Those of you who have an established community online know too well about content scrapers. These are folks that use bots to steal your content without asking you for permission. Of course, not everyone who uses a web scraper is a content thief. In some cases, you may need to use them to save yourself time setting up your website. WP Web Scraper is an interesting plugin that adds a web scraper to your website.
WP Web Scraper gives you the chance to display information in real time from the website of your choosing. You can use it to grab scores from sports sites, quotes from stock investment portals, and other types of content. It can be implemented using short-codes or PHP functions. You should provide your function with the URL you want to scrape, user agent name, and title. Passing arguments to input URLs is supported.
WP Web Scraper supports a ton of arguments. Users can add REGEX and XPATH directives. Certain tags can be removed too. Based of all, users can make function calls to handle scraped content. You do want to make sure you have the right to scrape the site you intend to but WP Web Scraper does what it promises.