Updating topic body via the API


(Kenny Meyer) #1

I’m trying to update a topic body via the API, but I’m not sure how to do it.

I tried to use POST /posts/ and providing it with the topic_id which only creates a new post for a topic.

I also tried PUT /posts/:id but providing it with the topic id doesn’t update the topic. I actually get a 403.

PUT /t/:slug/:id doesn’t seem to be what I’m looking for.

Any advice here, please?


(Rafael dos Santos Silva) #2

The official docs say it’s a PUT for /posts/:id with post[raw] in FormData:


(Kenny Meyer) #4

Where :id is equal to the topic ID in this case?


(Rafael dos Santos Silva) #5

No, it’s the post id.

On Discourse land, a topic it’s just a bunch of posts. A topic has no body, the first post of the topic is the body.


(Kenny Meyer) #6

How do I get the first post of the topic?


(Kenny Meyer) #7

Got it. Discourse API Docs


(Rafael dos Santos Silva) #9

It really depends on how you are managing stuff.

If it’s a sync, you can save the post id of the topic when you create it, so it’s easy when you need to update it later (if that’s a common operation).