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Manual on MediaWiki Tools
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Release status: beta

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Implementation Bot
Description Collection of Python scripts for automated editing of MediaWiki wikis.
Author(s) various
Latest version 2.0rc2
License Expat License [Remark 1]
Download Nightly dump

The Pywikibot, short PWB (former names Python Wikipediabot Framework, Pywikipediabot or Pywikipedia) is a collection of tools that automate work on MediaWiki sites. Originally designed for Wikipedia, it is now used throughout the Wikimedia Foundation's projects and on many other MediaWiki wikis. It is written in Python, which is a free, cross-platform programming language. This page provides links to general information for people who want to use the bot software.

For full documentation about Pywikibot code structure see docs at

This project in Gerrit, Gitblit, GitHub, Phabricator.

Sign up to the main mailing list for asking questions and sharing information, or view the archives. Mailing lists for Bugtracker monitoring and Git Commits are also available.

Use the #pywikibot IRC channelconnect for quick questions.

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Table of contents[edit | edit source]

Using Pywikibot
Participating in pywikibot development

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Remarks[edit | edit source]

  1. One file in Compat is licensed under a 3-clause BSD.[citation needed] The English spelling files have a custom license. Other licenses and more information at: Manual:Pywikibot/Overview#License