MediaWiki API help

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

action=upload

(main | upload)
  • This module requires read rights.
  • This module requires write rights.
  • This module only accepts POST requests.
  • Source: MediaWiki
  • License: GPL-2.0-or-later

Upload a file, or get the status of pending uploads.

Several methods are available:

  • Upload file contents directly, using the file parameter.
  • Upload the file in pieces, using the filesize, chunk, and offset parameters.
  • Have the MediaWiki server fetch a file from a URL, using the url parameter.
  • Complete an earlier upload that failed due to warnings, using the filekey parameter.

Note that the HTTP POST must be done as a file upload (i.e. using multipart/form-data) when sending the file.

Parameters:
filename

Target filename.

comment

Upload comment. Also used as the initial page text for new files if text is not specified.

Default: (empty)
tags

Change tags to apply to the upload log entry and file page revision.

Values (separate with | or alternative): spam, wiki-scripts
text

Initial page text for new files.

watch
Deprecated.

Watch the page.

Type: boolean (details)
watchlist

Unconditionally add or remove the page from the current user's watchlist, use preferences or do not change watch.

One of the following values: watch, preferences, nochange
Default: preferences
ignorewarnings

Ignore any warnings.

Type: boolean (details)
file

File contents.

Must be posted as a file upload using multipart/form-data.
url

URL to fetch the file from.

filekey

Key that identifies a previous upload that was stashed temporarily.

sessionkey
Deprecated.

Same as filekey, maintained for backward compatibility.

stash

If set, the server will stash the file temporarily instead of adding it to the repository.

Type: boolean (details)
filesize

Filesize of entire upload.

The value must be between 0 and 104,857,600.
Type: integer
offset

Offset of chunk in bytes.

The value must be no less than 0.
Type: integer
chunk

Chunk contents.

Must be posted as a file upload using multipart/form-data.
async

Make potentially large file operations asynchronous when possible.

Type: boolean (details)
checkstatus

Only fetch the upload status for the given file key.

Type: boolean (details)
token

A "csrf" token retrieved from action=query&meta=tokens

This parameter is required.