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Web Designer News - Scraper

Scraper for, using Apify.

Input settings

Only startUrl required, for example this could be the main page:, some of the pagination pages: or some specific section: or

wayToScrape can be old or new, by default old. If, for example, the starting link is on the third page ( for example), then scraper will scrape third page, fourth page, fifth and so on, until pagination or maxRequestsPerCrawl limit ends. But if the wayToScrape is new - third, second and first pages will be scraped. So you decide which way actor will work.

Apify use

This actor is published in Apify library:

How to run actor in Apify: how to run section

Local use

It is not necessary to use the service to use actor. Copy this repository and install node dependencies, for example, this way:

git clone
cd actor-webdesignernews-scraper
npm install

Create in the root of project: apify_storage/key_value_stores/default/INPUT.json

In INPUT.json, write your settings, for example:

  "startUrl": "",
  "wayToScrape": "old",
  "maxRequestsPerCrawl": 3,
  "maxRequestRetries": 3,
  "maxConcurrency": 3,
  "liveView": true,
  "proxyConfiguration": {
    "useApifyProxy": false

Start scrapping with command:

npm run local-start

Or, if you need a clean start:

npm run local-start-fresh

This will remove the results of all previous launches!

The result of the launch will be in apify_storage/datasets/default

It will be something like this:

  "title": "AMP Pages Fundamentally Changing How the Web Works",
  "vote": 47,
  "thumb": "",
  "link": "",
  "source": "",
  "date": "2 days ago",
  "requestUrl": ""
  "title": "Managing Complexity",
  "vote": 71,
  "thumb": "*RiHC2-4TI3SKYnw4TCSbrg-f33b-140x112.jpeg",
  "link": "",
  "source": "",
  "date": "4 days ago",
  "requestUrl": ""
  "title": "The Psychology of Pricing",
  "vote": 111,
  "thumb": "",
  "link": "",
  "source": "",
  "date": "2 days ago",
  "requestUrl": ""
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