Embedding forum category on website
I am currently building a website with a Vanilla forum built in. On the homepage of the website, I want to display the top 5 most recent discussions within the "News" category of the forum.
Ideally, I would want to retrieve the first 100 words or so of each of those 5 most recent discussions with a link to read the entire discussion at the end (sort of like a snippet on the front cover of a newspaper).
Is this possible to do using Vanilla's API, and if so, how would I do it?
My website uses an Apache server with PHP and MySQL.