Social API

The Social API will allow you to create third-party applications to update your program listings and post them on various social media platforms.

Update Listing

Updates the specified program listing identified in the URL.

Formats: JSON
Method(s): POST
Parameters: program_keyword – Required. Specifies the program to update listing for

JSON ENCODED returned results

Success {‘success’:”success message”, ‘podcast-id’:”ID”}

Success with warnings: {‘success’:”success message”, ‘podcast-id’:”ID”, “warnings”:”Warning messages”}

Error: {‘request’:”REQUEST_URI”,‘error’:”error message”}

Note: Each warning should be separated with a new line.

POST Parameters

  • feed-url – The RSS feed URL for the specified podcast. Do not try to insert with the podcast episode data, will be used for a different purpose
  • title – Required. Title of the podcast episode. This is the feed podcast episode title, which may not be the same as the blog post title. Character limit is 255. UpdateOnePostKey: podcast_title
  • date – Required. Date in RFC 2822 format. UpdateOnePostKey: podcast_post_date
  • guid – RSS item guid value. If not specified, the media-url is used as the guid value. If the guid is not unique then the API call will return with failure stating as such. UpdateOnePostKey: podcast_guid
  • media-url – Required. Podcast enclosure “url” value, must be a complete URL with protocol schema. UpdateOnePostKey: podcast_filename
  • subtitle – iTunes Subtitle of podcast episode, or the first 255 characters of blog post. Character limit 255. UpdateOnePostKey: podcast_subtitle
  • duration – iTunes duration, specified in hh:mm:ss, or mm:ss, or ss where hh, mm, ss is a numeric value zero padded, e.g. 01:13:03. UpdateOnePostKey: podcast_seconds
  • filesize – Required. File size in bytes, this is the Podcast enclosure “length”. Value should not be formatted, should not include commas. e.g. 1567456 UpdateOnePostKey: podcast_title
  • explicit – iTunes explicit value, values can be one of: yes, no, clean. Value can also be omitted or not included indicating “no”. UpdateOnePostKey: podcast_title
  • link – RSS item “link” value, should be complete URL to the blog post or page associated with the podcast episode. UpdateOnePostKey: podcast_title
  • image – RSS item “itunes:image” value or the episode’s official image in square coverart form, should be a complete URL to the episode specific image. UpdateOnePostKey: podcast_title 

Get Social Options

Returns a record set of totals for a specific podcast program.

Formats: JSON
Method(s): GET
Parameters(s): program_keyword – Required. Specifices teh program to get social options for.

JSON ENCODED return results

Success: {“Success”:”success message”,”social-options”:”ARRAY-SOCIAL-OPTIONS“}

Error: {‘request:”REQUEST_URI”,”error”:”error message”}

Get Parameters:

  • ARRAY-SOCIAL-OPTIONS: This is an array of items of key/value pairs, some of which have an array of items within them. ARRAY-SOCIAL-OPTIONS include the following key=>value pairs
    • social-id – Identifier for the social destination, maps directly to the program_meta database table record meta_id where social network credentials are saved.
    • social-type – Type of destination, not limited to but currently supported values: twitter, facebook, youtube
    • social-image – URL to an image to represent the social network in a web page form.
    • social-title – Title of social destination, e.g. “Twitter @GeekNews” or “Todd Cochrane’s Facebook”
    • form-data – ARRAY-FORM-DATA of posting form fields with names and additional attributes.
    • Warnings – String of warning messages to display to the user at the time they are presented option to post to social.
  • ARRAY-FORM-DATA: This is an array of items of key/value pairs. The options are for generating the form and mapping the values to fields for the eventual post to social API call.
    • row-type – Specifies type of row to enter into form. Currently supported types: input-text, input-checkbox
    • row-order – Order number for the row to appear in form. Number starts with 1 and increments upward.
    • row-attributes – ROW-ATTRIBUTES-DATA specifies the attributes for the row item
  • ROW-ATTRIBUTES-DATA: Separated by type
    • HTML
      • content – Raw HTML text to be displayed in on page.
    • Input-Text
      • label – Required. Title of input, placed above input wrapped within a label tag.
      • placeholder – placeholder within input.
      • help-text – Text to go below input box.
      • rows – Number of rows for input box. Default if not specified is 1. If 2 or more, the textarea tag is used instead of input.
      • maxlengthMaximum character length for the input box.
      • name – Required. name of input field
      • value – Default value for input field
    • Input-Checkbox:
      • label – Title of input, placed to the right of checkbox within a label tag.
      • checked – Value of either blank (not checked) or ‘checked’ to indicate that the input should be checked upon initial loading. If not present the default is to not initially check the input
      • name – Name of input field (only used once)
      • value – Value of input field
    • Input-Radio:
      • label – Title of input, placed to the right of checkbox within a label tag.
      • checked – Value of either blank (not checked) or ‘checked’ to indicate that the input should be checked upon initial loading. If not present the default is to not initially check the input
      • name – Name of input field (may be used multiple times to indicate a series of checkboxes)
      • value – Value of input field


$social_options = array();
$social_options[‘success’] = ‘Post to social options for Angelo Mandato’;
$social_options[‘social-options’] = array();

// Create Twitter destination
$TwitterSocialOption = array();
$TwitterSocialOption[‘social-id’] = 6367;
$TwitterSocialOption[‘social-type’] = ‘twitter’;
$TwitterSocialOption[‘social-image’] = ‘’;
$TwitterSocialOption[‘social-title’] = ‘Post to @UserName Twitter’;
$TwitterSocialOption[‘form-data’] = array();

$TwitterSocialOption[‘form-data’][] = array(
‘label’=>’Twitter Message’,

// Add the Twitter Social destination
$social_options[‘social-options’][]= $TwitterSocialOption;

// Create Facebook desination
$FacebookSocialOption = array();
$FacebookSocialOption[‘social-id’] = 7154;
$FacebookSocialOption[‘social-type’] = ‘facebook’;
$FacebookSocialOption[‘social-image’] = ‘’;
$FacebookSocialOption[‘social-title’] = ‘Post to Full Name Facebook’;
$FacebookSocialOption[‘form-data’] = array();

$FacebookSocialOption[‘form-data’][] = array(
‘label’=>’Media File Title’,

$FacebookSocialOption[‘form-data’][] = array(
‘label’=>’Facebook Post Message’,

$FacebookSocialOption[‘form-data’][] = array(
‘label’=>’Your Facebook Wall’,

$FacebookSocialOption[‘form-data’][] = array(
‘label’=>’Name of Fan Page’,
‘value’=>’Name of Fan Page’,

// Add the Facebook Social destination
$social_options[‘social-options’][]= $FacebookSocialOption;

// Create YouTube desination
$YouTubeSocialOption = array();
$YouTubeSocialOption[‘social-id’] = 9561;
$YouTubeSocialOption[‘social-type’] = ‘youtube’;
$YouTubeSocialOption[‘social-image’] = ‘’;
$YouTubeSocialOption[‘social-title’] = ‘Post to YouTube Account’;
$YouTubeSocialOption[‘form-data’] = array();

$YouTubeSocialOption[‘form-data’][] = array(

$YouTubeSocialOption[‘form-data’][] = array(

// Add the YouTube Social destination
$social_options[‘social-options’][]= $YouTubeSocialOption;

echo json_encode( $social_options);



{“success”:”Post to social options for Angelo Mandato”,”social-options”:[

“social-title”:”Post to@UserName Twitter”,
“form-data”:[{“field-type”:”input-text”,”field-order”:”1″,”label”:”Twitter Message”,”name”:”content-6367″}]},

“social-title”:”Post to Full Name Facebook”,

{“field-type”:”input-text”,”field-order”:”1″,”label”:”Media File Title”,”name”:”title-7154″,”maxlength”:90},
{“field-type”:”input-text”,”field-order”:”2″,”label”:”Facebook Post Message”,”rows”:4,”name”:”content-7154″,”maxlength”:4000},
{“field-type”:”input-checkbox”,”field-order”:”3″,”label”:”Your Facebook Wall”,”name”:”destination-7154-wall”,”value”:”::wall::”, “checked”:”checked”},
{“field-type”:”input-checkbox”,”field-order”:”4″,”label”:”Name of Fan Page”, “name”:”destination-7154-734″,”value”:”Name of Fan Page”}]},

{“social-id”:9561,”social-type”:”youtube”,”social-image”:”http:\/\/\/path\/to\/youtube.png”,”social-title”:”Post to YouTube Account”,



Post to Social

Information to specific social destinations to the specified program identified in the URL (program_keyword)

Formats: JSON
Method(s): POST
Parameters: program_keyword – Required. Specifies the program to post for

Post Parameters

  • podcast-id – Required. ID of podcast to post to social.
  • post-data – Required. ARRAY-OF-DESTINATIONS to post to with specified parameters
  • ARRAY-OF-DESTINATIONS: Each item has specific social network information as well as values to post to that social network. These values are specific to that social network.
  • social-id – Required. Destination social ID which is the meta_id value of the social network settings in the programs_meta database table.
  • social-type – Required. Type of destination, not limited to but currently supported values: twitter, facebook, youtube
  • social-data – Required. SOCIAL-DATA-ARRAY of data to be posted to the specified social network
  • SOCIAL-DATA-ARRAY: Each item has specific post to social information for the social network it is used for.
    • content{SOCIAL-ID} – Required. Message to post to twitter. Character limit: 140
    • title{SOCIAL-ID} – Required. Title of media file. Character limit: 90
    • description{SOCIAL-ID}– Posting content to Facebook wall or fan page. Character limit: 4000 (true limit 63,206)
    • destination-{SOCIAL-ID}-{PAGE-ID} – One or more facebook destinations.  A special destination to the users’ personal wall is indicated with the page ID “wall” having the value “::wall::”. All other destinations specified go to Facebook fan pages the user has permission to post to.
    • title-{SOCIAL-ID} – Required. Title of posting to YouTube. Character limit: 100
    • description-{SOCIAL-ID} – Description of posting to YouTube. Character limit: 4000 (true limit 5,000)