Welcome! This is the documentation for Pywikibot 8.5.1.
Pywikibot is a Python library and 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.
The project started in 2003 and is currently on core version 8.5.1. It features full API usage and is up-to-date with new MediaWiki features and a Pythonic package layout. But it also works with older installations of MediaWiki 1.27 or higher. For older MediaWiki versions you have to use older Pywikibot releases; refer Compatibility.
Pywikibot supports Microsoft Windows, macOS and Linux when used with a
compatible version of Python. It should also work on any other operating
system that has a compatible version of Python installed. To check
whether you have Python installed and to find its version, just type
python at the CMD or shell prompt.
Python 3.6.1 or higher is currently required to run the bot, but Python 3.7 or higher is recommended. Python 3.6 support will be dropped with Pywikibot 9.
Due to a security vulnerability it is strictly recommended to use Python 3.7 or higher. Python 3.6 support will be dropped soon.