Get excerpt for regular topics

I’m using Discourse API for get the latest topics for specific category(works great!):

but I want to get excerpt for all topics not just topics…
How can I do that?

There currently isn’t a get parameter to request excerpts, but it’s on the list of feature requests.


It has been a few years, is it still impossible to do? I’m looking to display my lastest Discourse posts on a WP site and that would be an excellent feature.

Yeah this exists if you install this plugin:


@codinghorror I wonder should we just roll in the functionality of discourse tooltip, it will help keep it more stable over time and helps a tiny bit in some desktop situations.


I am fairly strongly opposed, because hover means nothing on touch and we should not be relying on non-touch behaviors at all. And given that the world will be 99.9% smartphone usage soon… it’s backwards thinking.

I’ve installed and enabled this plugin. It works but I still don’t have the excerpts from other topics than pinned in top.json data.

I believe you need to do another request for the excerpts, like:


Hi, I know this is an old topic, but I am having the same issue.

My rss feed is working fine, but I rather use the Json one as it is more flexible.

So I have a php plugin that pulls discourse json feed ( latest, top, etc), everything works fine… expect the excerpt

Is there is reason why there is no post description on the Json feed? How can I fix this ?