MediaWiki API

The powerful open source engine powering Wikipedia and its siblings



This API is best for content sharing, organization, and development of websites and applications.

Developers should use this API because it provides a powerful and flexible way to develop applications which leverage the vast amount of information in MediaWiki. With the MediaWiki API, it's possible to quickly develop apps which manage user accounts, retrieve content from pages, connect multiple sources, and much more.

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MediaWiki's API has been integral to our team's success when designing an efficient and powerful content management system. We are happily surprised at the breadth of features and flexibility this API offers and we can't wait to use it in our next project!

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