MediaWiki version:

GET request to fetch a list of all logged events as shown in Special:Log.

API documentation edit

list=logevents (le)

(main | query | logevents)

Get events from logs.

Specific parameters:
Other general parameters are available.

Which properties to get:

Adds the ID of the log event.
Adds the title of the page for the log event.
Adds the type of log event.
Adds the user responsible for the log event. If the user has been revision deleted, a userhidden property will be returned.
Adds the user ID who was responsible for the log event. If the user has been revision deleted, a userhidden property will be returned.
Adds the timestamp for the log event.
Adds the comment of the log event. If the comment has been revision deleted, a commenthidden property will be returned.
Adds the parsed comment of the log event. If the comment has been revision deleted, a commenthidden property will be returned.
Lists additional details about the log event. If the log event has been revision deleted, an actionhidden property will be returned.
Lists tags for the log event.
Values (separate with | or alternative): comment, details, ids, parsedcomment, tags, timestamp, title, type, user, userid
Default: ids|title|type|user|timestamp|comment|details

Filter log entries to only this type.

One of the following values: Can be empty, or abusefilter, abusefilterblockeddomainhit, abusefilterprivatedetails, block, checkuser-temporary-account, contentmodel, create, delete, gblblock, gblrename, gblrights, globalauth, import, ipinfo, liquidthreads, managetags, massmessage, merge, messagebundle, move, newsletter, newusers, notifytranslators, oath, pagelang, pagetranslation, patrol, protect, renameuser, rights, spamblacklist, suppress, tag, thanks, timedmediahandler, titleblacklist, translationreview, upload, urlshortener, usermerge

Filter log actions to only this action. Overrides letype. In the list of possible values, values with the asterisk wildcard such as action/* can have different strings after the slash (/).

One of the following values: abusefilter/create, abusefilter/hit, abusefilter/modify, abusefilterblockeddomainhit/*, abusefilterprivatedetails/access, block/block, block/reblock, block/unblock, checkuser-private-event/*, checkuser-temporary-account/*, contentmodel/change, contentmodel/new, create/create, delete/delete, delete/delete_redir, delete/delete_redir2, delete/event, delete/flow-delete-post, delete/flow-delete-topic, delete/flow-restore-post, delete/flow-restore-topic, delete/restore, delete/revision, gblblock/dwhitelist, gblblock/gblock, gblblock/gblock2, gblblock/gunblock, gblblock/modify, gblblock/whitelist, gblrename/merge, gblrename/promote, gblrename/rename, gblrights/deleteset, gblrights/groupperms, gblrights/groupprms2, gblrights/groupprms3, gblrights/grouprename, gblrights/newset, gblrights/setchange, gblrights/setnewtype, gblrights/setrename, gblrights/usergroups, globalauth/delete, globalauth/hide, globalauth/lock, globalauth/lockandhid, globalauth/setstatus, globalauth/unhide, globalauth/unlock, import/interwiki, import/lqt-to-flow-topic, import/translatable-bundle, import/upload, interwiki/*, ipinfo/*, liquidthreads/merge, liquidthreads/move, liquidthreads/resort, liquidthreads/signatureedit, liquidthreads/split, liquidthreads/subjectedit, lock/flow-lock-topic, lock/flow-restore-topic, managetags/activate, managetags/create, managetags/deactivate, managetags/delete, massmessage/*, massmessage/failure, massmessage/send, massmessage/skipbadns, massmessage/skipnouser, massmessage/skipoptout, merge/merge, messagebundle/deletefnok, messagebundle/deletefok, messagebundle/movenok, messagebundle/moveok, move/move, move/move_redir, newsletter/*, newusers/autocreate, newusers/byemail, newusers/create, newusers/create2, newusers/forcecreatelocal, newusers/newusers, notifytranslators/sent, oath/*, pagelang/pagelang, pagetranslation/associate, pagetranslation/deletefnok, pagetranslation/deletefok, pagetranslation/deletelnok, pagetranslation/deletelok, pagetranslation/discourage, pagetranslation/dissociate, pagetranslation/encourage, pagetranslation/mark, pagetranslation/movenok, pagetranslation/moveok, pagetranslation/prioritylanguages, pagetranslation/unmark, patrol/autopatrol, patrol/patrol, protect/modify, protect/move_prot, protect/protect, protect/unprotect, renameuser/renameuser, rights/autopromote, rights/blockautopromote, rights/restoreautopromote, rights/rights, spamblacklist/*, suppress/block, suppress/cadelete, suppress/delete, suppress/event, suppress/flow-restore-post, suppress/flow-restore-topic, suppress/flow-suppress-post, suppress/flow-suppress-topic, suppress/hide-afl, suppress/reblock, suppress/revision, suppress/setstatus, suppress/unhide-afl, tag/update, thanks/*, timedmediahandler/resettranscode, titleblacklist/*, translationreview/group, translationreview/message, upload/overwrite, upload/revert, upload/upload, urlshortener/*, usermerge/*

The timestamp to start enumerating from.

Type: timestamp (allowed formats)

The timestamp to end enumerating.

Type: timestamp (allowed formats)

In which direction to enumerate:

List oldest first. Note: lestart has to be before leend.
List newest first (default). Note: lestart has to be later than leend.
One of the following values: newer, older
Default: older

Filter entries to those made by the given user.

Type: user, by any of username, IP, interwiki name (e.g. "prefix>ExampleName") and user ID (e.g. "#12345")

Filter entries to those related to a page.


Filter entries to those in the given namespace.

One of the following values: -1, -2, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 90, 91, 92, 93, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 486, 487, 710, 711, 828, 829, 1198, 1199, 2300, 2301, 2302, 2303, 2600, 5500, 5501

Disabled due to miser mode.


Only list event entries tagged with this tag.


How many total event entries to return.

Type: integer or max
The value must be between 1 and 500.
Default: 10

When more results are available, use this to continue. More detailed information on how to continue queries can be found on mediawiki.org.

Example edit

GET request edit

Get the three most recent logevents.

Response edit

  "batchcomplete": "",
  "continue": {
    "continue": "-||",
    "lecontinue": "20190606150600|99729503"
  "query": {
    "logevents": [
        "action": "create",
        "comment": "added to WikiProject (via [[WP:JWB]])",
        "logid": 99729506,
        "logpage": 60974819,
        "ns": 15,
        "pageid": 60974819,
        "params": {},
        "timestamp": "2019-06-06T15:06:07Z",
        "title": "Category talk:Electronic albums by Senegalese artists",
        "type": "create",
        "user": "Jevansen"

Sample code edit

Python edit



    MediaWiki API Demos
    Demo of `Logevents` module: Get the three most recent logevents.

    MIT License

import requests

S = requests.Session()

URL = "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php"

    "action": "query",
    "format": "json",
    "list": "logevents",
    "lelimit": "3"

R = S.get(url=URL, params=PARAMS)
DATA = R.json()

LOGS = DATA["query"]["logevents"]

for l in LOGS:
    print("There is " + l["type"] + " log for page " + l["title"])

PHP edit


    MediaWiki API Demos
    Demo of `Logevents` module: Get the three most recent logevents.

    MIT License

$endPoint = "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php";
$params = [
    "action" => "query",
    "format" => "json",
    "list" => "logevents",
    "lelimit" => "3"

$url = $endPoint . "?" . http_build_query( $params );

$ch = curl_init( $url );
curl_setopt( $ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true );
$output = curl_exec( $ch );
curl_close( $ch );

$result = json_decode( $output, true );

foreach( $result["query"]["logevents"] as $k => $v ) {
    echo( "There is " . $v["type"] . " log for page " . $v["title"] . "\n" );

JavaScript edit


    MediaWiki API Demos
    Demo of `Logevents` module: Get the three most recent logevents.

    MIT License

var url = "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php"; 

var params = {
    action: "query",
    format: "json",
    list: "logevents",
    lelimit: "3"

url = url + "?origin=*";
Object.keys(params).forEach(function(key){url += "&" + key + "=" + params[key];});

    .then(function(response){return response.json();})
    .then(function(response) {
        var logs = response.query.logevents;
        for (var l in logs) {
            console.log("There is " + logs[l].type + " log for page " + logs[l].title);

MediaWiki JS edit


	MediaWiki API Demos
	Demo of `Logevents` module: Get the three most recent logevents.

	MIT License

var params = {
		action: 'query',
		format: 'json',
		list: 'logevents',
		lelimit: '3'
	api = new mw.Api();

api.get( params ).done( function ( data ) {
	var logs = data.query.logevents,
	for ( l in logs ) {
		console.log( 'There is ' + logs[ l ].type + ' log for page ' + logs[ l ].title );
} );

Possible errors edit

Code Info
leparam_user User name username not found.
leparam_title Bad title "title".
This happens when you set letitle to an invalid title.
apierror-unrecognizedvalue Unrecognized value for parameter leaction: value.
apierror-prefixsearchdisabled Prefix search is disabled in Miser Mode.

Parameter history edit

  • v1.17: Introduced leaction

Additional notes edit

See also edit