API:Templates

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MediaWiki version:
1.11

GET request to get a list of all pages (typically templates) transcluded in the provided pages.

API documentation[edit]


prop=templates (tl)

(main | query | templates)
  • This module requires read rights.
  • This module can be used as a generator.
  • Source: MediaWiki
  • License: GPL-2.0-or-later

Returns all pages transcluded on the given pages.

Parameters:
tlnamespace

Show templates in these namespaces only.

Values (separate with | or alternative): -1, -2, 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 *.
tllimit

How many templates to return.

Type: integer or max
The value must be between 1 and 500.
Default: 10
tlcontinue

When more results are available, use this to continue.

tltemplates

Only list these templates. Useful for checking whether a certain page uses a certain template.

Separate values with | or alternative.
Maximum number of values is 50 (500 for clients allowed higher limits).
tldir

The direction in which to list.

One of the following values: ascending, descending
Default: ascending
Examples:
Get the templates used on the page Main Page.
api.php?action=query&prop=templates&titles=Main%20Page [open in sandbox]
Get information about the template pages used on Main Page.
api.php?action=query&generator=templates&titles=Main%20Page&prop=info [open in sandbox]
Get pages in the User and Template namespaces that are transcluded on the page Main Page.
api.php?action=query&prop=templates&titles=Main%20Page&tlnamespace=2|10 [open in sandbox]

Example[edit]

GET request[edit]

Get a list of templates used on a page.

Response[edit]

{
    "continue": {
        "tlcontinue": "736|10|Birth_date",
        "continue": "||"
    },
    "query": {
        "pages": {
            "736": {
                "pageid": 736,
                "ns": 0,
                "title": "Albert Einstein",
                "templates": [
                    {
                        "ns": 0,
                        "title": "Einstein"
                    },
                    {
                        "ns": 10,
                        "title": "Template:20th Century Press Archives"
                    },
                    ...
                ]
            }
        }
    }

Sample code[edit]

Python[edit]

#!/usr/bin/python3

"""
    templates.py
    MediaWiki API Demos
    Demo of `Templates` module: Get a list of templates used on a page
    MIT License
"""

import requests

S = requests.Session()

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

PARAMS = {
    "action": "query",
    "titles": "Albert Einstein",
    "prop": "templates",
    "format": "json"
}

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

print(DATA)

PHP[edit]

<?php

/*
    templates.php
    MediaWiki API Demos
    Demo of `Templates` module: Get a list of templates used on a page
    MIT License
*/

$endPoint = "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php";
$params = [
    "action" => "query",
    "titles" => "Albert Einstein",
    "prop" => "templates",
    "format" => "json"
];

$url = $endPoint . "?" . http_build_query( $params );

$ch = curl_init( $url );
curl_setopt( $ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true );
$output = curl_exec( $ch );
curl_close( $ch );

$result = json_decode( $output, true );
var_dump( $result );

JavaScript[edit]

/*
    templates.js
    MediaWiki API Demos
    Demo of `Templates` module: Get a list of templates used on a page
    MIT License
*/

var url = "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php"; 

var params = {
    action: "query",
    titles: "Albert Einstein",
    prop: "templates",
    format: "json"
};

url = url + "?origin=*";
Object.keys(params).forEach(function(key){url += "&" + key + "=" + params[key];});

fetch(url)
    .then(function(response){return response.json();})
    .then(function(response) {console.log(response);})
    .catch(function(error){console.log(error);});

MediaWiki JS[edit]

/*
	templates.js
	MediaWiki API Demos
	Demo of `Templates` module: Get a list of templates used on a page
	MIT License
*/

var params = {
		action: 'query',
		titles: 'Albert Einstein',
		prop: 'templates',
		format: 'json'
	},
	api = new mw.Api();

api.get( params ).done( function ( data ) {
	console.log( data );
} );


Parameter history[edit]

  • v1.19: Introduced tldir
  • v1.17: Introduced tltemplates
  • v1.x: Introduced tlcontinue, tllimit

Additional notes[edit]

See also[edit]