MediaWiki API help

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

action=opensearch

(main | opensearch)
  • This module requires read rights.
  • Source: MediaWiki
  • License: GPL-2.0+

Search the wiki using the OpenSearch protocol.

Parameters:
search

Search string.

This parameter is required.
namespace

Namespaces to search.

Values (separate with | or alternative): 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 420, 421, 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 507, 508, 509, 510, 511, 512, 513, 514, 515, 516, 517, 518, 519, 520, 521, 522, 523, 524, 525, 526, 527
Maximum number of values is 50 (500 for bots).
Default: 0
limit

Maximum number of results to return.

No more than 500 (5,000 for bots) allowed.
Type: integer or max
Default: 10
suggest

Do nothing if $wgEnableOpenSearchSuggest is false.

Type: boolean (details)
redirects

How to handle redirects:

return
Return the redirect itself.
resolve
Return the target page. May return fewer than limit results.

For historical reasons, the default is "return" for format=json and "resolve" for other formats.

One of the following values: return, resolve
format

The format of the output.

One of the following values: json, jsonfm, xml, xmlfm
Default: json
warningsaserror

If warnings are raised with format=json, return an API error instead of ignoring them.

Type: boolean (details)
Example:
Find pages beginning with Te.
api.php?action=opensearch&search=Te [open in sandbox]