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buttercms-python

Python Library for ButterCMS API.

Documentation

For a comprehensive list of examples, check out the API documentation.

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Installation

Install from PyPi using pip, a package manager for Python.

pip install buttercms-python

Usage

Getting started with the ButterCMS API couldn't be easier. Use your authorization token to create a ButterCMS client.

from butter_cms import ButterCMS

auth_token = "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX"
client = ButterCMS(auth_token)

All methods return dictionaries. The data can be navigated using keys and indexes like the example below.

response = client.posts.all()

posts = response['data'] 
# posts now contains a list of post dictionaries

my_post = posts[0]
# my_post contains the first returned post

print(my_post)
# {
#   "url": "http://www.example.com/blog/this-is-a-blog-post",
#   "created": "2015-06-12T13:59:32.441289Z",
#   "published": "2015-06-12T00:00:00Z",
#   ...
# }

Pages

The Page's .all() and .get() methods accept an optional params to add additional data to the response.

client.pages.all('news')

# Optional params
client.pages.all('news', {'foo': 'bar'})
client.pages.get('news', 'hello-world')

# Optional params
client.pages.get('news', 'hello-world', {'foo': 'bar'})

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Content Fields

The Content Field's .get() method accepts an optional params to add additional data to the response.

client.content_fields.get(['homepage_headline', 'homepage_title'])

# Localization
client.content_fields.get(['homepage_headline', 'homepage_title'], {'locale': 'en'})

# Test Mode 
client.content_fields.get(['homepage_headline', 'homepage_title'], {'test': 1})

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Blog Engine

Posts

client.posts.all({'page_size': 3, 'page': 1, 'exclude_body': 'true'})
client.posts.get('hello-world')
client.posts.search('query', {'page': 1, 'page_size': 10})

Authors

The Author's .all() and .get() methods accept an optional params to add additional data to the response.

  • {'include':'recent_posts'}: Adds each author's posts under the recent_posts key in that author's returned dictionary
client.authors.all()
client.authors.all({'include':'recent_posts'})
client.authors.get('jennifer-smith')
client.authors.get('jennifer-smith', {'include':'recent_posts'})

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Categories

The Category's .all() and .get() methods accept an optional params to add additional data to the response.

  • {'include':'recent_posts'}: Adds posts tagged with that category under the recent_posts key in that category's returned dictionary
client.categories.all()
client.categories.all({'include':'recent_posts'})
client.categories.get('product-updates')
client.categories.get('product-updates', {'include':'recent_posts'})

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Tags

The Tag's .all() and .get() methods accept an optional params to add additional data to the response.

  • {'include':'recent_posts'}: Adds posts tagged with that tag under the recent_posts key in that tag's returned dictionary
client.tags.all()
client.tags.all({'include':'recent_posts'})
client.tags.get('product-updates')
client.tags.get('product-updates', {'include':'recent_posts'})

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Feeds

client.feeds.get('rss')
client.feeds.get('atom')
client.feeds.get('sitemap')

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Other

View Python Blog engine and Full CMS for other examples of using ButterCMS with Python.

Tests

To run tests:

python -m unittest butter_cms/unit_tests.py
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