GET /core/v1/{project}/{language}/search/title?q=search terms

Searches wiki page titles, and returns pages with titles that begin with the provided search terms. You can use this endpoint as an autocomplete search that automatically suggests relevant pages by title.

Examples

curl

# Search English Wikipedia for 5 pages with titles that start with "earth"
$ curl https://api.wikimedia.org/core/v1/wikipedia/en/search/title?q=earth&limit=5

Python

# Python 3
# Search English Wikipedia for 5 pages with titles that start with "earth"

import requests

url = 'https://api.wikimedia.org/core/v1/wikipedia/en/search/title'
search_query = 'earth'
number_of_results = 5
parameters = {'q': search_query, 'limit': number_of_results}

headers = {
  'Authorization': 'Bearer YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN',
  'User-Agent': 'YOUR_APP_NAME (YOUR_EMAIL_OR_CONTACT_PAGE)'
}

response = requests.get(url, headers=headers, params=parameters)
data = response.json()
print(data)

PHP

<?php
// Search English Wikipedia for 5 pages with titles that start with "earth"

$params = array('q' => 'earth', 'limit' => '5');
$url = 'https://api.wikimedia.org/core/v1/wikipedia/en/search/title?' . http_build_query($params);

$token = 'YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN';
$authorization = 'Authorization: Bearer ' . $token;

$ch = curl_init( $url );
curl_setopt( $ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true );
curl_setopt( $ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array( $authorization ));
curl_setopt( $ch, CURLOPT_USERAGENT, 'YOUR_APP_NAME (YOUR_EMAIL_OR_CONTACT_PAGE)' );
$output = curl_exec( $ch );
curl_close( $ch );

echo( $output );
?>

JavaScript

// Search English Wikipedia for 5 pages with titles that start with "earth"

let url = 'https://api.wikimedia.org/core/v1/wikipedia/en/search/title?q=earth&limit=5';
let response = await fetch( url,
    {
        headers: {
            'Authorization': 'Bearer YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN',
            'Api-User-Agent': 'YOUR_APP_NAME (YOUR_EMAIL_OR_CONTACT_PAGE)'
        }
    }
);
response.json()
    .then(console.log).catch(console.error);

Parameters

project

required path

Project name. For example: wikipedia (encyclopedia articles), commons (images, audio, and video), wiktionary (dictionary entries). List all projects.
language

required path

Language code. For example: ar (Arabic), en (English), es (Spanish). List supported languages.
Note: The language parameter is prohibited for commons and other multilingual projects.
q

required query

Search terms
limit

optional query

Maximum number of search results to return, between 1 and 100. Default: 50

Responses

200 Success: Returns a pages array containing search results.
Example
{
  "pages": [
    {
      "id": 9228,
      "key": "Earth",
      "title": "Earth",
      "excerpt": "Earth",
      "description": "Third planet from the Sun in the Solar System",
      "thumbnail": {
        "mimetype": "image/jpeg",
        "size": null,
        "width": 200,
        "height": 200,
        "duration": null,
        "url": "//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/97/The_Earth_seen_from_Apollo_17.jpg/200px-The_Earth_seen_from_Apollo_17.jpg"
      }
    },
    {
      "id": 10106,
      "key": "Earthquake",
      "title": "Earthquake",
      "excerpt": "Earthquake",
      "description": "Shaking of the surface of the earth caused by a sudden release of energy in the crust",
      "thumbnail": {
        "mimetype": "image/png",
        "size": null,
        "width": 200,
        "height": 125,
        "duration": null,
        "url": "//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/db/Quake_epicenters_1963-98.png/200px-Quake_epicenters_1963-98.png"
      }
    }
  ]
}
400 Error: Query parameter not set. Add q parameter.
Example
{
  "error": "parameter-validation-failed",
  "name": "q",
  "value": null,
  "failureCode": "missingparam",
  "failureData": null,
  "messageTranslations": {
    "en": "The \"q\" parameter must be set."
  },
  "httpCode": 400,
  "httpReason": "Bad Request"
}
400 Error: Invalid limit requested. Set limit parameter to between 1 and 100.
Example
{
  "error": "parameter-validation-failed",
  "name": "limit",
  "value": "200",
  "failureCode": "outofrange",
  "failureData": {
    "min": 1,
    "curmax": 100,
    "max": 100,
    "highmax": 100
  },
  "messageTranslations": {
    "en": "The value \"200\" for parameter \"limit\" must be between 1 and 100."
  },
  "httpCode": 400,
  "httpReason": "Bad Request"
}