MediaWiki API help

This is an auto-generated MediaWiki API documentation page.

Documentation and examples: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API

action=opensearch

(main | opensearch)

Search the wiki using the OpenSearch protocol.

Parameters:
search

Search string.

This parameter is required.
namespace

Namespaces to search. Ignored if search begins with a valid namespace prefix.

Values (separate with | or alternative): 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 110, 111, 710, 711, 828, 829, 2300, 2301, 2302, 2303
To specify all values, use *.
Default: 0
limit

Maximum number of results to return.

No more than 500 (5 000 for bots) allowed.
Type: integer or max
Default: 10
suggest

Do nothing if $wgEnableOpenSearchSuggest is false.

Type: boolean (details)
redirects

How to handle redirects:

return
Return the redirect itself.
resolve
Return the target page. May return fewer than limit results.

For historical reasons, the default is "return" for format=json and "resolve" for other formats.

One of the following values: return, resolve
format

The format of the output.

One of the following values: json, jsonfm, xml, xmlfm
Default: json
warningsaserror

If warnings are raised with format=json, return an API error instead of ignoring them.

Type: boolean (details)
Example:
Find pages beginning with Te.
api.php?action=opensearch&search=Te [open in sandbox]