I have Discourse comment embedding for a site generated by Hugo. Everything works fine, killer set up. My site outputs a few different formats, not all for a web browser. Also, a lot of my visitors use text browsers. So I was thinking of including a link to the topic, for all those folks that won’t see the thread load on the page.
It is kinda dicey, but I can obviously construct URLs with a pattern like
https://discourse.example.org/t/$SLUG/, and that works for most cases, but doesn’t feel as nice as just linking to the exact URL as Discourse knows it.
Hugo has a function called
getJSON, so I figured I would just call that at build time and key the values off of the
discourseEmbedUrl, but I don’t think that is included in any output.
An aside: Do you know there are docs for the Discourse API?! I have mostly gotten along without them, but they also make an excellent reference.
Is there currently a way to pull in the
discourseEmbedUrl fields for posts in JSON? And by that I mean without directly accessing the database as well.
Alternatively, is there a pattern to permalink generation in Discourse that can be used here?