I’m looking to display the last topics of my Discourse forum on a Wordpress website.
I’ve made a WP plugin which grabs /latest.json data and displays them to my WP users in a widget.
However, besides the title, view/reply counts and most active posters, I’d like to display an excerpt from every topic as well as their category.
I need another request for the categories, but what about the excerpts? Should I do one additional API request for every topic in order to make an excerpt?
If I want to display the 5 last topics with an excerpt and the category, that would be like 7 requests? Do you think that would slow significantly the WP page loading?