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mw-api-client 0.0.1

A simple MediaWiki client.

A really simple MediaWiki API client.


  • read pages
  • edit pages
  • list pages in category
  • list page backlinks (“what links here”)
  • list page transclusions

Requires the requests library.

Example Usage

Get a page:

wiki = Wiki("", "wiki/", "w/api.php")

wiki.login("kenny2wiki", password)

sandbox ="User:Kenny2wiki/Sandbox")

Edit page:

# Get the page
contents =

# Change
contents += "\n This is a test!"
summary = "Made a test edit"

# Submit
sandbox.edit(contents, summary)

List pages in category:

for page in wiki.category_members("Redirects"):
    print page.title

Remove all uses of a template:

target_pages = wiki.transclusions("Template:Stub")

# Sort by title because it's prettier that way
target_pages.sort(key=lambda x: x.title)

# Main namespace only
target_pages = [p for p in target_pages if p.query_info()['ns'] == 0]

for page in target_pages:
    page.replace("{{stub}}", "")

Made by Kenny2github, based on ~blob8108’s MWAPI client for the Scratch Wiki.

MIT Licensed.

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mw-api-client-0.0.1.tar.gz (md5) Source 2017-09-20 3KB
mw_api_client-0.0.1-py2-none-any.whl (md5) Python Wheel py2 2017-09-20 5KB