Wikimedia API documentation

Open access to free knowledge in over 300 languages

Search Wikipedia

Find articles by subject and title.

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Featured content

Get daily featured articles, most read pages, and more.

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Images and media files

Reuse free image, audio, and video.

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Exploring Wikimedia

Projects and languages

Discover projects beyond Wikipedia.

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Reusing free content

Learn about licensing and attribution for free content.

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Authentication

Managing API keys

Create and manage API credentials.

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Authentication

Implement OAuth 2.0 authentication for your requests.

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Rate limits

Be aware of limits to Wikimedia API access.

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Best practices

Stability policy

Learn about API versioning.

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Security

Keep your client credentials safe and secure.

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Bots and tools

Get started building tools that support editors.

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