Need help with the Wiki API

Need help with the Wiki API


So I have just started the Wikipedia API challenge and I just don’t understand why my code is not logging my API back to me in the console. I have done it this way in the previous two challenges, but for some reason it will just not log this one. If someone could look at my code/code pen and let me know that would be great :smiley:

var api = “”;

$(document).ready(function() {


function getWiki() {
url: api,
success: function (result) {



Hey @bstranc,
first of all, I would put the api string with the double quotation marks and not the ones you used.
Second, when I ran your code, I got :

No ‘Access-Control-Allow-Origin’ header is present on the requested resource. Origin ‘null’ is therefore not allowed access.

This is because you are trying to make an XMLHttpRequest to a different domain than your page is on. To bypass this issue, you need to use CORS.

You can read more about it here.

Hope that helps.