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Wikimedia Enterprise APIs

Snapshot API

Retrieve an entire Wikimedia project, updated daily.

  • Download compressed files containing everything in a given project, updated daily or monthly
  • Configure Snapshot downloads based on specific projects or language edition
  • Monthly Snapshots are always free with an account

On-demand API

Retrieve any article from any Wikimedia project at anytime.

  • Make standard HTTP requests to retrieve any document by ID or page name
  • Request the latest page data any time to augment your Realtime or Snapshot API data
  • Access Wikipedia Infobox content and article Sections in JSON with our Structured Contents endpoint
  • 10,000 Requests are free with an account

Realtime API

Stream real-time updates from any Wikimedia project, like Wikipedia.

  • Streaming: Receive streaming updates of changes as they occur in real-time
  • Batch: Download compressed files of incremental updates each hour
  • Receive updates for new content, edits, deletions, and urgent events including community-curated visibility changes

Send your first API request with a free account.

Wikimedia Enterprise API Structured Data

Always receive the same structured response from every API delivery method with JSON or ND-JSON

Retrieve data in bulk with the Snapshot API, listen for changes with the Realtime API stream, and make requests to the On-demand API

API responses include article data such as summary, image, Wikidata QID, license, and more. Also included is data specific to the last revision, such as editor, size of change, and credibility score with revert probability.

Example: Run this cURL command with your access token (see docs to get that) to grab the live english squirrel wikipedia article seen here →

curl -H "Authorization: Bearer ACCESS_TOKEN" -L "https://api.enterprise.wikimedia.com/v2/articles/Squirrel?limit=1&fields=name&fields=identifier&filters=\{\"field\":\"is_part_of.identifier\",\"value\":\"enwiki\"\}"

For a full breakdown and explanation of the data in responses see our Data Dictionary schema.

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  "name": "Squirrel",
  "identifier": 28492,
  "abstract": "...summary of article...",
  "date_created": "2001-10-09T17:55:09Z",
  "date_modified": "2023-06-08T22:54:56Z",
  "date_previously_modified": "2023-05-11T22:49:51Z",
  "version": {
    "identifier": 1159205766,
    "comment": "...version edit comment...",
    "tags": [...],
    "is_minor_edit": true,
    "has_tag_needs_citation": true,
    "scores": {...},
    "editor": {...},
    "number_of_characters": 30705,
    "size": {
      "value": 30799,
      "unit_text": "B"
    "event": {...}
  "previous_version": {...},
  "url": "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squirrel",
  "watchers_count": 341,
  "image": {
    "content_url": "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/68/Sciuridae.jpg",
    "width": 600,
    "height": 600
  "article_body": {
    "html": "...html of entire page...",
    "wikitext": "...wikitext of entire page..."
  "namespace": {
    "identifier": 0
  "in_language": {
    "identifier": "en"
  "main_entity": {
    "identifier": "Q9482",
    "url": "https://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q9482"
  "protection": [...],
  "additional_entities": [...],
  "categories": [...],
  "templates": [...],
  "redirects": [...],
  "is_part_of": {...},
  "license": [
      "name": "Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 Unported",
      "identifier": "CC-BY-SA-3.0",
      "url": "https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/"

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