MWParserFromHell v0.5 Documentation

mwparserfromhell (the MediaWiki Parser from Hell) is a Python package that provides an easy-to-use and outrageously powerful parser for MediaWiki wikicode. It supports Python 2 and Python 3.

Developed by Earwig with contributions from Σ, Legoktm, and others. Development occurs on GitHub.


The easiest way to install the parser is through the Python Package Index; you can install the latest release with pip install mwparserfromhell (get pip). Make sure your pip is up-to-date first, especially on Windows.

Alternatively, get the latest development version:

git clone
cd mwparserfromhell
python install

You can run the comprehensive unit testing suite with python test -q.

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