mediumMuncher

package for extracting content from Medium stories and feeds


Keywords
Medium
License
MIT
Install
pip install mediumMuncher==0.1.0

Documentation

Medium Muncher

Medium makes content readily available for machine consumption through the format=json param, and content feeds via the feeds path, however the XML and JSON responses are not exactly plug-and-play for redisplaying content. Enter this package.

Installation

via pip with

pip3 install mediummuncher

Usage

Getting a story as stand-alone HTML (with head and body tags)

from mediummuncher import MediumMuncher

muncher = MediumMuncher()
full_html=muncher.munch_story('https://medium.com/some-author/some-amazing-article-039525')
#returns "<!doctype html><head>... "

Getting a story as an html snippet (no head or body)

html_snippet=muncher.munch_story('https://medium.com/some-author/some-amazing-article-039525',snippet=True)
#returns "<p>article text!..."

Using the verbose flag returns a tuple with the html and a dictionary of interesting article attributes such as title, published date etc.

html_snippet=muncher.munch_story('https://medium.com/some-author/some-amazing-article-039525',snippet=True, verbose=True)
#returns tuple ("<p>article text!...", {"title":"this amazing article"...,)

Getting all the story urls for a given author

stories=muncher.munch_author_feed('some-author')
#returns tuple ("https://medium.com/some-author/amazing-article-one-12902990",..,) 

Putting it all together to extract all stories for a given author

stories=list()
for url in muncher.munch_author_feed('ethan.m.knox'):
    stories.append(muncher.munch_story( url,
                                        snippet=True,
                                        verbose=True))
print(list)

Contributing

Please feel free to fork and PR! Can always use another helping hand.