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Latest commit ba32022 Feb 23, 2017 @ruairif ruairif Release Portia 2.0.4


Portia is a tool that allows you to visually scrape websites without any programming knowledge required. With Portia you can annotate a web page to identify the data you wish to extract, and Portia will understand based on these annotations how to scrape data from similar pages.

Try it out

To try Portia for free without needing to install anything sign up for an account at scrapinghub and you can use our hosted version.

Running Portia

The easiest way to run Portia is using Vagrant.

Clone the repository:

git clone

Then inside the Portia directory, run:

vagrant up

For more detailed instructions, and alternatives to using Vagrant, see the Installation docs.


Documentation can be found here. Source files can be found in the docs directory.