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Options for scraping Craigslist for data

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by crsx1, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. crsx1

    crsx1 Newbie

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    I have no clue where to post this so I'll try this sub-section. I'd like to create a WP site that will somehow scrape a certain Craigslist category for a certain location and puts that data on my website. I'm finding a lot of older data saying it's illegal and CL will fight it. I was just wondering if anyone has ever done this and how they did - also current legalities with it all.

    hypothetical example:

    - I create a new website called New York Apartments Rentals . com
    - My website gets its data from Craigslist posts in the NY apartment for rent section. through some plugin/api