GetAnnouncements

Obtain an array of announcements

Request Parameters

Parameter Type Description Required
action string “GetAnnouncements” Required
limitstart int The offset for the returned announcement data (default: 0) Optional
limitnum int The number of records to return (default: 25) Optional

Response Parameters

Parameter Type Description
result string The result of the operation: success or error
totalresults int The total number of results available
startnumber int The starting number for the returned results
numreturned int The number of results returned
announcements array The announcement entries returned

Example Request (CURL)

$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, 'https://www.example.com/includes/api.php');
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS,
    http_build_query(
        array(
            'action' => 'GetAnnouncements',
            // See https://developers.whmcs.com/api/authentication
            'username' => 'IDENTIFIER_OR_ADMIN_USERNAME',
            'password' => 'SECRET_OR_HASHED_PASSWORD',
            'responsetype' => 'json',
        )
    )
);
$response = curl_exec($ch);
curl_close($ch);

Example Request (Local API)

$command = 'GetAnnouncements';
$postData = array(
);
$adminUsername = 'ADMIN_USERNAME'; // Optional for WHMCS 7.2 and later

$results = localAPI($command, $postData, $adminUsername);
print_r($results);

Example Response JSON

{
    "result": "success",
    "totalresults": "1",
    "startnumber": "0",
    "numreturned": "1",
    "announcements[announcement][0][id]": "1",
    "announcements[announcement][0][date]": "2016-02-24 21:27:04",
    "announcements[announcement][0][title]": "Thank you for choosing WHMCS!",
    "announcements[announcement][0][announcement]": "<p>Welcome to <a title=\"WHMCS\" href=\"http:\/\/whmcs.com\" target=\"_blank\">WHMCS<\/a>! You have made a great choice and we want to help you get up and running as quickly as possible.<\/p><p>This is a sample announcement. Announcements are a great way to keep your customers informed about news and special offers. You can edit or delete this announcement by logging into the admin area and navigating to <em>Support &gt; Announcements<\/em>.<\/p><p>If at any point you get stuck, our support team is available 24x7 to assist you. Simply visit <a title=\"www.whmcs.com\/support\" href=\"http:\/\/www.whmcs.com\/support\" target=\"_blank\">www.whmcs.com\/support<\/a> to request assistance.<\/p>",
    "announcements[announcement][0][published]": "1",
    "announcements[announcement][0][parentid]": "0",
    "announcements[announcement][0][language]": "",
    "announcements[announcement][0][created_at]": "0000-00-00 00:00:00",
    "announcements[announcement][0][updated_at]": "0000-00-00 00:00:00"
}

Version History

Version Changelog
1.0 Initial Version