MediaWiki API help

This is an auto-generated MediaWiki API documentation page.

Documentation and examples: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API

action=purge

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

Purge the cache for the given titles.

Requires a POST request if the user is not logged in.

Parameters:
forcelinkupdate

Update the links tables.

forcerecursivelinkupdate

Update the links table, and update the links tables for any page that uses this page as a template.

continue

When more results are available, use this to continue.

titles

A list of titles to work on.

Separate values with |. Maximum number of values is 50 (500 for bots).
pageids

A list of page IDs to work on.

Separate values with |. Maximum number of values is 50 (500 for bots).
revids

A list of revision IDs to work on.

Separate values with |. Maximum number of values is 50 (500 for bots).
generator

Get the list of pages to work on by executing the specified query module.

Note: Generator parameter names must be prefixed with a "g", see examples.

One value: allcategories, alldeletedrevisions, allfileusages, allimages, alllinks, allpages, allredirects, alltransclusions, backlinks, categories, categorymembers, deletedrevisions, duplicatefiles, embeddedin, exturlusage, fileusage, images, imageusage, iwbacklinks, langbacklinks, links, linkshere, pageswithprop, prefixsearch, protectedtitles, querypage, random, recentchanges, redirects, revisions, search, templates, transcludedin, watchlist, watchlistraw
redirects

Automatically resolve redirects in titles, pageids, and revids, and in pages returned by generator.

converttitles

Convert titles to other variants if necessary. Only works if the wiki's content language supports variant conversion. Languages that support variant conversion include gan, iu, kk, ku, shi, sr, tg, uz, zh.

Examples:
Purge the Main Page and the API page.
api.php?action=purge&titles=Main_Page|API
Purge the first 10 pages in the main namespace.
api.php?action=purge&generator=allpages&gapnamespace=0&gaplimit=10
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