MediaWiki API help

This is an auto-generated MediaWiki API documentation page.

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

action=query

(main | query)
  • This module requires read rights.

Fetch data from and about MediaWiki.

All data modifications will first have to use query to acquire a token to prevent abuse from malicious sites.

Parameters:
prop

Which properties to get for the queried pages.

Values (separate with |): categories, categoryinfo, contributors, deletedrevisions, duplicatefiles, extlinks, fileusage, imageinfo, images, info, iwlinks, langlinks, links, linkshere, pageprops, redirects, revisions, stashimageinfo, templates, transcludedin
list

Which lists to get.

Values (separate with |): allcategories, alldeletedrevisions, allfileusages, allimages, alllinks, allpages, allredirects, alltransclusions, allusers, backlinks, blocks, categorymembers, checkuser, checkuserlog, deletedrevs, embeddedin, exturlusage, filearchive, imageusage, iwbacklinks, langbacklinks, logevents, pagepropnames, pageswithprop, prefixsearch, protectedtitles, querypage, random, recentchanges, search, tags, usercontribs, users, watchlist, watchlistraw
meta

Which metadata to get.

Values (separate with |): allmessages, filerepoinfo, siteinfo, tokens, userinfo
indexpageids

Include an additional pageids section listing all returned page IDs.

export

Export the current revisions of all given or generated pages.

exportnowrap

Return the export XML without wrapping it in an XML result (same format as Special:Export). Can only be used with export.

iwurl

Whether to get the full URL if the title is an interwiki link.

continue

When present, formats query-continue as key-value pairs that should simply be merged into the original request. This parameter must be set to an empty string in the initial query.

This parameter is recommended for all new development, and will be made default in the next API version.

rawcontinue

Currently ignored. In the future, continue will become the default and this will be needed to receive the raw query-continue data.

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.

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