Random Quote Machine JSON / AJAX Issues [RESOLVED]

Random Quote Machine JSON / AJAX Issues [RESOLVED]
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#1

Hello fellow campers,

I’ve been reading documentation over and over, but can’t seem to figure out why the JSON data isn’t loading onto my page. Here’s the API I’m using:
http://quotesondesign.com/wp-json/posts?filter[orderby]=rand&filter[posts_per_page]=1
and here’s my code:

$.ajax({
   url:  "http://quotesondesign.com/wp-json/posts?filter[orderby]=rand&filter[posts_per_page]=1",
   cache: false,
   dataType: "json",
    success: function(json) {
      $("#text").html(json[0].content);
      $("#author").html(json[0].title);
    }
  });

and codepen:

Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.


#2

Hey. You need to add an “s” in the http, otherwise the request won’t be allowed. I would also suggest to “dry” up your code a bit, having the same ajax call two times seems like it could be optimized.


#3

Thank you so much. It works fine now. Yeah, I’m going to throw it into its own function now that I’m done staring at it for hours. Thanks again!


#4

No problem! Since you are using jQuery, you could easily call the function that will wrap your ajax call via the .trigger() method.

Something like this:

function getQuote() {
  // Ajax call
}

$("#randomize").click(function() {
  // Stuff
  getQuote();
}).trigger('click');

This way the click will be triggered once (displaying a quote when the first time the page will load), and then it will call your function as usual.


#5

Very cool. Works perfect!