This simple plugin will grab the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day and create a new post with it. You can choose which username it will post under as well as whether or not to go ahead and publish on creation.
Using this plugin will required you get an API Key from NASA, which is very easy to get. This does not utilize an RSS feed and does not post duplicates.
This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.
- Upload the entire
nasa-potdfolder to the
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- Update the API Key, default post status and default poster settings.
- How exactly does it work?
Upon activation of the plugin, it will grab that day’s APOD(Astronomy Picture of the Day), and publish it. This will also create a scheduled task to fetch the new APOD every 24 hours.
- Is this fully automated?
Yes, this plugin is fully automated, once you set it up it will grab the Astronomy Picture of the Day, once a day and create a post with it.
- Where do I get an API Key?
This is very simple, just go to the NASA website and apply for one. https://data.nasa.gov/developer/external/planetary/#apply-for-an-api-key
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Contributors & Developers
“NASA Picture of the Day” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
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Interested in development?
Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.
- Initial release