I need a few small bits of data from Craft in a PHP file. It’s a really small task, so I don’t want to delve into writing plugins or anything hardcore.
It seemed to me the simplest way to approach it would be to use the ElementAPI plugin and then read the resulting JSON in the PHP (this is being tested using MAMP):
<?php // ID of entry I want $id = 563; // Grab data from ElementAPI $url = "http://localhost:8888/myApi/" . $id . ".json"; $data = file_get_contents($url); $json = json_decode($data); // output data echo "Entry title: " . $json -> title; ?>
This works perfectly.
However, that hard-coded URL does not sit well with me.
I tried grabbing the directory using a few variations, eg:
$url = __DIR__ . "/myApi/" . $id . ".json";
That gave me the correct path to the file, but the JSON isn’t generated — presumably because without the hard-coded address it’s not running the file through MAMP, so the PHP isn’t running.
I surely cannot manually update the URL every time I deploy a revision — that seems like a disaster in the making.
TIA for any solutions.