Recipe Scraper PHP Script - repost

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I need scripts for scraping recipes from a website. Every site must have a separate script for it. The pseudo code is:


Connect to site. Maybe you can use curl or something.

Do some work and give me an array like this:

$return['title'] = // Recipe title (must not contain html codes)

$return['link'] = // The http url for recipe page

$return['ingredients'] // if site dont have a routine html code for this. These may be in directions. (must not contain html codes. After each ingredient there must be a line break.)

$return['directions'] // Recipe contents. (must not contain html codes)

$return['keywords'] = // Keywords for this recipe.(If site have) sample: keyword1, keyword2

$return['category'] = // This recipe in which category on site?

$return['image'] = // http link for image (if there is more than 1 image. This may be an array like this: $return['image'][0], $return['image'][1]... )


I want only this $return array. You don't need to put it on database or something. Only create this array.

I can provide 20 recipe site adresses for scraping. If you can find any other recipe sites it is acceptable. My criteria is:

* Sites that contain recipes in English language.

* All recipes must have image.

* The recipe images must not contain watermark.

* Images must be at least 640x480

I am not in a hurry. You don't need to finish this job in 1 - 7 days.

I am a programmer. I have written 2 scripts for me. It is going to take about 100 lines of code for each script. Look at this sample script: [url removed, login to view]

You are going to create a php script for each site. Something like this:

[url removed, login to view]

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As you can see the sample script has 75 lines of code. I think most parts of each script repeats itself. You are going to change only regular expressions or write about 10 lines of extra code for each script.

This budget is not for 1 script. Say me how many script can you write for how many dollars?

Skills: PHP, Web Scraping

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Project ID: #4994650

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Hi there; I have previously created a bot to scrape the website "" so I have a large database of every recipe the site contains. I will send an example to your inbox. I could also easily modify this data to mee More

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Hello , I did a lot of crawlers/scrappers with curl . For each website i would like to get $5 or we can negotiate . I just need to see the websites first . Then we will talk about how much money :) . For me it's fu More

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