WordPress.org provides several API end-points for data about themes and plugins.

For example for plugins there is the plugin_api: https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/plugins_api/

And the themes API: https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/themes_api/

But, what about a Support API?

The best option I have so far is to parse data from each forums RSS feed - for example:


But this returns the last 30 replies accross all topics for the specified plugin.

We would like to get

  • All the forum topics from the last 3 months
  • Each entry in those topics, with info such as author name, date, etc.


  • What data do you want, exactly?
    – Otto
    Jan 27, 2016 at 0:55
  • Thanks Otto - I updated the ticket with a little extra info
    – Q Studio
    Jan 27, 2016 at 8:43
  • @QStudio This is off-topic here. I am sure Otto will gladly help you if you drop him an email. Jan 27, 2016 at 8:50
  • @MarkKaplun - please explain why it's off topic.
    – Q Studio
    Jan 27, 2016 at 8:54
  • well, it has nothing to do with wordpress core. Jan 27, 2016 at 9:02

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That´s no big deal if you got the RSS feed, have a look at it.

There is a pubDate which you can use to check for the age of the topic. strtotime() or anything alike will help you to check if that´s older than 30 days.

And you also got a link-element. This leads you to the topic, which has its own RSS feed, too.


=> https://wordpress.org/support/rss/topic/cron-job-to-ftp

This is probably not as comfortable as a full API but nevertheless a good way to go.

  • But the original feed returns the 30 latest entries, which might be from topics new or old - I need to get the latest x topics as the starting point before I parse over the data to get extra info.
    – Q Studio
    Jan 27, 2016 at 8:56
  • I will probably end up scraping the topics from the plugin URL and then pulling entries from the RSS feeds of each topic - not ideal, but perhaps the best solution for now.
    – Q Studio
    Jan 27, 2016 at 10:48
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    I don´t see any other way right now, sorry.
    – flomei
    Jan 27, 2016 at 10:53
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    https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/export-user-data/feed/ will return the last 30 topics new to old, but if you need the last active topics (new to old), you can use https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/export-user-data/active/feed/. LIkewise for the unresolved topics: https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/export-user-data/unresolved/feed/. But yes, an API (especially if it allows to post answers too) would be awesome.
    – Ewout
    Aug 7, 2018 at 16:05
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    @Ewout - surfe thing youre right. I think that we need a API that supports the fetching of the data of the forums - i work on it. - again thanks for the help you provide
    – zero
    Jun 14, 2020 at 15:26

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