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Posting to a Discourse forum from iOS Shortcuts

I’ve been experimenting with iOS Shortcuts and I have to say I really like it. I was a fan of the Workflow app on which Shortcuts is based. While Shortcuts uses a visual programming model similar to macOS’s Automator, I find Shortcuts somehow much more usable.

This post on the Script Debugger Support Forum demonstrates how to post a new topic to a Discourse forum using the Discourse API with Shortcuts.

I had worked out the Discourse API issues previously when writing some AppleScript code to post a new topic so the task was simply a matter of figuring out how to accomplish the task in Shortcuts.