Is anybody using the json_expand plugin for API functionality? For the entry type Rich Text Field its just returning an empty object.

This is my json_expand endpoint:

{% header "Content-Type: application/json" %}
{% set utensils = craft.entries.section('utensils').find('') %}
{{ utensils | json_expand | raw  }}

It's returning everything except that Rich Text field which just returns this:

"utensil_textbox": {}
  • Total shot in the dark, but scroll to the bottom of this thread I was having a similar problem with using the ElementAPI + rich text field.
    – Damon
    Feb 17 '16 at 17:35
  • Never used JSON Expand plugin, but try this: {{ utensils.getRawContent() | json_expand | raw }}
    – Brad Bell
    Feb 17 '16 at 17:37

I just came across this problem and solved it by editing the JsonExpandService.php file (located in craft/plugins/jsonexpand/services/) in two places.

Change line 101 from this:

$relatedArray[$subHandle] = $subValue;

To this:

if($subField['type'] == "RichText") {
    // Rich Text field values need to be converted to a string
    $relatedArray[$subHandle] = (string)$subValue;
} else {
    $relatedArray[$subHandle] = $subValue;

And change line 115 from this:

$entryData[$handle] = $value;

To this:

if($field['type'] == "RichText") {
    $entryData[$handle] = (string)$value;
} else {
    $entryData[$handle] = $value;

This fixed Rich Text fields coming through as empty objects for me.

This plugin hasn't been updated in 3 years, so Craft probably changed something about how Rich Text fields are outputted and the plugin never adjusted. Just a guess.

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