Make a User Follow a Topic

You can use this API request to make a user start following a specific topic.


You can use the following parameters in your make a user follow a topic request:

Specific: follower
Other options: wrap


Permissions & Notes:

  • You must have the Follow questions, users, topics, and categories permission under Standard Roles in the Advanced Editor.

  • You must be the site System Administrator to make other users follow nodes.

  • The follower parameter specifies the user that will become a follower of the topic.

    • The follower parameter will be the user's userId.
    • Add the follower parameter with the -d tag in cURL.
    • If you do not use the follower parameter, the user whose credentials you included in the request becomes the node follower.
  • We added this request in version 1.6.3.

Sample Request

A PUT make a user follow a topic request to make a user (userId: 31) a follower of a topic (topicId: 127) sent to using a human-readable Username/Password (answerhub/test123) would look like this:

-u answerhub:test123 
-H "Accept: application/json" 
-H "Content-type: application/json" 
-X PUT "" -v

Expected Response

Successful Response:

  • HTTP Status 200 - OK
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