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Name: Web Scraper Shortcode


use the [web-scraper] shortcode where you want to display the contents of a a specific section of another web page or site.
the shortcode takes several parameters, url and target.
The url is the url of the page you would like to scrape.
The element is the target element of the content from the remote page you would like.
You could specify the body element if you would like the entire page, or you could specify something like div#div_id_name to get the contents of that specific div.
The limit is the maximum number of entries to display if your element is a class and has returned multiple results, the first n results will be displayed.




  • example use of the plugin shortcode.
  • example output of the plugin shortcode.


  1. Upload web-scraper/ to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. use the [web-scraper] shortcode where you want to display the excerpts of the child pages.

Contributors & Developers

“Name: Web Scraper Shortcode” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Initial release


  • fixed opening php tag