Website scraping

FreshRSS has a built-in Web scraping engine that generates a feed from websites that have no RSS/Atom feed published.

How to add

Go to “Subscription Management” where a new feed can be added. Change the “Type of feed source” to “HTML + XPath (Web scraping)”. An additional list of text boxes to configure the web scraping. XPath 1.0 is used as traversing language.

Get the XPath path

Firefox: the built-in “inspect” tool may be used to help create a valid XPath expression. Select the node in the HTML, right click with your mouse and chose “Copy” and “XPath”. The XPath is stored in your clipboard now.

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