i am trying to get the html code of the description of a few themes from WordPress, i know this is possible to achieve in codecanyon, but can't get the hang of it in wordpress.org, i've read the api.wordpress.org documentation of theme and plugin section at https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress.org_API and was able to achieve this with plugins https://api.wordpress.org/plugins/info/1.0/{slug}.json, but themes aren't as clear. Can someone please help me out?

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If you're in the admin site you can use themes_api()

$info = themes_api( 'theme_information', [ 'slug' => 'twentyten' ] );
echo esc_textarea( $info->sections['description'] );

but that's plain text, not HTML. The API request it generates is


You can see the parameters in there as multiple URL-encoded request[key] parameters.

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    It should be $info->sections, not $info['section'] .. :)
    – Sally CJ
    Mar 21, 2020 at 12:00
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    @SallyCJ Oops, yes. Thanks!
    – Rup
    Mar 21, 2020 at 12:04

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