I was looking at this post here by Daemon Labs, about scraping the
latest.json endpoint and displaying this as a card layout. Simple, elegant, easy to follow. The problem comes in that I can’t figure out how to get the excerpt property to populate in the topic objects. It’s not that it’s empty, it’s that it doesn’t exist, and when I check the
latest.json endpoint for this website (meta.discourse.org), I don’t see any excerpts there either.
I’m not sure whether this was an old feature that no longer exists (it’s still in the API, as far as I saw), or whether there’s some sort of configuration I missed to enable excerpts, or whether this is something I should be doing with a plugin that produces a new endpoint (e.g.
latest-with-endpoints.json) with excerpts baked in.