GET /sites/$site/posts/

Return matching Posts

Resource URL

Type URL and Format
GET https://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1/sites/$site/posts/

Method Parameters

Parameter Type Description
$site (int|string) The site ID, The site domain

Query Parameters

Parameter Type Description
context (string)
display:
(default) Formats the output as HTML for display. Shortcodes are parsed, paragraph tags are added, etc..
edit:
Formats the output for editing. Shortcodes are left unparsed, significant whitespace is kept, etc..
http_envelope (bool)
false:
(default)
true:
Some environments (like in-browser Javascript or Flash) block or divert responses with a non-200 HTTP status code. Setting this parameter will force the HTTP status code to always be 200. The JSON response is wrapped in an "envelope" containing the "real" HTTP status code and headers.
pretty (bool)
false:
(default)
true:
Output pretty JSON
meta (string) Optional. Loads data from the endpoints found in the 'meta' part of the response. Comma separated list. Example: meta=site,likes
fields (string) Optional. Returns specified fields only. Comma separated list. Example: fields=ID,title
callback (string) An optional JSONP callback function.
number (int) The number of posts to return. Limit: 100. Default: 20.
offset (int) 0-indexed offset.
page (int) Return the Nth 1-indexed page of posts. Takes precedence over the offset parameter.
order (string)
DESC:
(default) Return posts in descending order. For dates, that means newest to oldest.
ASC:
Return posts in ascending order. For dates, that means oldest to newest.
order_by (string)
date:
(default) Order by the created time of each post.
modified:
Order by the modified time of each post.
title:
Order lexicographically by the posts' titles.
comment_count:
Order by the number of comments for each post.
ID:
Order by post ID.
after (iso 8601 datetime) Return posts dated on or after the specified datetime.
before (iso 8601 datetime) Return posts dated on or before the specified datetime.
tag (string) Specify the tag name or slug.
category (string) Specify the category name or slug.
type (string) Specify the post type. Defaults to 'post', use 'any' to query for both posts and pages. Post types besides post and page need to be whitelisted using the rest_api_allowed_post_types filter.
status (string)
publish:
(default) Return only published posts.
private:
Return only private posts.
draft:
Return only draft posts.
pending:
Return only posts pending editorial approval.
future:
Return only posts scheduled for future publishing.
trash:
Return only posts in the trash.
any:
Return all posts regardless of status.
sticky (bool)
false:
(default) Post is not marked as sticky.
true:
Stick the post to the front page.
author (int) Author's user ID
search (string) Search query
meta_key (string) Metadata key that the post should contain
meta_value (string) Metadata value that the post should contain. Will only be applied if a `meta_key` is also given

Response Parameters

Parameter Type Description
found (int) The total number of posts found that match the request (ignoring limits, offsets, and pagination).
posts (array) An array of post objects.

Example

cURL

curl 'https://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1/sites/en.blog.wordpress.com/posts/?number=5&pretty=1'

PHP

<?php

$options  = array (
  'http' => 
  array (
    'ignore_errors' => true,
  ),
);

$context  = stream_context_create( $options );
$response = file_get_contents(
  'https://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1/sites/en.blog.wordpress.com/posts/?number=5&pretty=1',
  false,
  $context
);
$response = json_decode( $response );

?>

Response Body

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            "author": {
                "ID": 14818610,
                "login": "thomasguillot",
                "email": false,
                "name": "Thomas Guillot",
                "nice_name": "thomasguillot",
                "URL": "http:\/\/www.thomasguillot.com",
                "avatar_URL": "https:\/\/2.gravatar.com\/avatar\/edda6f87ac9aec0c8464e1b2f1298790?s=96&d=retro",
                "profile_URL": "http:\/\/en.gravatar.com\/thomasguillot",
                "site_ID": 14357053
            },
            "date": "2014-08-28T15:00:28+00:00",
            "modified": "2014-08-28T14:00:24+00:00",
            "title": "New Theme: Goran",
            "URL": "http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/28\/goran\/",
            "short_URL": "http:\/\/wp.me\/sf2B5-goran",
            "content": "<p>We have a new free theme to announce today: <em>Goran<\/em>!<\/p>\n<h3><a href=\"http:\/\/theme.wordpress.com\/themes\/goran\/\">Goran<\/a><\/h3>\n<p><a href=\"http:\/\/theme.wordpress.com\/themes\/goran\/\"><img class=\"alignnone wp-image-28425 size-large\" src=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/goran-theme-front-page.jpg?w=584&#038;h=640\" alt=\"Goran: Front Page\"   \/><\/a><\/p>\n<p>Designed by <a href=\"http:\/\/thomasguillot.com\/\">yours truly<\/a>, <em>Goran<\/em> is a functional, responsive, multi-purpose theme that&#8217;s a perfect option for your business website.<\/p>\n<p><img class=\"alignnone size-full wp-image-28426\" src=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/goran-theme-responsive.jpg?w=584\" alt=\"Goran: Responsive Design\"   \/><\/p>\n<hr \/>\n<p>Learn more about the free <em>Goran<\/em> theme <a href=\"http:\/\/theme.wordpress.com\/themes\/goran\/\">at the theme showcase<\/a>, or preview it by going to <em>Appearance \u2192 Themes<\/em>.<\/p>\n",
            "excerpt": "<p>Announcing <em>Goran<\/em>, a new free business theme available for WordPress.com sites! <a href=\"http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/28\/goran\/\">Continue reading <span class=\"meta-nav\">&rarr;<\/span><\/a><\/p>\n",
            "slug": "goran",
            "guid": "http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/?p=28411",
            "status": "publish",
            "sticky": false,
            "password": "",
            "parent": false,
            "type": "post",
            "comments_open": true,
            "pings_open": false,
            "likes_enabled": true,
            "sharing_enabled": true,
            "gplusauthorship_enabled": false,
            "comment_count": 35,
            "like_count": 601,
            "i_like": 0,
            "is_reblogged": 0,
            "is_following": 0,
            "global_ID": "3776b423678b10824e74b697dde31238",
            "featured_image": "",
            "post_thumbnail": null,
            "format": "standard",
            "geo": false,
            "publicize_URLs": [

            ],
            "tags": {
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                    "name": "business",
                    "slug": "business",
                    "description": "",
                    "post_count": 2,
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                    }
                },
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                        }
                    }
                }
            },
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                        }
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                }
            },
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        },
        {
            "ID": 28303,
            "site_ID": 3584907,
            "author": {
                "ID": 10183950,
                "login": "cherilucas",
                "email": false,
                "name": "Cheri Lucas Rowlands",
                "nice_name": "cherilucas",
                "URL": "http:\/\/writingthroughthefog.com",
                "avatar_URL": "https:\/\/0.gravatar.com\/avatar\/36207d4c7c014b0999b995ca3971d383?s=96&d=retro",
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            "date": "2014-08-26T15:00:35+00:00",
            "modified": "2014-08-26T20:07:57+00:00",
            "title": "Projects Around the World",
            "URL": "http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/26\/projects-around-the-world\/",
            "short_URL": "http:\/\/wp.me\/pf2B5-7mv",
            "content": "<p>We&#8217;re inspired to see bloggers\u00a0doing things they love and using this platform to make their voices heard. Here&#8217;s a look at some interesting projects around the globe.<\/p>\n<h3><a href=\"http:\/\/russellchapman.wordpress.com\" target=\"_blank\">Russell Chapman: Telling the stories of Syrian refugees<\/a><\/h3>\n<div id=\"attachment_28314\" style=\"width: 594px\" class=\"wp-caption aligncenter\"><a href=\"http:\/\/russellchapman.wordpress.com\/2013\/04\/03\/documenting-syria\/\"><img class=\"size-large wp-image-28314\" src=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/dsc_2547.jpg?w=584&#038;h=432\" alt=\"Image by Russell Chapman\"   \/><\/a><p class=\"wp-caption-text\"><a href=\"http:\/\/russellchapman.wordpress.com\/2013\/04\/03\/documenting-syria\/\">Image<\/a> by <a href=\"http:\/\/russellchapman.wordpress.com\/\">Russell Chapman<\/a><\/p><\/div>\n<p>Last year, photographer and writer Russell Chapman <a href=\"http:\/\/russellchapman.wordpress.com\/2013\/04\/03\/documenting-syria\/\" target=\"_blank\">documented the conflict in Syria<\/a>\u00a0and\u00a0spent time in Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan. His book, <a href=\"http:\/\/www.amazon.com\/dp\/8890976306\/ref=cm_sw_su_dp\" target=\"_blank\"><em>Syria: Refugees and Rebels<\/em><\/a>, compiles images of his time there. Russell is currently working on <a href=\"https:\/\/www.indiegogo.com\/projects\/syrian-refugees-rebuilding-their-future\" target=\"_blank\">a project to tell the stories of Syrian refugees rebuilding their lives in Jordan<\/a>.<\/p>\n<div data-carousel-extra='{\"blog_id\":3584907,\"permalink\":\"http:\\\/\\\/en.blog.wordpress.com\\\/2014\\\/08\\\/26\\\/projects-around-the-world\\\/\",\"likes_blog_id\":3584907}' class=\"tiled-gallery type-rectangular tiled-gallery-unresized\" data-original-width=\"584\"><div class=\"gallery-row\" data-original-width=\"584\" data-original-height=\"196\" style=\"width: 584px; height: 192px;\"><div data-original-width=\"292\" data-original-height=\"196\" class=\"gallery-group images-1\" style=\"width: 292px; height: 196px;\"><div class=\"tiled-gallery-item tiled-gallery-item-large\"><a href=\"http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/26\/projects-around-the-world\/_dsc2762\/\"><img  data-original-width=\"288\" data-original-height=\"192\" data-attachment-id=\"28375\" data-orig-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/dsc2762.jpg\" data-orig-size=\"1024,684\" data-comments-opened=\"1\" data-image-meta=\"{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;8&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;Russell Chapman&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;NIKON D600&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1365863989&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;Russell Chapman&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;70&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;100&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.00625&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}\" data-image-title=\"_DSC2762\" data-image-description=\"\" data-medium-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/dsc2762.jpg?w=300\" data-large-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/dsc2762.jpg?w=584\" src=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/dsc2762.jpg?w=288&#038;h=192\" width=\"288\" height=\"192\" style=\"width:288px; height:192px;\" align=\"left\" title=\"_DSC2762\" alt=\"\" \/><\/a><div class=\"tiled-gallery-caption\">Image by <a href=\"http:\/\/russellchapman.wordpress.com\/\">Russell Chapman<\/a><\/div><\/div><\/div><div data-original-width=\"292\" data-original-height=\"196\" class=\"gallery-group images-1\" style=\"width: 292px; height: 196px;\"><div class=\"tiled-gallery-item tiled-gallery-item-large\"><a href=\"http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/26\/projects-around-the-world\/_dsc3274\/\"><img  data-original-width=\"288\" data-original-height=\"192\" data-attachment-id=\"28376\" data-orig-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/dsc3274.jpg\" data-orig-size=\"1024,684\" data-comments-opened=\"1\" data-image-meta=\"{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;8&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;Russell Chapman&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;NIKON D600&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1366386169&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;Russell Chapman&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;120&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;100&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.005&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}\" data-image-title=\"_DSC3274\" data-image-description=\"\" data-medium-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/dsc3274.jpg?w=300\" data-large-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/dsc3274.jpg?w=584\" src=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/dsc3274.jpg?w=288&#038;h=192\" width=\"288\" height=\"192\" style=\"width:288px; height:192px;\" align=\"left\" title=\"_DSC3274\" alt=\"\" \/><\/a><div class=\"tiled-gallery-caption\">Image by <a href=\"http:\/\/russellchapman.wordpress.com\/\">Russell Chapman<\/a><\/div><\/div><\/div><\/div><\/div>\n<h3><a href=\"http:\/\/mountain2mountain.wordpress.com\" target=\"_blank\">Shannon Galpin: Empowering cyclists in Afghanistan<\/a><\/h3>\n<div id=\"attachment_28307\" style=\"width: 594px\" class=\"wp-caption aligncenter\"><a href=\"http:\/\/mountain2mountain.wordpress.com\/2014\/05\/20\/afghan-team-heads-to-asia-cycling-championship\/\"><img class=\"wp-image-28307 size-large\" src=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/deni-bechard-2.jpg?w=584&#038;h=438\" alt=\"Image of the Afghan Women\u2019s National Team by Deni Bechard\"   \/><\/a><p class=\"wp-caption-text\"><a href=\"http:\/\/mountain2mountain.wordpress.com\/2014\/05\/20\/afghan-team-heads-to-asia-cycling-championship\/\">Image<\/a> by <a href=\"http:\/\/instagram.com\/denibechard\">Deni Bechard<\/a><\/p><\/div>\n<p>Cyclist, women&#8217;s rights activist, and\u00a0<a href=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=bZ3qQySIPgI\" target=\"_blank\">TEDx speaker<\/a>\u00a0<a href=\"http:\/\/mountain2mountain.wordpress.com\" target=\"_blank\">Shannon Galpin<\/a> &#8212; named a\u00a0<a href=\"http:\/\/adventure.nationalgeographic.com\/adventure\/adventurers-of-the-year\/2013\/shannon-galpin\/\" target=\"_blank\"><em>National Geographic <\/em>Adventurer of the Year in 2013<\/a><em> &#8212;\u00a0<\/em>is the founder of\u00a0<a href=\"http:\/\/www.mountain2mountain.org\/\" target=\"_blank\">Mountain2Mountain<\/a>. Using the mountain bike as a vehicle for social justice in Afghanistan, she works on projects like supporting the <a href=\"http:\/\/mountain2mountain.wordpress.com\/afghanistan-womens-cycling\/\" target=\"_blank\">national cycling teams<\/a>,\u00a0donating bikes, and training <a href=\"http:\/\/mountain2mountain.wordpress.com\/2014\/07\/31\/girls-on-bikes-a-revolution-on-two-wheels-in-real-time\/\" target=\"_blank\">female cyclists<\/a>. Her book, <a href=\"http:\/\/www.indiebound.org\/book\/9781250046642\" target=\"_blank\"><em>Mountain to Mountain: A Journey of Adventure and Activism for the Women of Afghanistan<\/em><\/a>, will be released on September 16.<\/p>\n<div data-carousel-extra='{\"blog_id\":3584907,\"permalink\":\"http:\\\/\\\/en.blog.wordpress.com\\\/2014\\\/08\\\/26\\\/projects-around-the-world\\\/\",\"likes_blog_id\":3584907}' class=\"tiled-gallery type-rectangular tiled-gallery-unresized\" data-original-width=\"584\"><div class=\"gallery-row\" data-original-width=\"584\" data-original-height=\"207\" style=\"width: 584px; height: 203px;\"><div data-original-width=\"275\" data-original-height=\"207\" class=\"gallery-group images-1\" style=\"width: 275px; height: 207px;\"><div class=\"tiled-gallery-item tiled-gallery-item-large\"><a href=\"http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/26\/projects-around-the-world\/olympus-digital-camera-12\/\"><img  data-original-width=\"271\" data-original-height=\"203\" data-attachment-id=\"28379\" data-orig-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/shannon-1-5-2.jpg\" data-orig-size=\"4608,3456\" data-comments-opened=\"1\" data-image-meta=\"{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;4.1&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;E-PM2&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1397898792&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;108&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;200&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.002&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}\" data-image-title=\"OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA\" data-image-description=\"\" data-medium-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/shannon-1-5-2.jpg?w=300\" data-large-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/shannon-1-5-2.jpg?w=584\" src=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/shannon-1-5-2.jpg?w=271&#038;h=203\" width=\"271\" height=\"203\" style=\"width:271px; height:203px;\" align=\"left\" title=\"OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA\" alt=\"\" \/><\/a><div class=\"tiled-gallery-caption\"><a href=\"http:\/\/mountain2mountain.wordpress.com\/2014\/06\/23\/help-send-the-afghan-women-to-the-asian-games\/\">Image<\/a> by <a href=\"http:\/\/instagram.com\/denibechard\">Deni Bechard<\/a><\/div><\/div><\/div><div data-original-width=\"309\" data-original-height=\"207\" class=\"gallery-group images-1\" style=\"width: 309px; height: 207px;\"><div class=\"tiled-gallery-item tiled-gallery-item-large\"><a href=\"http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/26\/projects-around-the-world\/10338763_328839847273640_7819395188590304469_n-2\/\"><img  data-original-width=\"305\" data-original-height=\"203\" data-attachment-id=\"28380\" data-orig-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/10338763_328839847273640_7819395188590304469_n-2.jpg\" data-orig-size=\"960,640\" data-comments-opened=\"1\" data-image-meta=\"{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}\" data-image-title=\"10338763_328839847273640_7819395188590304469_n 2\" data-image-description=\"\" data-medium-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/10338763_328839847273640_7819395188590304469_n-2.jpg?w=300\" data-large-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/10338763_328839847273640_7819395188590304469_n-2.jpg?w=584\" src=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/10338763_328839847273640_7819395188590304469_n-2.jpg?w=305&#038;h=203\" width=\"305\" height=\"203\" style=\"width:305px; height:203px;\" align=\"left\" title=\"10338763_328839847273640_7819395188590304469_n 2\" alt=\"\" \/><\/a><div class=\"tiled-gallery-caption\"><a href=\"http:\/\/mountain2mountain.wordpress.com\/2014\/07\/31\/girls-on-bikes-a-revolution-on-two-wheels-in-real-time\/\">Image by Fatima Haidary<\/a><\/div><\/div><\/div><\/div><\/div>\n<h3><a href=\"http:\/\/markdeeble.wordpress.com\/\" target=\"_blank\">Mark Deeble: Documenting\u00a0endangered elephants in East Africa<\/a><\/h3>\n<div id=\"attachment_28309\" style=\"width: 594px\" class=\"wp-caption aligncenter\"><a href=\"http:\/\/markdeeble.wordpress.com\/2014\/05\/04\/elephants-why-bother\/\"><img class=\"size-large wp-image-28309\" src=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/elephant-baby-at-waterhole.jpg?w=584&#038;h=307\" alt=\"Image by Mark Deeble\"   \/><\/a><p class=\"wp-caption-text\"><a href=\"http:\/\/markdeeble.wordpress.com\/2014\/05\/04\/elephants-why-bother\/\/\">Image by <\/a><a href=\"http:\/\/markdeeble.wordpress.com\/\">Mark Deeble<\/a><\/p><\/div>\n<p>Filmmaker <a href=\"http:\/\/markdeeble.wordpress.com\" target=\"_blank\">Mark Deeble<\/a> has been\u00a0making <a href=\"http:\/\/www.deeblestone.com\/\" target=\"_blank\">wildlife films<\/a> in East Africa with his\u00a0partner, Vicky, for twenty-five years. 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Two scholars,\u00a0Nancy Linthicum and\u00a0Michele Henjum, want to make it easier for bibliophiles and booksellers to connect, and for scholars, visitors, and residents to find the literature they&#8217;re looking for. They created <em><a href=\"http:\/\/cairobookstop.wordpress.com\/\" target=\"_blank\">CairoBookStop<\/a>,\u00a0<\/em>a site\u00a0with a growing list of booksellers and publishing houses, and the basics\u00a0on finding books in the city (including the book stalls of\u00a0<a href=\"http:\/\/cairobookstop.wordpress.com\/find-a-book-in-cairo\/soor-el-azbakeya\/\" target=\"_blank\">Soor el-Azbakeya<\/a> and the <a href=\"http:\/\/cairobookstop.wordpress.com\/find-a-book-in-cairo\/cairo-international-book-fair\/\" target=\"_blank\">Cairo International Book Fair<\/a>). Read <a href=\"http:\/\/arablit.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/21\/cairobookstop-new-website-aims-to-map-cairos-book-scene\/\" target=\"_blank\">M. 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They bake out of different host kitchens, and collaborate with\u00a0people who donate pie pans and other supplies. Now, they&#8217;re working toward <a href=\"https:\/\/pieitforward.wordpress.com\/about\/\" target=\"_blank\">establishing a donation-based food service<\/a>, and securing a vehicle\u00a0they can use to travel throughout Michigan.<\/p>\n<h3><a href=\"http:\/\/enablingthefuture.org\/\" target=\"_blank\">E-nabling the Future: Creating prosthetic hand devices for people in need<\/a><\/h3>\n<div id=\"attachment_28324\" style=\"width: 594px\" class=\"wp-caption aligncenter\"><a href=\"http:\/\/enablingthefuture.org\/2014\/08\/10\/prosthetists-meet-3d-printers-e-nable-conference\/\"><img class=\"size-large wp-image-28324\" src=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/hopkinsday1-7.jpg?w=584&#038;h=388\" alt=\"Image by E-nabling Our Future\"   \/><\/a><p class=\"wp-caption-text\"><a href=\"http:\/\/enablingthefuture.org\/2014\/08\/10\/prosthetists-meet-3d-printers-e-nable-conference\/\">Image<\/a> by <a href=\"http:\/\/enablingthefuture.org\/\"><i>E-nabling Our Future<\/i><\/a><\/p><\/div>\n<p>In 2012, two strangers &#8212; Ivan Owen and Richard van As &#8212; created the first working prototype for\u00a0a <a href=\"http:\/\/www.robohand.net\/\" target=\"_blank\">Robohand<\/a>\u00a0design of\u00a0finger replacements. To date, more than 200 devices have been fitted on people all over the world, giving access and opportunity to those not typically able to afford prosthetic devices. The network at <em><a href=\"http:\/\/enablingthefuture.org\/\" target=\"_blank\">E-nabling the Future<\/a>\u00a0<\/em>creates\u00a0open source designs for <a href=\"http:\/\/enablingthefuture.org\/upper-limb-prosthetics\/\" target=\"_blank\">mechanical hand-assistive devices<\/a> that can be downloaded and printed\u00a0for less than fifty dollars.<\/p>\n<p><em>We hope you&#8217;re just as inspired as we are by these projects!\u00a0<\/em><\/p>\n",
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            "title": "Ferguson: Ten Bloggers Speak Out",
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            "content": "<p>Many\u00a0details about\u00a0the violent\u00a0death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, remain unclear. What is beyond doubt is the intensity of reactions to\u00a0this story &#8212;\u00a0in the media and\u00a0in neighborhoods all over\u00a0the US (and beyond). Here are\u00a0ten personal perspectives on this event and its aftermath, from writers\u00a0representing a diverse cross-section of the WordPress.com community.<\/p>\n<div id=\"attachment_28353\" style=\"width: 594px\" class=\"wp-caption aligncenter\"><a href=\"https:\/\/www.flickr.com\/photos\/104257326@N05\/14938226361\/\"><img class=\"wp-image-28353 size-large\" src=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/14938226361_6a7a43dfda_o.jpg?w=584&#038;h=378\" alt=\"14938226361_6a7a43dfda_o\"   \/><\/a><p class=\"wp-caption-text\"><a href=\"https:\/\/www.flickr.com\/photos\/104257326@N05\/14938226361\/\">Image<\/a> by <a href=\"https:\/\/www.flickr.com\/photos\/104257326@N05\/\">Shawn Semmler<\/a> (<a href=\"https:\/\/creativecommons.org\/licenses\/by\/2.0\/\">CC BY 2.<\/a>0)<\/p><\/div>\n<p>&nbsp;<\/p>\n<h3><a href=\"http:\/\/gukira.wordpress.com\/\">Gukira<\/a><\/h3>\n<p>Writer and scholar <a href=\"http:\/\/gukira.wordpress.com\/about\/\">Keguro Macharia<\/a>\u00a0reacts\u00a0with his usual incisiveness\u00a0to one of the signature chants of post-Ferguson protests :<\/p>\n<blockquote><p>If \u201cHands Up, Don\u2019t Shoot\u201d is an expression of \u201chumanity,\u201d as one tweet has it, we must ask for whom that humanity is available. In fact, the insistent repetition of \u201cHands Up, Don\u2019t Shoot\u201d by black bodies across the U.S. might offer a less promising narrative: it might suggest the banality with which black life forms can never gain access to the vernaculars of the human.<\/p>\n<p>&#8220;<a href=\"http:\/\/gukira.wordpress.com\/2014\/08\/15\/hands-up-dont-shoot\/\">hands up, don&#8217;t shoot<\/a>&#8220;<\/p><\/blockquote>\n<h3><a href=\"http:\/\/myrivercityblues.com\/\">myrivercityblues<\/a><\/h3>\n<p><a href=\"http:\/\/time.com\/3111474\/rand-paul-ferguson-police\/\">Many commentators<\/a> on the\u00a0violence\u00a0in Ferguson have focused on the dangers of using\u00a0a militarized police force to contain\u00a0civilian protests. But how militarized <em>is<\/em> law enforcement in Ferguson? 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