling me what I'm doing wrong is greatly appreciated. Thanks

You're are missing the key value 'name',

<?php echo $wp_plugin_profile->{'courses'}[$i]->{'name'}; ?> 

It should pass with that.