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A MediaWiki API client library.

mwapi is a low-level library for the MediaWiki Action API. If you intend to edit pages or want a higher-level interface, it’s recommended to use mwbot, which builds on top of this crate.


  • generic to fit any application, whether for interactive usage or writing a bot
  • fully compatible with concurrent use cases
  • turns MediaWiki errors into Rust errors for you
  • logging (using the tracing crate) for visiblity into errors
  • follow all best practices

Quick start

let client = mwapi::Client::builder("https://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php")
    .set_user_agent("mwapi demo")
    // Provide credentials for login:
    // .set_botpassword("username", "password")
let resp = client.get_value(&[
    ("action", "query"),
    ("prop", "info"),
    ("titles", "Taylor Swift"),
let info = resp["query"]["pages"][0].clone();
assert_eq!(info["ns"].as_u64().unwrap(), 0);
assert_eq!(info["title"].as_str().unwrap(), "Taylor Swift");


  • authentication, using OAuth2 (recommended) or BotPasswords
  • error handling, transforming MediaWiki errors into Rust ones (see mwapi_errors)
  • CSRF token handling with post_with_token
  • rate limiting and concurrency controls
  • (planned) file uploads

See also

  • mwbot provides a higher level interface to interacting with MediaWiki
  • mwapi_responses is a macro to generate strict types for dynamic API queries


mwapi is a part of the mwbot-rs project. We’re always looking for new contributors, please reach out if you’re interested!


pub use client::Client;
pub use error::ErrorFormat;




Assert that your account has the specified login state, see API:Assert for more details.

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