Community articleRetrieving blog posts awaiting approval
Added by IBM contributorIBM on June 19, 2014
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To retrieve a post that is waiting to be approved, use the edit link found in the blog post entry.

To retrieve a post that is waiting to be approved, use the edit link found in the blog post entry.

You can use this operation to obtain blog post information that you want to preserve prior to performing an update. See Updating blog posts awaiting approval for more information. This method returns the Atom entry of a single blog post as opposed to a feed of all the posts.

See Authenticating requests for information about how to authenticate the request.

To retrieve a blog post that is awaiting approval, complete the following steps:

  1. Retrieve the moderation service document. See Retrieving the Blogs moderation service document for more details.
  2. In the service document, locate the workspace with the <atom:category term="entries-moderation" .../> child element, and then find the collection with the <atom:category term="approval-content" .../> child element and make a note of the web address in its href attribute.
  3. Send a GET request to the web address you copied from the previous step. In the returned feed, find the entry that you want to update, and make a note of the web address for it, which is specified in the href attribute of its rel=edit link.
  4. Send a GET request to the URL that you noted in the previous step to retrieve the Atom document for the blog posting entry.




An Atom entry document containing the blog post.

Method URI Description
GET /blogs/roller-ui/rendering/api/{homepage}/api/approval/entries/{entryId} Value of the href attribute of <link rel="edit"> element of each entry in the Entry Approval feed.
Name Type Optional Description
string No ID of the entry you wish to retrieve.
string No {homepage} represents the blog handle of the blog configured to be the home page of the Blogs application. The handle is defined when the home page blog is created by the administrator.
Content Type: application/atom+xml
Code Description
Indicates that the blog post was successfully found and returned. If an error occurs, this header will contain one of the error codes below.
Not Found.