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Release status: unmaintained
Implementation API
Description Provides a client-server API for the ShortUrl extension.
Author(s) Daniel Norton (danortontalk)
Latest preview version 1.0.2 (2014-03-14)
MediaWiki 1.16+
PHP 5.3+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 3.0 or later
Tested against Extension:ShortUrl version 1.1

The ShortUrlApi extension provides a client-server API for the ShortUrl extension. It adds:

  • A new property to page queries (action=query&prop=shorturl), providing for each page:
    • path: ShortUrl path (e.g. "/Special:ShortUrl/q45t")
    • code: ShortUrl code (e.g. "q45t")
  • A new query action (action=shorturl), which returns details about specified short URL codes.
    • template: a string formatting template for ShortUrl paths (e.g. "/Special:ShortUrl/$1")
    • an array of details for each code specified in the query


This extension requires the ShortUrl extension to be installed first.

  • Select a release archive, download it and place the file(s) in a directory called ShortUrlApi in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your "LocalSettings.php " file:
    require_once "$IP/extensions/ShortUrlApi/ShortUrlApi.php";
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

API Documentation[edit]

After installation, the API documentation is available at the API endpoint of your wiki. See the help page on the API endpoint for details.

See also[edit]