You can't just simply append /wiki/ because it might not be the article path for the wiki you're on. The default is usually {$wgScriptPath}/$1, not /wiki/$1. You can find the article path by getting api.php?action=query&meta=siteinfo&siprop=general - you'll need to replace the $1 with the article's name and prepend the server hostname.

On 9 January 2017 at 15:43, Erik Bernhardson <> wrote:
Unfortunately URL isn't one of the currently returned field in the search API. Currently you can simply append the returned title to the /wiki/ prefix of the same domain to generate a URL.  The basic API is:

I'll add a ticket later to make an optional parameter to return the fully qualified URL. Being explicit couldn't be bad.

On Jan 9, 2017 6:18 AM, "Akinwale Habib" <> wrote:

Hello team,

Hope this meets you well?

Please I am finding it impossible to generate a query to search MediaWiki API using a title and get in return url's of all matching pages.

Kindly help.

Thank you.

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