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Grabber Widget


The HTML Grabber Widget was developed by Acumen
in order to provide a way to insert HTML from local or external webpages within your WordPress pages.

Once the plugin is installed, you will have a new Widget shown in the Appearance section, which you’ll be able to
drag into your sidebar. From there, you can configure the page settings, including an xPath query to the element
that you want to include in the sidebar.


  • Configuration options for the Grabber Sidebar Widget


What format can I specify HTML elements using?

Currently, we are using PHP’s DomXPath object. We have added support for choosing
an element by ID. However, if you were writing this yourself using the xPath syntax, you would use the syntax //*[@id='myElementId'].
We hope to support jQuery to support parsing of pages via a proxy using AJAX.



  • Initial release using DOMXPath


  • Added shortcode format

Contributors & Developers

This is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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