1. Scraping Book Prices Into a Spreadsheet with Portia

This video shows the basics of Portia, how to build a scraper for a bookstore and import the scraped data into a spreadsheet.

Topics:

  • How to create a Portia spider
  • How to annotate a page to tell Portia which elements you want to extract
  • How to deploy and run the spider in Scrapinghub

Further Reading:

2. Scraping Data from Paginated Lists with Portia

This video shows how to use Portia to scrape data from lists of products separated in multiple pages.

Topics:

  • How to configure the link crawling in Portia
  • How to dynamically generate start URLs for a spider

Further Reading:

3. Scraping Data Behind Login Forms with Portia

This video shows how to authenticate your spider in a website and extract data that is available only once you're logged in.

Topics:

  • How to add authenticate your spiders in a website
  • How to configure the user authentication in Portia

Further Reading: