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Equip your projects with free knowledge

Free multilingual information
on Wikipedia and sister projects
Free images and media files
on Wikimedia Commons
Free structured data
on Wikidata

Extract, publish, edit, and monitor information in real time using the Wikimedia web APIs.

Analyze in detail our entire Wikimedia datasets. Extend and contribute to hundreds of Wikimedia free software projects.


Page info in search results


This shows the API results that search results use to display additional information about articles, including a lead image and a description of the article's subject from Wikidata.

Showing nearby wiki information


This shows how to query the MediaWiki API for nearby articles

  • More: the WikimediaKiosk cycles through a variety of interesting projects and data visualizations.


Make requests and see results in the MediaWiki API Sandbox


Request content and metadata of Wikimedia articles with our REST API



  • The MediaWiki action API (documentation) is a collection of API modules on each wiki that let you query and manipulate its content.

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  • The Wikidata API (documentation) consists of several such modules running on Wikidata wiki that let you query and manipulate language-independent information.

There are many other ways to contribute to MediaWiki.