MediaWiki API help

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(main | paraminfo)

Obtain information about API modules.


List of module names (values of the action and format parameters, or main). Can specify submodules with a +, or all submodules with +*, or all submodules recursively with +**.

Separate values with | or alternative.
Maximum number of values is 50 (500 for clients allowed higher limits).

Format of help strings.

One of the following values: html, none, raw, wikitext
Default: none

List of query module names (value of prop, meta or list parameter). Use modules=query+foo instead of querymodules=foo.

Values (separate with | or alternative): abusefilters, abuselog, allcategories, alldeletedrevisions, allfileusages, allimages, alllinks, allmessages, allpages, allredirects, allrevisions, alltransclusions, allusers, authmanagerinfo, babel, backlinks, betafeatures, blocks, categories, categoryinfo, categorymembers, centralnoticeactivecampaigns, centralnoticelogs, checkuser, checkuserlog, contributors, deletedrevisions, deletedrevs, duplicatefiles, embeddedin, extlinks, extracts, exturlusage, filearchive, filerepoinfo, fileusage, gadgetcategories, gadgets, globalallusers, globalblocks, globalgroups, globalpreferences, globalrenamestatus, globalusage, globaluserinfo, imageinfo, images, imageusage, info, iwbacklinks, iwlinks, langbacklinks, langlinks, languageinfo, languagestats, links, linkshere, logevents, managemessagegroups, messagecollection, messagegroups, messagegroupstats, messagetranslations, mmcontent, mmsites, moderationpreload, mystashedfiles, notifications, oath, pagepropnames, pageprops, pageswithprop, prefixsearch, protectedtitles, querypage, random, recentchanges, redirects, revisions, search, siteinfo, stashimageinfo, tags, templates, tokens, transcludedin, unreadnotificationpages, usercontribs, userinfo, users, watchlist, watchlistraw, wikiconfig, wikisets
Maximum number of values is 50 (500 for clients allowed higher limits).

Get information about the main (top-level) module as well. Use modules=main instead.


Get information about the pageset module (providing titles= and friends) as well.


List of format module names (value of format parameter). Use modules instead.

Values (separate with | or alternative): json, jsonfm, none, php, phpfm, rawfm, xml, xmlfm