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How Do I Install WP Live Scraper Pro? 2017-11-08T17:07:49+00:00

Uploading via WordPress Dashboard

Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
Select wp-live-scraper-pro.zip from your computer
Click ‘Install Now’
Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard
Using FTP

Download wp-live-scraper-pro.zip
Extract the wp-live-scraper-pro.zip directory to your computer
Upload the wp-live-scraper-pro.zip directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Some Live Scrapes Are Missing Content After Updating 2017-11-08T17:06:12+00:00

This issue is caused by a bad selector. Whenever you choose content for a field, a textfield with red text appears. This is the selector that will be used to import your data. If that selector is changed by the source page, than the scraper cannot find the content. If you understand CSS selectors feel free to edit this selector data yourself. If not, we suggest trying to select content differently. For example, instead of choosing the blue box that surrounds three paragraphs and an image, try selecting each paragraph and the image separately and you may get different results.

Shared Hosting And Server Resources 2017-11-08T16:59:25+00:00

Its a common practice that a shared host will limit bandwidth and CPU usage. WP Scraper Pro has a Time Delay Between Scrapes option. This option will scrape one page at a time with a delay between each post. This will help manage your server resources. Choices Include: None, Ten Seconds, Thirty Seconds or One Minute

I Have A Pre-sale Questions, Can You Help? 2017-11-08T17:03:23+00:00

Of Course. You’re welcome to ask any question you wish from our contact page.

Some Posts Are Missing Content After Using the Multiple Scraper 2017-05-22T18:12:32+00:00

This issue is caused by a bad selector. Whenever you choose content for a field, a textfield with red text appears. This is the selector that will be used to import your data. If that selector isn’t the same on all pages, than the scraper cannot find the content. If you understand CSS selectors feel free to edit this selector data yourself. If not, we suggest trying to select content differently. For example, instead of choosing the blue box that surrounds three paragraphs and an image, try selecting each paragraph and the image separately and you may get different results.

I’m not getting more than 50 links. 2015-11-12T19:34:28+00:00

Depending the URL you are selecting from, there may only be a limited number of links to choose from. If the target page only has four links then the scraper can only crawl those four links for any URLs that match your criteria.

The Scraper also abides by any nofollow rules and the robots.txt on the target URL. This can prevent the scraper from indexing certain pages.

Are There Any known Plugin Conflicts? 2017-11-08T17:06:38+00:00

Unfortunately WordPress is notorious for conflicts between themes and plugins. It is unavoidable as you have no control over what other plugins and themes do. While we do take steps to avoid conflicts as best we can, we have no control over other plugins or themes.

As conflicts are found we will update this list. If you discover a conflict with a another plugin, please notify us.

Here is a list of known plugin conflicts:

None at the moment

Can I Purchase A Personal License & Upgrade Later? 2017-11-08T17:03:23+00:00

Sure. You can buy a personal license and if you love WP Scraper pro, then you’re welcome to upgrade to a Developer license.

How Do I Install WP Scraper Pro? 2015-10-27T11:21:42+00:00

Uploading via WordPress Dashboard

Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
Select wp-scraper-pro.zip from your computer
Click ‘Install Now’
Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard
Using FTP

Download wp-scraper-pro.zip
Extract the wp-scraper-pro.zip directory to your computer
Upload the wp-scraper-proe.zip directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Can My IP Be Blocked? 2015-11-17T13:02:34+00:00

Yes. If you abuse the sites resources by coping to much content many of the bigger sites will temporally block your IP. (usually for a day)

Will I Be Able To Copy Content And Images From All Websites? 2017-11-08T17:03:23+00:00

WP Scraper will work on most websites but some websites have added security that prevents copying content.

 

I am Not Getting Any Results With The URL Selection Tools 2018-11-11T09:54:50+00:00

Generating URL’s with the PHP Crawler:
Depending on the PHP version on source site and installation site results will vary.

Generating URL’s with the visual selector:
Works best on site maps and blogs, Select one link on site map or blog archive page and it will automatically gather all links.

If the PHP crawler and the visual selector does not meet your needs, we recommend trying Spider: ( free version )
https://www.screamingfrog.co.uk/seo-spider/