Using MindManager to read JSOn response to remote web service using WinHttp

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Hi there,

This might be a bit 'left field', however, please bear with me...

I run around 4-5 sites on www.wordpress.com. They are all very different, and done for community organisations. What I'm thinking would be terrific would be:
  • Using the most powerful information visualisation tool to show a map of their sites.
I'm trying to use the macro language to do this, but running into difficulty finding workable examples to deal with the JSON response from things like this site for example: https://Public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1.1/sites/scandogs.wordpress.com/categories?number=50

My thoughts were to load the categories in to a Category Group titled "Categories", and the same for "Tags". Then loop through the posts and associate the tags/categories as required. I was even thinking of creating milestone tasks to indicate a Gantt chart of the post history. Possibly to even look into the menu structure of the site and work that our too.

Three questions:
  1. Has anyone else done something similar and has some code, or documentation to share to get me on my way on calling remote web services (I've started with winHTTP)? or
  2. method to loop through the JSON responses? or
  3. know of a product that does this?
Many thanks in advance for any help.
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Ary Velstra, Expert Trainer

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You should contact Jose Maria Guerrero who is at www.infoseg.com/
Language can be English ;-)

They have created an app that:
Is a new mind mapping automation application. It is to generate a MIndManager mind map from the URL of a web site. This is very useful in order to redesign web pages, testing, analyzing, etc.

It is not an add-in for MindManager, but it creates an MindManager Map.
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This is a good question. You can make references to COM libraries from the script, so if there is a library that has the necessary functions then this would be a starting point. MindManager 2016 has WinWrap Basic for COM, but not for .Net. 
You could also try this example from VBScript, which is virtually compatible with WinWrap basic:
http://demon.tw/my-work/vbs-json.html