What Can You Do With This Plugin?
Crawlomatic Multisite Scraper Post Generator Plugin for WordPress is a breaking edge website crawling and scraping, post generator autoblogging plugin that uses website crawling and scraping to turn your website into a autoblogging or even a money making machine!
Get content from almost any webpage! 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 master!
How does it work?
This plugin will crawl the seed URL you give it (crawling means that it will search all links that the webpage contains) and will visit and extract content from each crawled URL. The crawling process is customizable: you can set the crawling depth, crawling rate, maximum crawled article count, crawl only links with specific class or ID and many more customizations.
Crawlomatic v2.0 update
In the v2.0 update, a new live scraper shortcode was added to the plugin: [crawlomatic-scraper]. This new feature makes this plugin an easy to implement web data extractor for WordPress. As a result, it can be used to display real-time data from any websites directly into your posts, pages or sidebar. It also temporarily caches the scraped content, so your website will not over use on resources. You can use this plugin to include real-time stock quotes, cricket or soccer scores or any other generic content from public domains!
New features included in this update:
- Scraped output can be displayed through custom template tag, shortcode in page, post and sidebar (through a text widget).
- Configurable caching of scraped data. Cache timeout can be defined in minutes for every scraped data.
- Configurable Useragent for your scraper can be set for every scrape.
- Configurable default settings like enabling, useragent, timeout, caching, error handling.
- Multiple ways to query content – CSS Selector, XPath or Regex, Auto Detection.
- A wide range of arguments for parsing content.
- Option to pass post arguments to a URL to be scraped.
- Dynamic conversion of scraped content to specified character encoding to scrape data from a site using different charset.
- Create scraped pages on the fly using dynamic generation of URLs to scrape or post arguments based on your page’s get or post arguments.
- Callback function for advanced parsing of scraped data.
Check the official documentation of the v2 update, browse through examples and check FAQ for crafting a perfectly optimized web scraper.
More about the plugin
Also, you can automatically generate unlimited number of custom website crawling and scraping.
Other plugin features:
- v2.5.5 update: Automatically update scraped posts/pages/products if the source site changes + unpublish (set as draft) the post/page/product if the scraped URL is no longer available on the source site (optional features, can be enabled/disabled)
- v2.5.1 update: Scrape WooCommerce product variants from other WooCommerce/Shopify stores
- v2.5.0 update: Scrape search engine results for your custom keyword searches, from Google or from Bing. Check the tutorial video of this new feature.
- v2.4.1 update: Scrape product image galleries for WooCommerce products (for non-product post types, post attachments will be created from the scraped images)
- v2.2.1 update: Crawl RSS feeds for links and scrape articles listed in them
- v2.1.0 update: Scrape .onion websites from the Dark Web using the Tor Browser and Puppeteer! – tutorial video
- v2.0.0 update: Live Scraper shortcode added for even more crawling control and scraping power: [crawlomatic-scraper]
- v1.7.1 update: Sitemap crawling supported – video tutorial
- v1.6.5 update: Visual content selector support added – video tutorial
- v1.6.0 update: Added the ability to make screenshots of crawled pages and use them in generated post’s content – video tutorial
- v1.5.2 update: Ability to shorten outgoing (post source) links (and monetize them), using Shorte.st link shortener service – example of shortened link
- v1.4.4 update: Added the ability to set multiple proxies for crawling pages. The plugin will select one at random at each page access
- v1.4.0 update: Added the ability to paginate crawling (crawling for articles will continue on the next page of the seed page).
- v1.4.0 update: Added the ability to import product prices for crawled products (WooCommerce compatible) + dropshipping price automatic modification – video tutorial
- v1.4.0 update: Added the ability to increase imported product price by a fixed number or to multiply it with a predefined number (great value for dropshipping!)
- v1.2.8 update: Added paginated post importing support (into a single crawled post) Check: VIDEO.
- v1.2.4 update: Added the ability to set proxies for crawling pages
- v1.2.3 update: Added an option to crawl the page from Google cache when direct crawling fails (blocked)
- Google Translate support – select the language in which you want to post your articles
- Text Spinner support – automatically modify generated text, changing words with their synonyms – built-in, The Best Spinner, SpinRewriter, WordAI, TurkceSpin and others – great SEO value!
- customizable generated post status (published, draft, pending, private, trash)
- shortcode to list all posts generated by this plugin: [crawlomatic-list-posts type => ‘any’, order => ‘ASC’, ‘orderby’ => ‘date’, ‘posts’ => 50, ‘category’ => ’’, ‘ruleid’ => ’’]
- crawling and scraping can be set to respect the robots.txt files of websites and robots HTML headers of scraped pages
- automatically generate post categories or tags from marketplace items
- manually add post categories or tags to items
- choose if you want to update post if it is already posted
- send custom cookies with the request to the crawled webpage (authentification)
- generate post or page or any custom post type
- embeds videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, IGN, Ustream.tv and DailyMotion using website crawling and scraping
- define publishing constrains: do not publish posts that do not have images, posts with short/long title/content
- automatically generate a featured image for the post
- enable/disable comments, pingbacks or trackbacks for the generated post
- customize post title and content (with the included wide variety of relevant post shortcodes)
- ‘Keyword Replacer Tool’ – It’s purpose is to define keywords that are substituted automatically with your affiliate links, anywhere they appear in the content of your site. For example, you can define a keyword ‘codecanyon’ and have it substituted by a link to http://www.codecanyon.net/?ref=user_name anywhere it appears in your site’s content.
- ‘Random Sentence Generator Tool’ (relevant sentences – as you define them)
- option to automatically delete generated posts after a period of time
- detailed plugin activity logging
- scheduled rule runs
- custom field support for generated posts
- custom taxonomies support for generated posts
- unlimited crawled variable importing (unlimited imported parts of the crawled pages)
- option to copy or not images locally
- ability to parse JSON data using Regex
- option to add canonical meta tag to generated posts
- Maximum/minimum title length post limitation
- Maximum/minimum content length post limitation
- Add post only if predefined required keywords found in title/content
- Add post only if predefined banned keywords are not found in the title/content
- Save and restore plugin rule list from file
Testing this plugin
- You can test the plugin’s functionality using the ‘Test Site Generator’. Here you can try the plugin’s full functionality. Note that the generated testing blog will be deleted automatically after 24 hours.
- PHP DOM -> how to install it (if you don’t have it, but probably you already have it): http://php.net/manual/en/dom.setup.php
- PHP 5.0 or higher
- dom, mbstring, iconv and json extensions (enabled by default)
For more info on how to configure the plugin, please check also this 1 hour long tutorial video, which covers the full feature set of the plugin.
Version 1.0 Release Date 2017-08-15
First version released!
Version 1.1 Release Date 2017-08-16
Fixed some small issues
Version 1.2 Release Date 2017-08-17
Added the ability to crawl page by div class or id
Version 1.2.1 Release Date 2017-08-18
Fixed incompatibility with some WordPress installs
Version 1.2.2 Release Date 2017-08-22
Added a shortcode to display post generated by this plugin
Version 1.2.3 Release Date 2017-08-30
Added an option to crawl the page from Google cache when direct crawling fails (blocked)
Version 1.2.4 Release Date 2017-08-31
Added the ability to set proxies for crawling pages
Version 1.2.5 Release Date 2017-09-04
Added the canonicalization for generated articles
Version 1.2.6 Release Date 2017-09-13
Made the plugin timezone aware
Version 1.2.7 Release Date 2017-09-14
Fixed post date for non gmt blogs
Version 1.2.8 Release Date 2017-09-23
Added paginated post importing support
Version 1.2.9 Release Date 2017-09-27
Version 1.3.0 Release Date 2017-09-28
Fixed rule restore
Version 1.3.1 Release Date 2017-10-20
Fixed featured image generation
Version 1.3.2 Release Date 2017-10-22
Added crawling helper
Version 1.3.3 Release Date 2017-11-06
Fixed a memory issue
Version 1.3.4 Release Date 2017-11-07
Version 1.3.5 Release Date 2017-12-14
Fixed class selector not working in all cases
Version 1.3.6 Release Date 2017-12-18
Added the ability to specify a custom user agent for each crawled webpage
Version 1.3.7 Release Date 2018-01-20
Added a new text spinner service: Spinrewriter
Version 1.3.8 Release Date 2018-01-22
Plugin can now continuously import content
Version 1.3.9 Release Date 2018-02-02
Fixed issue when multiple crawl classes where specified
Version 1.4.0 Release Date 2018-02-22
Major update: added the ability to crawl imported product prices (WooCommerce compatible) Added the ability to crawl serial content (paged crawling - crawling for articles will continue on the next page)
Version 1.4.1 Release Date 2018-03-07
Version 1.4.2 Release Date 2018-03-21
Fixed a duplicate posting issue
Version 1.4.3 Release Date 2018-03-22
Fixed a critical issue with multiple rule running
Version 1.4.4 Release Date 2018-04-04
Added the ability to define multiple proxies. The plugin will select one at random at each page access
Version 1.4.5 Release Date 2018-07-13
Updated built-in readability module
Version 1.4.6 Release Date 2018-07-16
Version 1.4.7 Release Date 2018-07-19
Added the ability to not translate links
Version 1.4.8 Release Date 2018-09-05
Version 1.4.9 Release Date 2018-09-18
Version 1.5.0 Release Date 2018-09-24
Added the ability to add custom post taxonomies from crawled content Added the ability to add unlimited crawled variables to posts's content/ meta/ taxonomies
Version 1.5.1 Release Date 2018-10-16
Fixed issue when importing large pages
Version 1.5.2 Release Date 2018-10-24
Added the ability to shorten links using Shorte.st
Version 1.5.3 Release Date 2018-10-29
Fixed issue when importing paginated posts
Version 1.5.4 Release Date 2018-11-06
Added the ability to strip HTML elements by tag name (div,a,span,etc.)
Version 1.5.5 Release Date 2018-11-07
Added WooCommerce product category creation support
Version 1.5.6 Release Date 2018-12-16
Added nested importing support - import mixed content into a single post, from multiple plugins created by CodeRevolution
Version 1.5.7 Release Date 2018-12-16
Added the ability to define a list of URLs to skip from crawling and importing
Version 1.5.8 Release Date 2019-01-08
Added the ability to import royalty free images for created posts
Version 1.5.9 Release Date 2019-01-12
Added Gutenberg blocks support
Version 1.6.0 Release Date 2019-02-01
Added the ability to make screenshots of scraped pages
Version 1.6.1 Release Date 2019-02-06
Improved compatibility with some crawled pages
Version 1.6.2 Release Date 2019-04-19
Version 1.6.3 Release Date 2019-05-15
Fixed some recently found bugs with post pagination
Version 1.6.4 Release Date 2019-05-17
Added support for TurkceSpin content spinner
Version 1.6.5 Release Date 2019-05-27
Added a much demanded new feature: Visual Content Selector for assigning scraped page content Added the ability to scrape pages from bottom to top Added the ability to replace words in scraped content Other minor bug fixes and functionality improvements
Version 1.6.6 Release Date 2019-07-26
Fixed timeout issue with some crawled pages Many small issues fixed and features improved
Version 1.6.7 Release Date 2019-08-05
Fixed issue with Google Translate
Version 1.6.8 Release Date 2019-11-15
WordPress 5.3 compatibility update
Version 1.6.9 Release Date 2020-05-11
New features added for content templates Bugfix update
Version 1.7.0 Release Date 2020-07-21
Added support for scraping more sites
Version 1.7.1 Release Date 2020-09-28
Added the ability to crawl sitemaps and to scrape posts linked in them Added the ability to respect the directives set in the robots.txt files
Version 2.0.0 Release Date 2020-12-08
Added a new shortcode and Gutenberg block alternative that will enable live scraping of any website Major performance improvement Fixed reported bugs
Version 2.1.0 Release Date 2021-01-02
Added support for using the Tor Browser to crawl dark web sites! Scrape .onion websites like you would scrape any other public website!
Version 2.1.1 Release Date 2021-01-04
Added the ability to crawl and scrape pages using POST requests (POST form submission scraping support)
Version 2.2.0 Release Date 2021-01-14
Version 2.2.1 Release Date 2021-01-16
PHP 8 compatibility update Added support for crawling links from RSS feeds
Version 2.2.2 Release Date 2021-01-28
Fixed rare issue when saving importing rule settings on some PHP 8 configurations
Version 2.2.3 Release Date 2021-02-01
Improved content extraction algorithm
Version 2.2.4 Release Date 2021-02-17
Added the ability to not spin posts generated by specific rules
Version 2.2.5 Release Date 2021-03-07
Added the ability to enter multiple URLs (one per line) to be crawled and scraped
Version 2.2.6 Release Date 2021-03-07
Visual Selector improvements - now it will be able to use HeadlessBrowserAPI/Puppeteer/PhantomJS/Tor to visualize scrape content
Version 2.2.7 Release Date 2021-04-02
Fixed rare issues when crawling links with URL parameters
Version 2.2.8 Release Date 2021-04-07
Fixed rare issues with relative URL paths in crawled content
Version 2.2.9 Release Date 2021-05-03
Added the ability to skip publishing of new posts if not images found (separately, for each rule)
Version 2.3.0 Release Date 2021-05-19
Added the ability to make screenshots of websites using the HeadlessBrowserAPI feature
Version 2.3.1 Release Date 2021-06-10
Fixed content extracting/stripping in case of some websites with dynamically generated content
Version 2.3.2 Release Date 2021-07-15
Added multiple Regex expression support (for content stripping and replacement)
Version 2.3.3 Release Date 2021-07-18
Added SpinnerChief to the supported premium text spinners (SpinRewriter, The Best Spinner, WordAI, TurkceSpin)
Version 2.3.4 Release Date 2021-07-19
Added Bing Translator support (next to Google Translator and DeepL Translator)
Version 2.3.5 Release Date 2021-08-06
Version 2.3.6 Release Date 2021-08-30
Added the ability to set featured images of posts from website screenshots Added the ability to remove HTML content (leave text only) of XPath matched content
Version 2.3.7 Release Date 2021-09-02
Added the ability to set local storage objects when scraping websites (these are similar to cookies, their usage is supported only when using headless browsers or HeadlessBrowserAPI in conjunction with the plugin)
Version 2.3.8 Release Date 2021-09-15
Added the ability to set the WPML language to created posts
Version 2.3.9 Release Date 2021-10-19
WooCommerce product scraping related improvements
Version 2.4.0 Release Date 2022-02-28
Added support for creating WooCommerce product attributes and assign values to them from scraped data
Version 2.4.1 Release Date 2022-03-05
Added the ability to scrape image galleries for WooCommerce products
Version 220.127.116.11 Release Date 2022-03-21
Version 2.4.2 Release Date 2022-04-20
Fixed Google Translator problem caused by a recent Google API update
Version 2.5.0 Release Date 2022-05-01
Crawlomatic now can scrape search engine results from Google and Bing - tutorial video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6fQeH9-X8c
Version 2.5.1 Release Date 2022-05-06
Added the ability to scrape WooCommerce product variations from Shopify and other WooCommerce products Added the ability to automatically detect product prices Improved readability module Fixes and improvements
Version 2.5.2 Release Date 2022-06-14
Added the ability to translate posts a third time (acting like a Word Spinner, if the content is translated back to the original language
Version 2.5.3 Release Date 2022-06-23
Fixed WooCommerce price scraping related issue
Version 2.5.4 Release Date 2022-09-12
Added the ability to scrape links from TXT files
Version 2.5.5 Release Date 2022-10-14
Major update: post/page/product automatic updating if the scraped source URL changed
Version 2.5.6 Release Date 2022-11-30
Major update: added support for Google News scraping
Version 2.5.7 Release Date 2023-01-05
Added a new ability to HeadlessBrowserAPI to click on HTML elements by CSS selectors, enabling loading of Ajax content and bypassing Captchas which require a click
Version 2.5.8 Release Date 2023-01-17
Added product regular price scraping feature to WooCommerce products - the regular price is the price displayed before the discount is applied. You can scrape this full price from the websites or add/multiply the original price to create it automatically
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WordPress 6.1 and PHP 8.1 Tested!
Through this plugin you are able to grab content from various websites that does not necessary belong to you or which are not under your control. If you grab copyrighted material without the author’s permission, the plugin’s developer does not assume any responsibility for your actions. Also, the plugin’s developer has no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites.
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