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9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Nov. 07, 2018
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001527541  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2018  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   9,453,250