MediaWiki API help

This is an auto-generated MediaWiki API documentation page.

Documentation and examples:


(main | options)
  • This module requires read rights.
  • This module requires write rights.
  • This module only accepts POST requests.
  • Source: MediaWiki
  • License: GPL-2.0+

Change preferences of the current user.

Only options which are registered in core or in one of installed extensions, or options with keys prefixed with userjs- (intended to be used by user scripts), can be set.


Resets preferences to the site defaults.

Type: boolean (details)

List of types of options to reset when the reset option is set.

Values (separate with | or alternative): registered, registered-multiselect, registered-checkmatrix, userjs, special, unused, all
Default: all

List of changes, formatted name=value (e.g. skin=vector). If no value is given (not even an equals sign), e.g., optionname|otheroption|..., the option will be reset to its default value. If any value passed contains the pipe character (|), use the alternative multiple-value separator for correct operation.

Separate values with | or alternative. Maximum number of values is 50 (500 for bots).

The name of the option that should be set to the value given by optionvalue.


The value for the option specified by optionname.


A "csrf" token retrieved from action=query&meta=tokens

This parameter is required.