Discourse is backed by a complete JSON api. Anything you can do on the site you can also do using the JSON api.
Many of the endpoints are properly documented in the discourse_api gem, however some endpoints lack documentation.
To determine how to do something with the JSON API here are some steps you can follow.
Example: recategorize a topic.
- Go to a topic and start editing a category:
- Open Chrome dev tools, switch to the Network tab, select XHR filter:
- Perform the operation
- Look at preview as well to figure out the results
- You now have all the info you need.
The endpoint is
Payload is passed using a
The parameter sent is:
Equip with this information you can make your own calls using your favorite programming language, all you need to do is add api_username and api_key to parameters to the request.
They can be generated using the API admin tab.