Support for Scrapes - Automatic web content crawler and auto post plugin for WordPress


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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.

Also we highly recommend you to check our live demo from before purchasing to make sure if it fits your needs or not. Please inform us back if you need an assist.

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 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.

Can I use it on multiple domains?

Your purchase code will be valid actively for a single domain name that you entered including subdomain names and localhost for testing purposes according to regular license terms .

For example, if you registered your purchase code for “” domain name, it will be valid for;
  • http(s)://localhost
  • http(s)://
  • http(s)://
  • http(s)://
  • http(s):// (or any other subdomains)

If you didn’t decide your domain name yet, you can register it with “http://localhost” domain name to run the plugin on localhost for testing purposes and contact us for change after you decide your domain name.

Also if you would like to change your domain name later, you can contact us anytime you want for changing.

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. * Grouped, variable and downloadable product types and product attributes are not fully supported currently.

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.

I am getting “Purchase code is already exists. Please provide another purchase code.” message, what should I do?

Don’t panic, you probably registered your domain name wrongly or you are trying to register a different domain name than you are running on. Please send us your purchase code from to reset your record. Also never share your purchase code in comments section for your own privacy.

My tasks are always at “Preparing” state, why?

In order to troubleshoot this issue, please follow the steps bellow. You can also contact us from with your WordPress login credentials if you need further assistance.

  1. If you use ionMag WordPress Theme, please continue with this step otherwise you can skip to next step. You should modify the wp-content/themes/ionMag/includes/wp_booster/td_cake.php file, line about 549 as below.

    function _schedule_modify_add_three_days() {
    function _schedule_modify_add_three_days($schedules) {
    After you edit and save the file, re-save your task to check if is it working as expected or not. If it’s not, please follow the next step.

  2. If you duplicated any of your tasks by clicking “Copy” button, please continue with this step otherwise you can skip to next step. Duplicated task will stay at “Preparing” state until you edit it. In this case, just re-save your task by clicking “Edit” button to check if is it working as expected or not. If it’s not, please follow the next step.

  3. In some cases, WordPress can’t insert the tasks into schedules and “Next Run” looks empty on “All Scrapes” screen. In this case, just re-save your task by clicking “Edit” button to check if is it working as expected or not. If it’s not, please follow the next step.

  4. Try adding the code below to your wp-config.php file before the line “That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging.”

    define('ALTERNATE_WP_CRON', true);
    After you edit and save the file, re-save your task to check if is it working as expected or not. If it’s not, please follow the next step.

  5. Next steps requires “Cron Manager by Duo Leaf” WordPress Plugin to check your cron jobs which you can install from for free.

  6. In some cases, cron job queue might be too long. If you use other auto poster plugins or pinging external websites option is chosen in your WordPress admin, you can see a lot of “do_pings” in “Cron Manager by Duo Leaf”. In order to reset your cron job queue, please run the SQL query below in your phpMyAdmin panel to clear the list;

    UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = '' WHERE option_name = 'cron'
    After you run the query, re-save your task to check if is it working as expected or not. If it’s not, please follow the next step.

  7. In some cases, other themes or plugins might be interrupting your cron schedules. Please check intervals from “Cron Manager by Duo Leaf” and see ”5 Minutes” to “1 Month” schedules in the list. If they are not in the list, deactivate all possible plugins and change your theme to WordPress’s default “twentyseventeen” for a while. If they appear, re-save your task then revert your theme and try to find which plugin is causing this issue afterwards. If they not appear, please follow the next step.

  8. Call the URL http://YOUR-DOMAIN/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron with replacing “YOUR-DOMAIN” from your browser. If your task is changing its status to “Running”, contact your hosting provider to find a clue about your wp-cron.php is not firing automatically. You can also check your Apache or NGINX error logs for more details.

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