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I'm a little new to Wordpress and the JSON API so forgive me if this is a newbie question but i'm trying to get all of the posts of a few different custom post types and return them as JSON via my own JSON controller (extending the JSON API)

if I do this:

$posts = $json_api->introspector->get_posts(array('post_type' => array('post','tweet','gallery','video','music'), 'post_parent' => 0, 'order' => 'ASC', 'orderby' => 'date', 'numberposts' => 100000000000));
echo count($posts);

I only get "10" posts but there are a lot more in the db. Whereas if I do this:

echo count(get_posts(array('post_type' => array('post','tweet','gallery','video','music'), 'post_parent' => 0, 'order' => 'ASC', 'orderby' => 'date', 'numberposts' => 100000000000)));

I get "74", the correct number of posts in the db. Essentially the JSON API is limiting the returned value to only 10 posts. I'm pretty sure I can hack the JSON API plugin to allow more but that seems like it would mess up my code for any API upgrades.

Is there a way to set the JSONAPI->introspector post number to "all"


[Mods: I have cross posted this in stack overflow a minute ago but wasn't sure which site would be better to post this question please let me know and I'll remove as appropriate]

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I'm answering my own question because it might be useful to someone else sometime.

After reading through the somewhat sparse documentation on the wordpress plugin directory and getting nowhere. I found a variable in the JSON API code here's how it works PS -1 just mean "all":

$posts = $json_api->introspector->get_posts(array('post_type' => array('post','tweet','gallery','video','music'), 'post_parent' => 0, 'order' => 'ASC', 'orderby' => 'date', 'numberposts' => 4));
echo count($posts);

you can set the count to whatever you want before making the api call.

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This will remove limit from child post requests

  1. Open file singletons/introspector.php within JSON Api plugin folder.
  2. add 'showposts' => -1 after 'orderby' => 'menu_order'
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A link to another support request? Honestly? – kaiser Nov 23 '12 at 15:47

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