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GET request to list pages which link to a certain page.

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  • Source: MediaWiki
  • License: GPL-2.0-or-later

Find all pages that link to the given page.


Title to search. Cannot be used together with blpageid.


Page ID to search. Cannot be used together with bltitle.

Type: integer

When more results are available, use this to continue.


The namespace to enumerate.

Values (separate with | or alternative): 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 90, 91, 92, 93, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 486, 487, 828, 829, 1198, 1199, 2300, 2301, 2302, 2303, 2600, 5500, 5501
To specify all values, use *.

The direction in which to list.

One of the following values: ascending, descending
Default: ascending

How to filter for redirects. If set to nonredirects when blredirect is enabled, this is only applied to the second level.

One of the following values: all, redirects, nonredirects
Default: all

How many total pages to return. If blredirect is enabled, the limit applies to each level separately (which means up to 2 * bllimit results may be returned).

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

If linking page is a redirect, find all pages that link to that redirect as well. Maximum limit is halved.

Type: boolean (details)


GET request

List backlinks to the philosophy page.


    "batchcomplete": "",
    "continue": {
        "blcontinue": "1|987",
        "continue": "-||"
    "query": {
        "backlinks": [
                "pageid": 12,
                "ns": 0,
                "title": "Anarchism"
                "pageid": 128,
                "ns": 1,
                "title": "Talk:Atlas Shrugged"
                "pageid": 336,
                "ns": 0,
                "title": "Altruism"

Sample code




    MediaWiki Action API Code Samples
    Demo of `API:Backlinks` module: Get request to list pages which
    link to a certain page.
    MIT license

import requests

S = requests.Session()

URL = "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php"


R = S.get(url=URL, params=PARAMS)
DATA = R.json()



In the example above, only direct links to the philosophy page are returned. When blredirect is set, the response will include any pages which backlink to redirects for the value in bltitle.

These redirected backlinks are treated as separate groups within the response hierarchy, one level down from the redirect itself.

The limit set in bllimit applies separately to each level of the response, so bllimit=25 would return up to 25 direct backlinks, and up to 25 backlinks within each individual redirect.

In addition, using blcontinue when a redirect was in the response will return more second-level backlinks, before finally moving on to more direct backlinks, once all the backlinks for a redirect have been returned in full.

Possible errors

رمز Info
blbadcontinue متابعة غير صحيحة; يجب عليك تمرير القيمة الأصلية التي تم إرجاعها بواسطة الاستعلام السابق.

See also