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PHP Wikipedia API: Edit and retrieve content from Wikipedia

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This class can be used to edit and retrieve content from Wikipedia.

It can send HTTP requests to the Wikipedia API Web server to perform several types of operations. Currently it can:

- Search for pages that use certain keywords
- Get recent changes
- Create pages
- Edit pages
- Get the original Wiki text content of a page

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Wikipedia is a very popular Web site that hosts articles about many topics that people in general want to know.

This class provides PHP based API that accesses Wikipedia API to manage articles published in Wikipedia.

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LM Wikipedia bot

LM Wikipedia bot is a PHP class to create, edit and search articles on Wikipedia



Include wikibot class:


You just need a username and password for edit action. if you want to use search or get recent changes just set your local URL:

$bot = new lm_wiki_bot(['url'=>'']);

For add/edit or patrol you should do this:

$bot_config = [
    'username'=>'account username',
    'password'=>'account password'
$bot = new lm_wiki_bot($bot_config);


Perform a full text search


$results = $bot->search(['keyword'=>"something"]);


 $results = $bot->search([

Parameters: |Name|Description|Values|Default| |-----------|------------------------|-------------------------------------|-------| |namespace|Search only within these namespaces| Namespace numbers separate with \| |0| |limit|How many total pages to return|The value must be between 1 and 500|10| |offset|When more results are available, use this to continue|-|0 |sort|Set the sort order of returned results|create_timestamp_asc, create_timestamp_desc, incoming_links_asc, incoming_links_desc, just_match, last_edit_asc, last_edit_desc, none, random, relevance|relevance| |prefix|Perform a prefix search for page titles|true or false|false|

Recent Changes

List all the recent changes to the wiki, in the same manner as Special:RecentChanges lists them


$results = $bot->recent();


$results = $bot->recent([

Parameters: |Name|Description|Values|Default| |-----------|------------------------|-------------------------------------|-------| |namespace|Search only within these namespaces| Namespace numbers separate with \| |0| |limit|How many total changes to return|The value must be between 1 and 500|10| |user|Only list changes by this user| user name, IP or user ID (e.g. #12345)|null| |order|In which direction to enumerate|newer, older|older| |type|Show only items that meet these criteria. For example: minor edits done by logged-in users|!anon, !autopatrolled, !bot, !minor, !patrolled, !redirect, anon, autopatrolled, bot, minor, patrolled, redirect, unpatrolled - separate with \| | null|


Get the original wikitext content of a page:

$result = $bot->content("Software bot");

Get parsed HTML content of a page:

$result = $bot->content("Software bot", "text");


Create and edit pages

Simple Edit/Create:

        'title'=>'page title',

Advanced sample:

        'summary'=>'Test Edit comment',

Parameters: |Name|Description|Values|Default| |-----------|------------------------|-------------------------------------|-------| |title|Title of the page to edit. Cannot be used together with pageid|-|-| |pageid|Page ID of the page to edit. Cannot be used together with title|-|-| |summary|Edit summary|-|section title when section=new and sectiontitle is not set| |section|Section number. 0 for the top section, new for a new section|-|-| |sectiontitle|The title for a new section|-|-| |text|Page content|-|-| |appendtext|Add this text to the end of the page. Overrides text|Use section=new to append a new section, rather than this parameter|-| |prependtext|Add this text to the beginning of the page. Overrides text|-|-| |createonly|Don't edit the page if it exists already|true or false|false| |recreate|Override any errors about the page having been deleted in the meantime|true or false|false| |undo|Undo this revision. Overrides text, prependtext and appendtext|The value must be no less than 0|-| |undoafter|Undo all revisions from undo to this one. If not set, just undo one revision|The value must be no less than 0|-| |redirect|Automatically resolve redirects|true or false|false|

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