MediaWiki API

A library for interacting with MediaWiki API from Ruby. Uses adapter-agnostic Faraday gem to talk to the API.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem "mediawiki_api"

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install mediawiki_api


Assuming you have MediaWiki installed via MediaWiki-Vagrant.

require "mediawiki_api"

client = ""
client. "username", "password" # default Vagrant username and password are "Admin", "vagrant"
client. "username", "password" # will not work on wikis that require CAPTCHA, like Wikipedia
client.create_page "title", "content"
client.get_wikitext "title"
client.protect_page "title", "reason", "protections" #  protections are optional, default is "edit=sysop|move=sysop"
client.delete_page "title", "reason"
client.upload_image "filename", "path", "comment", "ignorewarnings"
client.watch_page "title"
client.unwatch_page "title"
client.meta :siteinfo, siprop: "extensions"
client.prop :info, titles: "Some page"
client.query titles: ["Some page", "Some other page"]

Advanced Usage

Any API action can be requested using #action. See the MediaWiki API documentation for supported actions and parameters.

By default, the client will attempt to get a csrf token before attempting the action. For actions that do not require a token, you can specify token_type: false to avoid requesting the unnecessary token before the real request. For example:

client.action :parse, page: 'Main Page', token_type: false

MediaWiki API gem at: Gerrit, GitHub, RubyGems, Code Climate.



Release notes

0.7.1 2017-01-31

  • Add text param to MediawikiApi::Client#upload_image

0.7.0 2016-08-03

  • Automatically follow redirects for all API requests.

0.6.0 2016-05-25

  • Update account creation code for AuthManager. This change updates the gem to test which API flavor is in use, then send requests accordingly.

0.5.0 2015-09-04

  • Client cookies can now be read and modified via MediawikiApi::Client#cookies.
  • Logging in will recurse upon a NeedToken API error only once to avoid infinite recursion in cases where authentication is repeatedly unsuccessful.

0.4.1 2015-06-17

  • Allow for response-less ApiError exceptions to make mocking in tests easier

0.4.0 2015-06-16

  • Use action=query&meta=tokens to fetch tokens, instead of deprecated action=tokens

0.3.1 2015-01-06

  • Actions now automatically refresh token and re-submit action if first attempt returns 'badtoken'.

0.3.0 2014-10-14

  • HTTP 400 and 500 responses now result in an HttpError exception.
  • Edit failures now result in an EditError exception.

0.2.1 2014-08-26

  • Fix error handling for token requests

0.2.0 2014-08-06

  • Automatic response parsing.
  • Handling of API error responses.
  • Watch/unwatch support.
  • Query support.
  • Public MediawikiApi::Client#action method for advanced API use.

0.1.4 2014-07-18

  • Added MediawikiApi::Client#protect_page.
  • Updated documentation.

0.1.3 2014-06-28

  • Added MediawikiApi::Client#upload_image.

0.1.2 2014-04-11

  • Added MediawikiApi::Client#get_wikitext.

0.1.1 2014-04-01

  • Updated documentation.

0.1.0 2014-03-13

  • Complete refactoring.
  • Removed MediawikiApi#create_article, #create_user and #delete_article.
  • Added MediawikiApi::Client#new, #log_in, #create_page, #delete_page, #create_account.
  • Added unit tests.

0.0.2 2014-02-11

  • Added MediawikiApi#delete_article.

0.0.1 2014-02-07

  • Added MediawikiApi#create_article and #create_user.