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What is Scrapes?

Scrapes is a WordPress plugin that copies content from a website to your WordPress website for once or multiple times in chosen time intervals automatically. It is very easy to use, does not require programming skills and has three different task types: Single, Serial and Feed.

What are the minimum requirements for Scrapes?

Scrapes is designed to give maximum performance even on a minimum system configuration however the hardware configuration of the server, connection speed and physical location are significant factors which are affecting the performance. The minimum requirements, which are supported by default by almost every hosting provider are listed below.

  • PHP 5.2.4+
  • dom, mbstring, iconv, json and simplexml extensions
  • Configurable maximum execution time for PHP
  • WordPress 3.5+
  • IE Edge, Firefox, Safari, Chrome for admin panel

Can I scrape any website?

You can scrape content from almost every web site that you open in your browser. Just be sure that the content is not generated dynamically by javascript, such as load more buttons or lazy loading content by scrolling down.

You can check your website that you would like to scrape by disabling javascript from your browser settings and check if your content is still visible to you. Besides for serial type scraping make sure that a next page button is available and the content is not loading automatically on the current page.

Can I scrape websites requiring login?

Some websites define cookie values to your browser in order to remember your login information. In such cases using our cookie option you may scrape the login required pages. You can reach these cookie values in mostly developer tools in your favorite browser. But some websites may not use cookies or have some extra security cautions, in these cases you may not scrape those pages unfortunately.

Can I scrape a specific field from RSS / Atom Feeds?

Feed scrape type is only to copy RSS / Atom feed fields to your WordPress system automatically. There it is not designed to choose specific content areas for scraping. In order to do this or more wide scraping options single or serial type scraping is suggested.

Can I scrape multiple websites simultaneously?

Technically there is no scrape limit in our plugin. A scraper task may consume 10 – 30 MB RAM during the process, considering your server resources you may add as much as you want scraping tasks in your system.

Is it compatible with my theme or plugins?

Scrapes is developed to cooperate with other themes and plugins. It does not prevent other plugins or themes to run and works independent from others. This flexibility provides you to enter the custom fields for your theme or plugin needs their post types.

Can I create WooCommerce products with Scrapes?

Even Scrapes is already designed in a flexible structure, additional developments are made for WooCommerce. It is easy to create Simple, External and Virtual WooCommerce Products from other websites.

Do you provide an extended license?

Scrapes is sold under regular license and there is no plan to provide extended license in the near future.

How long does it take a scrape process?

It depends on your settings, your hardware and the source website location and response times.

What are the best options for scraping?

It varies from the scraping type. Default values which comes with the plugin is recommended. For different needs and adjustments you can read the user manual or contact us.

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