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Web Grabber - WordPress HTML Scraping Plugin

Web Grabber - WordPress HTML Scraping Plugin

Web Grabber is a WordPress plugin that helps you automatically copy HTML from a web page and display on your WordPress page. The main strength of this plugin is the ability to keep the data up-to-date, making it especially useful for grabbing frequently updated data like news, prices, stock quotes, rankings, and more.

For example, let’s say you want to get the latest Football scores from a website. All you need to do is give the address of that page and a CSS selector to the plugin. Then whenever your page is visited, it retrieves and displays the latest Football scores from the original source.

FAQ

Is the copied HTML automatically updated without refreshing the page?

No, the HTML is updated only when the user visits or refreshes the page.

Does this plugin work in custom fields too?

Yes, you can simply paste the generated shortcode in your custom fields and it will work fine.

In which format will I receive the data?

You’ll receive HTML in the same format as the source, but it won’t have any CSS applied to it (unless the style is inline).

Can I use this plugin to automatically clone webpages?

No, that’s not the purpose of this plugin. This plugin is designed to scrape frequently updated data like prices, rankings, etc.

Can I grab HTML from multiple sites and display them on one blog post?

Yes you can. Simply generate code for each page and insert it inside your page. You can also grab multiple elements from the same page by separating CSS selectors with a comma. For example: #id,.class,p

Limitations

Please check the live demo before buying the plugin, because it might not be able to scrape data from some sites. Specifically, Web Grabber cannot grab the following types of content:

Videos: YouTube, Vimeo, and most other video sharing websites.

Flash: The contents of flash files (the flash file itself can be retrieved).

Content Visible Only to Registered Users: Profile page, inbox, etc.

JavaScript Generated HTML: Content that is generated using AJAX, Angular.js, or other JavaScript techniques can’t be retrieved. You can check if a page uses these techniques by disabling JavaScript in your browser. If you can’t see the content after disabling JavaScript, then you can’t copy it.

Note

If you decide to use this software product, do it with responsibility and make sure that you are allowed to display the grabbed HTML contents from the web page by checking its terms of usage. We assumes no responsibility for any abusive use of this software product and/or violation of any terms of usage of the grabbed web pages. This software product is sold exclusively on codecanyon.net.

Summary Of Features

Scrape product information and make money as reseller or affiliate, import latest currency information, grab flights information, hotels, locations, theature hours, news, weather forecast, and more.

Smart Caching System: The smart caching system is designed to minimize server resource usage by allowing you to set cache time for each element you want to grab.

Custom CSS Styles: You can easily change the style of copied content by applying your own CSS style.

Relative Path Conversion: WebGrabber’s built-in modules automatically convert relative path of links and images to absolute path, preventing broken links and images on your page.

Compatible With WooCommerce: WebGrabber is designed to work perfectly with WooCommerce and other popular plugins.

Editable With JavaScript: Need to modify the copied content? WebGrabber can be used in conjunction with a JavaScript plugin to modify the content.

Fast & Optimized Engine: The fully updated engine in version 3 is optimized to provide up to 2x faster extraction than rival plugins.

Web grabbing is also known as web ripping, web scraping, and html extracting.

Changelog

Version 3.1 (May 20, 2017)
- Improved the scraper core
- The plugin now generates a more concise shortcode while still supporting older shortcodes
- Added a new field for excluding unwanted tags
- Added a new field for removing text
- Added an option for making links open in new tab
- Added an option for converting links to text

Version 3.0 (January 7, 2017)
- Added a new field for applying custom CSS to the grabbed HTML
- Added a new field for adding CSS class names
- Fixed a bug that prevented using CSS attribute selectors
- Added more encoding options
- Now using 0 for chaching also removes the old cache
- Fixed redirect error

Version 2.0 (December 17, 2016)
- Rewrote the core of WebGrabber -> now 2x more efficient and 4x faster!
- Added a caching system
- Added a module that automatically converts relative path in links and images to absolute path
- Fixed issues with Hostgator and some other hosts
- Now compatible with WooCommerce and other plugins
- Now you can use a CSS/jQuery/JavaScript plugin to modify the grabbed HTML

Version 1.1 (April 4, 2016)
- Fixed interface bugs
- Improved the documentation
- Updated FAQ

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