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Using MediaWiki's API, retrieve pages that belong to a given category

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Using MediaWiki's API: retrieve pages that belong to a given category


pip install mw_category_members


import category_members

results = category_members.retrieve('Category:Presidents_of_the_United_States')
for r in results:
    print(r['name'], r['link'])


def retrieve(cat_name, mw_instance='', types=['page', 'subcat', 'file'], clean_subcat_names=False):
  • cat_name: Category name e.g. 'Category:Presidents_of_the_United_States'.
  • mw_instance: Which MediaWiki instance to use (the URL 'origin'). Defaults to ''.
  • types: Which types of pages to retrieve. Defaults to ['page', 'subcat', 'file'].
  • clean_subcat_names: If True, removes the e.g. 'Category:' prefix of the titles. Defaults to False.


Array of pages where a page is a dictionary of {'name': 'some name', 'link': 'some absolute link'}.



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