Posts: getByPath

Retrieves a post by path. Try it now or see an example.

Authorization is required if the post is on a blog that is private.

The path of a post is the part of the post URL after the host. For example, a blog post with the URL has a path of /2011/09/blogger-json-api-now-available.html.


HTTP request



Parameter name Value Description
Required parameters
blogId string The ID of the blog to fetch the post from.
path string Path of the Post to retrieve.
Optional parameters
maxComments unsigned integer Maximum number of comments to retrieve for a post. If this parameter is left unspecified, no comments will be returned as part of the post resource.
view string

Acceptable values are:
  • "ADMIN": Admin level detail
  • "AUTHOR": Author level detail
  • "READER": Admin level detail

Request body

Do not supply a request body with this method.


If successful, this method returns a Posts resource in the response body.


Note: The code examples available for this method do not represent all supported programming languages (see the client libraries page for a list of supported languages).


Uses the Java client library

// The BlogId for the blog.
String BUZZ_BLOG_ID = "2399953";
// The URL path component for a buzz post.
String BUZZ_POST_PATH = "/2012/01/engage-with-your-readers-through.html";
// Configure the Java API Client for Installed Native App
HttpTransport HTTP_TRANSPORT = new NetHttpTransport();
JsonFactory JSON_FACTORY = new JacksonFactory();
// Configure the Installed App OAuth2 flow.
Credential credential = OAuth2Native.authorize(HTTP_TRANSPORT,
JSON_FACTORY, new LocalServerReceiver(),
// Construct the Blogger API access facade object.
Blogger blogger = Blogger.builder(HTTP_TRANSPORT, JSON_FACTORY)
// The request action.
GetByPath postsGetByPathAction = blogger.posts().getByPath(BUZZ_BLOG_ID);
// Restrict the result content to just the data we need.
// This step sends the request to the server.
Post post = postsGetByPathAction.execute();
// Now we can navigate the response.
System.out.println("Title: " + post.getTitle());
System.out.println("Published: " + post.getPublished());
System.out.println("Content: " + post.getContent());

Try it!

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