MediaWiki API help

This is an auto-generated MediaWiki API documentation page.

Documentation and examples:

Modulo principale

Stato: tutte le funzioni e caratteristiche mostrate su questa pagina dovrebbero funzionare, ma le API sono ancora in fase attiva di sviluppo, e potrebbero cambiare in qualsiasi momento. Iscriviti alla la mailing list sugli annunci delle API MediaWiki per essere informato sugli aggiornamenti.

Istruzioni sbagliate: quando vengono impartite alle API delle istruzioni sbagliate, un'intestazione HTTP verrà inviata col messaggio "MediaWiki-API-Error" e, sia il valore dell'intestazione, sia il codice d'errore, verranno impostati con lo stesso valore. Per maggiori informazioni leggi API:Errori ed avvertimenti (in inglese).

Test: per testare facilmente le richieste API, vedi Special:ApiSandbox.


Azione da compiere.

Uno dei seguenti valori: block, changeauthenticationdata, checktoken, clearhasmsg, clientlogin, compare, createaccount, cspreport, delete, edit, emailuser, expandtemplates, feedcontributions, feedrecentchanges, feedwatchlist, filerevert, help, imagerotate, import, linkaccount, login, logout, managetags, mergehistory, move, opensearch, options, paraminfo, parse, patrol, protect, purge, query, removeauthenticationdata, resetpassword, revisiondelete, rollback, rsd, setnotificationtimestamp, spamblacklist, stashedit, tag, tokens, unblock, undelete, unlinkaccount, upload, userrights, watch
Predefinito: help

Formato dell'output.

Uno dei seguenti valori: json, jsonfm, none, php, phpfm, rawfm, xml, xmlfm
Predefinito: jsonfm

Maximum lag can be used when MediaWiki is installed on a database replicated cluster. To save actions causing any more site replication lag, this parameter can make the client wait until the replication lag is less than the specified value. In case of excessive lag, error code maxlag is returned with a message like Waiting for $host: $lag seconds lagged.
See Manual: Maxlag parameter for more information.

Tipo: intero

Set the s-maxage HTTP cache control header to this many seconds. Errors are never cached.

Tipo: intero
Predefinito: 0

Set the max-age HTTP cache control header to this many seconds. Errors are never cached.

Tipo: intero
Predefinito: 0

Verifica che l'utente abbia effettuato l'accesso se si è impostato user, o che abbia i permessi di bot se si è impostato bot.

Uno dei seguenti valori: user, bot

Verify the current user is the named user.

Tipo: nome utente

Tutti i valori forniti saranno implementati nella risposta. Potrebbero venir utilizzati per distinguere le richieste.


Includi nel risultato il nome dell'host che ha servito la richiesta.

Tipo: booleano (dettagli)

Includi nel risultato il timestamp attuale.

Tipo: booleano (dettagli)

When accessing the API using a cross-domain AJAX request (CORS), set this to the originating domain. This must be included in any pre-flight request, and therefore must be part of the request URI (not the POST body).

For authenticated requests, this must match one of the origins in the Origin header exactly, so it has to be set to something like or If this parameter does not match the Origin header, a 403 response will be returned. If this parameter matches the Origin header and the origin is whitelisted, the Access-Control-Allow-Origin and Access-Control-Allow-Credentials headers will be set.

For non-authenticated requests, specify the value *. This will cause the Access-Control-Allow-Origin header to be set, but Access-Control-Allow-Credentials will be false and all user-specific data will be restricted.


Language to use for message translations. action=query&meta=siteinfo with siprop=languages returns a list of language codes, or specify user to use the current user's language preference, or specify content to use this wiki's content language.

Predefinito: user
Aiuto per il modulo principale.
api.php?action=help [apri in una sandbox]
Tutti gli aiuti in una pagina.
api.php?action=help&recursivesubmodules=1 [apri in una sandbox]
Usa l'API in scrittura
Granted to: all, user, bot
Use higher limits in API queries (slow queries: 500; fast queries: 5000). The limits for slow queries also apply to multivalue parameters.
Granted to: bot, sysop

Tipi di dato

Input to MediaWiki should be NFC-normalized UTF-8. MediaWiki may attempt to convert other input, but this may cause some operations (such as edits with MD5 checks) to fail.

Some parameter types in API requests need further explanation:

Boolean parameters work like HTML checkboxes: if the parameter is specified, regardless of value, it is considered true. For a false value, omit the parameter entirely.
Timestamps may be specified in several formats. ISO 8601 date and time is recommended. All times are in UTC, any included timezone is ignored.
  • ISO 8601 date and time, 2001-01-15T14:56:00Z (punctuation and Z are optional)
  • ISO 8601 date and time with (ignored) fractional seconds, 2001-01-15T14:56:00.00001Z (dashes, colons, and Z are optional)
  • MediaWiki format, 20010115145600
  • Generic numeric format, 2001-01-15 14:56:00 (optional timezone of GMT, +##, or -## is ignored)
  • EXIF format, 2001:01:15 14:56:00
  • RFC 2822 format (timezone may be omitted), Mon, 15 Jan 2001 14:56:00
  • RFC 850 format (timezone may be omitted), Monday, 15-Jan-2001 14:56:00
  • C ctime format, Mon Jan 15 14:56:00 2001
  • Seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z as a 1 to 13 digit integer (excluding 0)
  • The string now
alternative multiple-value separator
Parameters that take multiple values are normally submitted with the values separated using the pipe character, e.g. param=value1|value2 or param=value1%7Cvalue2. If a value must contain the pipe character, use U+001F (Unit Separator) as the separator and prefix the value with U+001F, e.g. param=%1Fvalue1%1Fvalue2.


API developers:

  • Yuri Astrakhan (creator, lead developer Sep 2006–Sep 2007)
  • Roan Kattouw (lead developer Sep 2007–2009)
  • Victor Vasiliev
  • Bryan Tong Minh
  • Sam Reed
  • Brad Jorsch (lead developer 2013–present)

Please send your comments, suggestions and questions to [email protected] or file a bug report at