Contributions are welcome, and they are greatly appreciated! Every little bit helps, and credit will always be given.

You can contribute in many ways:

Types of Contributions

Report Bugs

Report bugs at

If you are reporting a bug, please include:

  • Your operating system name and version.
  • Any details about your local setup that might be helpful in troubleshooting.
  • Detailed steps to reproduce the bug.

Fix Bugs

Look thrgough the GitHub issues for bugs. Anything taged with “bug” is open to whoever wants to implement it.

Implement Features

Look through the GitHub issues for features. Anything tagged with “feature” is open to whoever wants to implement it. We encourage you to add new languages to existing stack.

Write Documentation

Lazyscraper could always use more documentation, whether as part of the official lazyscraper docs, in docstrings, or even on the web in blog posts, articles, and such.

Submit Feedback

The best way to send feedback is to file an issue at

If you are proposing a feature:

  • Explain in detail how it would work.
  • Keep the scope as narrow as possible, to make it easier to implement.
  • Remember that contributions are welcome :)

Get Started!

Ready to contribute? Here’s how to set up lazyscraper for local development.

  1. Fork the lazyscraper repo on GitHub.

  2. Clone your fork locally:

  3. Install your local copy into a virtualenv. Assuming you have virtualenvwrapper installed, this is how you set up your fork for local development:

    $ mkvirtualenv lazyscraper
    $ cd lazyscraper/
    $ python develop
  4. Create a branch for local development:

    $ git checkout -b name-of-your-bugfix-or-feature

    Now you can make your changes locally.

  5. When you’re done making changes, check that your changes pass flake8 and the tests, including testing other Python versions with tox:

    $ pip install -r tests/requirements.txt # install test dependencies
    $ flake8 lazyscraper tests
    $ nosetests
    $ tox

    To get flake8 and tox, just pip install them into your virtualenv. (Note that we use max-line-length = 100 for flake8, this is configured in setup.cfg file.)

  6. Commit your changes and push your branch to GitHub:

    $ git add .
    $ git commit -m "Your detailed description of your changes."
    $ git push origin name-of-your-bugfix-or-feature
  7. Submit a pull request through the GitHub website.

Pull Request Guidelines

Before you submit a pull request, check that it meets these guidelines:

  1. The pull request should include tests.
  2. If the pull request adds functionality, the docs should be updated. Put your new functionality into a function with a docstring, and add the feature to the list in README.rst.
  3. Check and make sure that the tests pass for all supported Python versions.
  4. Follow the core developers’ advice which aim to ensure code’s consistency regardless of variety of approaches used by many contributors.
  5. In case you are unable to continue working on a PR, please leave a short comment to notify us. We will be pleased to make any changes required to get it done.