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Pinterest API - PHP

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A PHP wrapper for the official Pinterest API.

Requirements

  • PHP 5.4 or higher
  • cURL
  • Registered Pinterest App

Get started

To use the Pinterest API you have to register yourself as a developer and create an application. After you've created your app you will receive a app_id and app_secret.

The terms client_id and client_secret are in this case app_id and app_secret.

Installation

The Pinterest API wrapper is available on Composer.

composer require dirkgroenen/Pinterest-API-PHP

If you're not using Composer (which you should start using, unless you've got a good reason not to) you can include the autoload.php file in your project.

Simple Example

use DirkGroenen\Pinterest\Pinterest;

$pinterest = new Pinterest(CLIENT_ID, CLIENT_SECRET);

After you have initialized the class you can get a login URL:

$loginurl = $pinterest->auth->getLoginUrl(CALLBACK_URL, array('read_public'));
echo '<a href=' . $loginurl . '>Authorize Pinterest</a>';

Check the Pinterest documentation for the available scopes.

After your user has used the login link to authorize he will be send back to the given CALLBACK_URL. The URL will contain the code which can be exchanged into an access_token. To exchange the code for an access_token and set it you can use the following code:

if(isset($_GET["code"])){
    $token = $pinterest->auth->getOAuthToken($_GET["code"]);
    $pinterest->auth->setOAuthToken($token->access_token);
}

Get the user's profile

To get the profile of the current logged in user you can use the Users::me(<array>); method.

$me = $pinterest->users->me();
echo $me;

Models

The API wrapper will parse all data through it's corresponding model. This results in the possibility to (for example) directly echo your model into a JSON string.

Models also show the available fields (which are also described in the Pinterest documentation). By default, not all fields are returned, so this can help you when providing extra fields to the request.

Available models

User

Pin

Board

Interest

  • id
  • name

Retrieving extra fields

If you want more fields you can specify these in the $data (GET requests) or $fields (PATCH requests) array. Example:

$pinterest->users->me();

Response:

{
    "id": "503066358284560467",
    "username": null,
    "first_name": "Dirk ",
    "last_name": "Groenen",
    "bio": null,
    "created_at": null,
    "counts": null,
    "image": null
}

By default, not all fields are returned. The returned data from the API has been parsed into the User model. Every field in this model can be filled by parsing an extra $data array with the key fields. Say we want the user's username, first_name, last_name and image (small and large):

$pinterest->users->me(array(
    'fields' => 'username,first_name,last_name,image[small,large]'
));

The response will now be:

{
    "id": "503066358284560467",
    "username": "dirkgroenen",
    "first_name": "Dirk ",
    "last_name": "Groenen",
    "bio": null,
    "created_at": null,
    "counts": null,
    "image": {
        "small": {
                "url": "http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/avatars/dirkgroenen_1438089829_30.jpg",
                "width": 30,
                "height": 30
            },
            "large": {
                "url": "http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/avatars/dirkgroenen_1438089829_280.jpg",
                "width": 280,
                "height": 280
            }
        }
    }
}

Collection

When the API returns multiple models (for instance when your requesting the pins from a board) the wrapper will put those into a Collection.

The output of a collection contains the data and page key. If you echo the collection you will see a json encoded output containing both of these. Using the collection as an array will only return the items from data.

Available methods for the collection class:

Get all items

all()

$pins = $pinterest->users->getMeLikes();
$pins->all();

Returns: array<Model>

Get item at index

get( int $index )

$pins = $pinterest->users->getMeLikes();
$pins->get(0);

Returns: Model

Check if collection has next page

hasNextPage()

$pins = $pinterest->users->getMeLikes();
$pins->hasNextPage();

Returns: Boolean

Available methods

Every method containing a data array can be filled with extra data. This can be for example extra fields or pagination.

Authentication

The methods below are available through $pinterest->auth.

Get login URL

getLoginUrl(string $redirect_uri, array $scopes, string $response_type = "code");

$pinterest->auth->getLoginUrl("https://pinterest.dev/callback.php", array("read_public"));

Check the Pinterest documentation for the available scopes.

Note: since 0.2.0 the default authentication method has changed to code instead of token. This means you have to exchange the returned code for an access_token.

Get access_token

getOAuthToken( string $code );

$pinterest->auth->getOAuthToken($code);

Set access_token

setOAuthToken( string $access_token );

$pinterest->auth->setOAuthToken($access_token);

Get state

getState();

$pinterest->auth->getState();

Returns: string

Set state

setState( string $state );

This method can be used to set a state manually, but this isn't required since the API will automatically generate a random state on initialize.

$pinterest->auth->setState($state);

Rate limit

Get limit

getRateLimit();

This method can be used to get the maximum number of requests.

$pinterest->getRateLimit();

Returns: int

Get remaining

getRateLimitRemaining();

This method can be used to get the remaining number of calls.

$pinterest->getRateLimitRemaining();

Returns: int

Users

The methods below are available through $pinterest->users.

You also cannot access a user’s boards or Pins who has not authorized your app.

Get logged in user

me( array $data );

$pinterest->users->me();

Returns: User

Find a user

find( string $username_or_id );

$pinterest->users->find('dirkgroenen');

Returns: User

Get user's pins

getMePins( array $data );

$pinterest->users->getMePins();

Returns: Collection<Pin>

Search in user's pins

getMePins( string $query, array $data );

$pinterest->users->searchMePins("cats");

Returns: Collection<Pin>

Search in user's boards

searchMeBoards( string $query, array $data );

$pinterest->users->searchMeBoards("cats");

Returns: Collection<Board>

Get user's boards

getMeBoards( array $data );

$pinterest->users->getMeBoards();

Returns: Collection<Board>

Get user's likes

getMeLikes( array $data );

$pinterest->users->getMeLikes();

Returns: Collection<Pin>

Get user's followers

getMeLikes( array $data );

$pinterest->users->getMeFollowers();

Returns: Collection<Pin>

Boards

The methods below are available through $pinterest->boards.

Get board

get( string $board_id, array $data );

$pinterest->boards->get("dirkgroenen/pinterest-api-test");

Returns: Board

Create board

create( array $data );

$pinterest->boards->create(array(
    "name"          => "Test board from API",
    "description"   => "Test Board From API Test"
));

Returns: Board

Edit board

edit( string $board_id, array $data, string $fields = null );

$pinterest->boards-edit("dirkgroenen/pinterest-api-test", array(
    "name"  => "Test board after edit"
));

Returns: Board

Delete board

delete( string $board_id, array $data );

$pinterest->boards->delete("dirkgroenen/pinterest-api-test");

Returns: True|PinterestException

Pins

The methods below are available through $pinterest->pins.

Get pin

get( string $pin_id, array $data );

$pinterest->pins->get("181692166190246650");

Returns: Pin

Get pins from board

fromBoard( string $board_id, array $data );

$pinterest->pins->fromBoard("dirkgroenen/pinterest-api-test");

Returns: Collection<Pin>

Create pin

create( array $data );

Creating a pin with an image hosted somewhere else:

$pinterest->pins->create(array(
    "note"          => "Test board from API",
    "image_url"     => "https://download.unsplash.com/photo-1438216983993-cdcd7dea84ce",
    "board"         => "dirkgroenen/pinterest-api-test"
));

Creating a pin with an image located on the server:

$pinterest->pins->create(array(
    "note"          => "Test board from API",
    "image"         => "/path/to/image.png",
    "board"         => "dirkgroenen/pinterest-api-test"
));

Creating a pin with a base64 encoded image:

$pinterest->pins->create(array(
    "note"          => "Test board from API",
    "image_base64"  => "[base64 encoded image]",
    "board"         => "dirkgroenen/pinterest-api-test"
));

Returns: Pin

Edit pin

edit( string $pin_id, array $data, string $fields = null );

$pinterest->pins->edit("181692166190246650", array(
    "note"  => "Updated name"
));

Returns: Pin

Delete pin

delete( string $pin_id, array $data );

$pinterest->pins->delete("181692166190246650");

Returns: True|PinterestException

Following

The methods below are available through $pinterest->following.

Following users

users( array $data );

$pinterest->following->users();

Returns: Collection<User>

Following boards

boards( array $data );

$pinterest->following->boards();

Returns: Collection<Board>

Following interests/categories

interests( array $data );

$pinterest->following->interests();

Returns: Collection<Interest>

Follow an user

followUser( string $username_or_id );

$pinterest->following->followUser("dirkgroenen");

Returns: True|PinterestException

Unfollow an user

unfollowUser( string $username_or_id );

$pinterest->following->unfollowUser("dirkgroenen");

Returns: True|PinterestException

Follow a board

followBoard( string $board_id );

$pinterest->following->followBoard("503066289565421201");

Returns: True|PinterestException

Unfollow a board

unfollowBoard( string $board_id );

$pinterest->following->unfollowBoard("503066289565421201");

Returns: True|PinterestException

Follow an interest

According to the Pinterest documentation this endpoint exists, but for some reason their API is returning an error at the moment.

followInterest( string $interest );

$pinterest->following->followInterest("architecten-911112299766");

Returns: True|PinterestException

Unfollow an interest

According to the Pinterest documentation this endpoint exists, but for some reason their API is returning an error at the moment.

unfollowInterest( string $interest );

$pinterest->following->unfollowInterest("architecten-911112299766");

Returns: True|PinterestException

Examples

Use can take a look at the ./demo directory for a simple example.

Let me know if you have an (example) project using the this library.