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action=managetags

(main | managetags)
  • This module requires read rights.
  • This module requires write rights.
  • This module only accepts POST requests.

Perform management tasks relating to change tags.

Parameters:
operation

Which operation to perform:

create
Create a new change tag for manual use.
delete
Remove a change tag from the database, including removing the tag from all revisions, recent change entries and log entries on which it is used.
activate
Activate a change tag, allowing users to apply it manually.
deactivate
Deactivate a change tag, preventing users from applying it manually.
This parameter is required.
One value: create, delete, activate, deactivate
tag

Tag to create, delete, activate or deactivate. For tag creation, the tag must not exist. For tag deletion, the tag must exist. For tag activation, the tag must exist and not be in use by an extension. For tag deactivation, the tag must be currently active and manually defined.

This parameter is required.
reason

An optional reason for creating, deleting, activating or deactivating the tag.

ignorewarnings

Whether to ignore any warnings that are issued during the operation.

token

A "csrf" token retrieved from action=query&meta=tokens

This parameter is required.
Examples:
Create a tag named spam with the reason For use in edit patrolling
api.php?action=managetags&operation=create&tag=spam&reason=For+use+in+edit+patrolling&token=123ABC
Delete the vandlaism tag with the reason Misspelt
api.php?action=managetags&operation=delete&tag=vandlaism&reason=Misspelt&token=123ABC
Activate a tag named spam with the reason For use in edit patrolling
api.php?action=managetags&operation=activate&tag=spam&reason=For+use+in+edit+patrolling&token=123ABC
Deactivate a tag named spam with the reason No longer required
api.php?action=managetags&operation=deactivate&tag=spam&reason=No+longer+required&token=123ABC
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