Working with the Dandelion API

The Dandelion API can automatically suggest or add new terms for your WordPress posts.

The TaxoPress team are not responsible for the quality of the results or service from Dandelion.

In this post, we’ll provide some tips for working with and understanding the Dandelion API service.

Understanding Dandelion units

Dandelion’s pricing model relies on “units”. The free plan at Dandelion provides 1,000 units per day.

What do units mean? That depends on the amount of text you are analyzing. Their pricing page has some details:

You can think of units like a sort of internal monetary systems. We offer different APIs, each one with a different cost in units. Units are not related to a single API, but to the wider system. Every API uses units from your daily or monthly vault. The unit price for each single API depends on its nature. APIs can be billed by number of requests you make, by the complexity of your query, by the amount of data you need to crunch, …

Dandelion is not responding currently

Sometimes you may see a message, “Sorry, Dandelion is not responding currently.”

This can happen for several reasons. For example:

  • You may be using the Dandelion service too frequently for your plan limits.
  • The Dandelion service may be busy or temporarily offline.