Scrapes Lite – Automatic web content crawler and auto post plugin for WordPress

Description

Scrapes Lite is a WordPress plugin that copies contents from a website to your WordPress website for once or multiple times in chosen time intervals automatically.
It’s very easy to use, doesn’t require any programming skills and designed for best user experience.

You no longer need API’s which requires registration and provides limited access, also you can retrieve data from non API providing websites.
Schedule it for once and let it autopilot your posts 7/24 for you like a robot!

One plugin for all sources. Here are some video tutorials for big brands.

FEATURES

  • Ready to go:
    Designed to run without any coding. Upload, activate and run, that’s all.

  • No extra requirements:
    Works with minimum requirements that supported by almost every hosting provider.

  • High performance:
    Aims to achieve the high performance with the minimum system requirements.

  • Low platform needs:
    Works perfectly with all platform versions from PHP 5.2.4+ and WordPress 3.5+.

  • Multiple tasks:
    Scrapes content from multiple sources simultaneously without any limitations.

  • Works on background:
    Set the bot once and let it work on background 7/24 to scrape for your WordPress site.

  • Compatible with themes:
    Scrapes content with any specific short code that defined by your WordPress themes.

  • Compatible with plugins:
    Scrapes content with any specific custom field that defined by your WordPress plugins.

  • Custom fields automatic complete:
    Shows and completes custom fields that defined by other installed tools and plugins.

  • Automatic WooCommerce gallery:
    Just inspect the gallery container to scrape high resolution images without effort.

  • User Experience:
    Designed for fluent usage with continuous form design with best UX.

  • Responsive UI:
    Access your dashboard from any device like mobile, tablet or desktop.

  • Basic to Advanced:
    Designed to fit every purpose of usage, from basic to advanced.

  • Custom XPath:
    Locate content that you want to scrape with visual selector tool or custom written XPath.

  • Templates:
    Provides flexible text and visual formatting options for scraped contents.

  • Template tags:
    Just click and insert any template tag that you need to your content.

  • Math Calculations:
    Makes mathematical calculations with scraped numeric content if needed.

  • Definable image source:
    Download images to your own media library or load them remotely from source.

  • Character Sets:
    Scrapes content with any language character sets neatly.

DETAILED DASHBOARD

  • Live Status:
    Watch all your scraper tasks live while they are running or waiting for next run time.

  • Schedule Details:
    View last run time, last complete time, next run time and total run count for every task.

  • Actions:
    Get instant control on your scraper tasks with run, pause, edit, copy and trash actions.

LINK OPTIONS

  • Source URL:
    Set which source address that you want to scrape.

CATEGORY OPTIONS

  • Post type:
    Set the post type for posts which will be created automatically by the plugin in your WordPress site.

  • Categories:
    Set the categories of posts which will be created automatically by the plugin in your WordPress site.

POST OPTIONS

  • Title:
    Set post titles which will be created automatically by the plugin in your WordPress site.

  • Content:
    Set post content which will be created automatically by the plugin in your WordPress site.

  • Excerpt:
    Set post excerpt which will be created automatically by the plugin in your WordPress site.

  • Tags:
    Set the tags of posts which will be created automatically by the plugin in your WordPress site.

  • Featured image:
    Set featured image for posts which will be created automatically by the plugin in your WordPress site.

  • Custom fields:
    Set the custom meta fields of posts which will be created automatically by the plugin in your WordPress site.

PUBLISH OPTIONS

  • Author:
    Set the publishing author for automatically created posts by the plugin in your WordPress site.

  • Status:
    Set which post status for automatically created posts by the plugin in your WordPress site.

  • Date:
    Set the publish date of posts which will be created automatically by the plugin in your WordPress site.

  • Discussion:
    Set whether user comments are allowed for automatically created posts by the plugin in your WordPress site or not.

UNIQUENESS OPTIONS

  • Unique post check:
    Set whether posts should be unique or not.

  • On existing post:
    Set the action when a post in source url already exists in the WordPress site.

  • Complete run on loop:
    Set how many on existing post occurrence is needed to stop the task until next run time in order to save system resources.

SCHEDULE OPTIONS

  • Cron type (Cronjob):
    Set the method of calling the task when it is due time in the plugin in your WordPress site.

  • Total posts:
    Set how many posts will be created in the task in each run.

  • Total runs:
    Set how many times the task will run. When the task reaches the total run value it stops running.

  • Run frequency:
    Set the time interval of each task run.

  • On uncompleted run:
    Set what action will be taken when a process is not finished and according to run frequency field another task should start.

OTHER OPTIONS

  • Timeout for process:
    Set maximum time the task will wait for a reply for http requests.

  • Wait next processes:
    Set how much time to wait between processes.

  • On error:
    Set what action will be taken if task encounters an error during scrape process..

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/plugin-name directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Scrapes Lite screen to configure the plugin

FAQ

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.

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Contributors & Developers

“Scrapes Lite – Automatic web content crawler and auto post plugin for WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.0

  • Scrapes Lite released.