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Clash of Clans Api – Basics Part 2 | Api Tutorial

Before you read this post I will strongly suggest that you go through CLASH OF CLANS API tutorial Part 1. if you haven’t read it yet. In this post we will see how to use TOKEN generated in part-1 to show Clash of Clans API data into a page in WordPress.

Clash of Clans Api Basics part 2

We will fetch Clash of Clans league data via api and will display it in a wordpress page. Let’s check how the Leagues Data via API looks like:

Clash of clans api documation

Login into called Clash of Clans API development portal.

Click on Documentation link at top now.

Now select Leagues option.

Scroll down and Click on “Try it out!” button. You can see the data in json format.The League API data consists of primarily 3 key-value pairs namely:
id: It is unique number assigned to each League in Clash of Clans. This id will help in identifying League properly.
name: It is name assigned to each League in Clash of Clans.
iconUrls: It is absolute path to the League images. There are 3 image sizes available –> small, tiny & medium.
Example Input:
In this example we will fetch all the available Leagues in Clash of Clans and will display in a tabular format.
Example Output:
In wordpress page you cannot directly write PHP Code. So we will create a template and this template will be used in WordPress Page. Let’s start with creating a wordpress template to show all Leagues information.

Requirements For Coc Api Tutorial

1) Already installed WordPress
2) Token corresponding to the IP (Coc API – Basics- Part 1)
3) API URL which in this case is

Open your wordpress installation folder and go to /wp-content/themes/YOUR_THEME/ and transfer page.php file into local disk.
Make a copy of page.php file. You can use any file transfer software to copy files into your local disk. FileZilla and WinSCP are two most popular FTP clients for windows.

Clash of Clans Api template

Edit the Template Name mentioned at the start.
Template Name: COC_API_League

Keep the header, sidebar and footer section as it is
<?php get_header(); ?>
<?php get_footer(); ?>
<?php get_sidebar(); ?>

In the content section add following PHP code:

$api_key = ‘YOUR_API_KEY‘;
$url = ‘’;
$var_cntr = 0;
$var_s_no = 1;

$headers = array(
“Accept: application/json”,
“Authorization: Bearer ” . $api_key

$ch = curl_init();

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, false);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, $headers);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL,$url);

$result = curl_exec($ch);
$response = json_decode($result,true);

echo “<table>”;
echo “<tr><th>S.No</th><th>League ID</th><th>League Name</th><th>League Badge</th></tr>”;
while (!empty($response[‘items’][$var_cntr][‘id’]))
echo “<tr>”;
echo “<td>”.$var_s_no.”</td><td>”.$response[‘items’][$var_cntr][‘id’].”</td><td>”.$response[‘items’][$var_cntr][‘name’].”</td>
<td><img src='”.$response[‘items’][$var_cntr][‘iconUrls’][‘small’].”‘ />”;
echo “</tr>”;
echo “</table>”;

We have used PHP CURL library to read API data. learn more about curl and available functions. The logic is simple. We will fetch API data into a variable. You may consider API JSON data as one big String value. Next step is to run the loop from index 0 till we continue to get the record and display it on the webpage.


If you don’t have much interest in programming then you need not go into details. Just copy the above code and paste it in a php file. Once done save the file as API_Leagues.php and transfer the file to WordPress theme folder. Now login into WordPress admin panel. Create a new page and give it some name. On the right side in “Page Attribute” Section click on “Template” drop down and select “COC_API_League“. Now publish the page. Browse to the page link and view your new page. You should be able to see a table with all the Leagues information via API.

In the next post we will see how to save the API data into MYSQL database.

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