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Various aspects of Wikipedia can be monitored with RSS or Atom feeds to make it easier to keep track of changes.

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Atom (1.0) feedsEdit

  • Changes to any Wikipedia article: go to the article's history page and use the toolbox link labeled "Atom" to subscribe to this feed
  • Recent changes (alternatively: go to Special:RecentChanges and use the toolbox link labeled "Atom" to subscribe to this feed)
  • New Pages (alternatively: go to Special:NewPages and use the toolbox link labeled "Atom" to subscribe to this feed)
  • User watchlist feed; watchlist with all changes (not just the most recent)
  • Contribution pages for a specific user: go to the user's contribution page and use the toolbox link labeled "Atom" to subscribe to this feed

RSS feedsEdit

Watchlist feed with tokenEdit

You can set up an RSS or Atom feed of your watchlist that is accessible even when logged out:[1]

  1. Go to Special:Preferences
  2. Click the "Watchlist" tab
  3. Make up a token, or copy and paste the "randomly-generated value" into the "Watchlist token" box
  4. Click "Save"
  5. Your watchlist RSS feed can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?action=feedwatchlist&wlowner=USERNAME&wltoken=TOKEN, where USERNAME is your username without the User: prefix and TOKEN is the watchlist token you saved in your preferences. If you would prefer an Atom feed rather than an RSS one, add "&feedformat=atom" to the Link of your feed.

Similar to your watchlist on Wikipedia, the feed of your watchlist could be customized. Therefore you have to add different parameters to the link of your feed, see documentation on Mediawiki.

XML exportsEdit

You can export the contents of a particular article or set of articles in XML format via the Special:Export page. This special page allows exporting the history of the page as well (up to 1000 revisions). Test out the full-history export on a page with a short history, to make sure you know what you are getting.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kristian Risager Larsen (2009-09-24). "Personal watchlist through RSS from Wikipedia". Retrieved 2010-03-18. 

External linksEdit

Scraped feeds from Wikipedia pages: