playwright-extra
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A modular plugin framework for playwright to enable cool plugins through a clean interface.

Installation

yarn add playwright playwright-extra
# - or -
npm install playwright playwright-extra
Changelog

Please check the announcements channel in our discord server until we've automated readme updates. :)

  • v4.3
    • Rerelease due to versioning issues with previous beta packages
  • v3.3
    • Initial public release

Quickstart

// playwright-extra is a drop-in replacement for playwright,
// it augments the installed playwright with plugin functionality
const { chromium } = require('playwright-extra')

// Load the stealth plugin and use defaults (all tricks to hide playwright usage)
// Note: playwright-extra is compatible with most puppeteer-extra plugins
const stealth = require('puppeteer-extra-plugin-stealth')()

// Add the plugin to playwright (any number of plugins can be added)
chromium.use(stealth)

// That's it, the rest is playwright usage as normal 😊
chromium.launch({ headless: true }).then(async browser => {
  const page = await browser.newPage()

  console.log('Testing the stealth plugin..')
  await page.goto('https://bot.sannysoft.com', { waitUntil: 'networkidle' })
  await page.screenshot({ path: 'stealth.png', fullPage: true })

  console.log('All done, check the screenshot. ✨')
  await browser.close()
})

The above example uses the compatible stealth plugin from puppeteer-extra, that plugin needs to be installed as well:

yarn add puppeteer-extra-plugin-stealth
# - or -
npm install puppeteer-extra-plugin-stealth

If you'd like to see debug output just run your script like so:

# macOS/Linux (Bash)
DEBUG=playwright-extra*,puppeteer-extra* node myscript.js

# Windows (Powershell)
$env:DEBUG='playwright-extra*,puppeteer-extra*';node myscript.js

More examples

TypeScript & ESM usage

playwright-extra and most plugins are written in TS, so you get perfect type support out of the box. :)

// playwright-extra is a drop-in replacement for playwright,
// it augments the installed playwright with plugin functionality
import { chromium } from 'playwright-extra'

// Load the stealth plugin and use defaults (all tricks to hide playwright usage)
// Note: playwright-extra is compatible with most puppeteer-extra plugins
import StealthPlugin from 'puppeteer-extra-plugin-stealth'

// Add the plugin to playwright (any number of plugins can be added)
chromium.use(StealthPlugin())

// ...(the rest of the quickstart code example is the same)
chromium.launch({ headless: true }).then(async browser => {
  const page = await browser.newPage()

  console.log('Testing the stealth plugin..')
  await page.goto('https://bot.sannysoft.com', { waitUntil: 'networkidle' })
  await page.screenshot({ path: 'stealth.png', fullPage: true })

  console.log('All done, check the screenshot. ✨')
  await browser.close()
})

New to Typescript? Here it is in 30 seconds or less 😄:

# Optional: If you don't have yarn yet
npm i --global yarn

# Optional: Create new package.json if it's a new project
yarn init -y

# Add basic typescript dependencies
yarn add --dev typescript @types/node esbuild esbuild-register

# Bootstrap a tsconfig.json
yarn tsc --init --target ES2020 --lib ES2020 --module commonjs --rootDir src --outDir dist

# Add dependencies used in the quick start example
yarn add playwright playwright-extra puppeteer-extra-plugin-stealth

# Create source folder for the .ts files
mkdir src

# Now place the example code above in `src/index.ts`

# Run the typescript code without the need of compiling it first
node -r esbuild-register src/index.ts

# You can now add Typescript to your CV 🎉
Using different browsers
// Any browser supported by playwright can be used with plugins
import { chromium, firefox, webkit } from 'playwright-extra'

chromium.use(plugin)
firefox.use(plugin)
webkit.use(plugin)
Multiple instances with different plugins

Node.js imports are cached, therefore the default chromium, firefox, webkit export from playwright-extra will always return the same playwright instance.

// Use `addExtra` to create a fresh and independent instance
import playwright from 'playwright'
import { addExtra } from 'playwright-extra'

const chromium1 = addExtra(playwright.chromium)
const chromium2 = addExtra(playwright.chromium)

chromium1.use(onePlugin)
chromium2.use(anotherPlugin)
// chromium1 and chromium2 are independent

Plugins

We're currently in the process of making the existing puppeteer-extra plugins compatible with playwright-extra, the following plugins have been successfully tested already:

🔥 puppeteer-extra-plugin-stealth

  • Applies various evasion techniques to make detection of an automated browser harder
  • Compatible with Puppeteer & Playwright and chromium based browsers
  Example: Using stealth in Playwright with custom options
// The stealth plugin is optimized for chromium based browsers currently
import { chromium } from 'playwright-extra'

import StealthPlugin from 'puppeteer-extra-plugin-stealth'
chromium.use(StealthPlugin())

// New way to overwrite the default options of stealth evasion plugins
// https://github.com/berstend/puppeteer-extra/tree/master/packages/puppeteer-extra-plugin-stealth/evasions
chromium.plugins.setDependencyDefaults('stealth/evasions/webgl.vendor', {
  vendor: 'Bob',
  renderer: 'Alice'
})

// That's it, the rest is playwright usage as normal 😊
chromium.launch({ headless: true }).then(async browser => {
  const page = await browser.newPage()

  console.log('Testing the webgl spoofing feature of the stealth plugin..')
  await page.goto('https://webglreport.com', { waitUntil: 'networkidle' })
  await page.screenshot({ path: 'webgl.png', fullPage: true })

  console.log('All done, check the screenshot. ✨')
  await browser.close()
})

🏴 puppeteer-extra-plugin-recaptcha

  • Solves reCAPTCHAs and hCaptchas automatically, using a single line of code: page.solveRecaptchas()
  • Compatible with Puppeteer & Playwright and all browsers (chromium, firefox, webkit)
  Example: Solving captchas in Playwright & Firefox
// Any browser (chromium, webkit, firefox) can be used
import { firefox } from 'playwright-extra'

import RecaptchaPlugin from 'puppeteer-extra-plugin-recaptcha'
firefox.use(
  RecaptchaPlugin({
    provider: {
      id: '2captcha',
      token: process.env.TWOCAPTCHA_TOKEN || 'YOUR_API_KEY'
    }
  })
)

// Works in headless as well, just so you can see it in action
firefox.launch({ headless: false }).then(async browser => {
  const context = await browser.newContext()
  const page = await context.newPage()
  const url = 'https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api2/demo'
  await page.goto(url, { waitUntil: 'networkidle' })

  console.log('Solving captchas..')
  await page.solveRecaptchas()

  await Promise.all([
    page.waitForNavigation({ waitUntil: 'networkidle' }),
    page.click(`#recaptcha-demo-submit`)
  ])

  const content = await page.content()
  const isSuccess = content.includes('Verification Success')
  console.log('Done', { isSuccess })
  await browser.close()
})

🆕 plugin-proxy-router

  • Use multiple proxies dynamically with flexible per-host routing and more
  • Compatible with Puppeteer & Playwright and all browsers (chromium, firefox, webkit)

Notes

  • If you're in need of adblocking use this package or block resources natively
  • We're focussing on compatiblity with existing plugins at the moment, more documentation on how to write your own playwright-extra plugins will follow

Contributors


License

Copyright © 2018 - 2023, berstend̡̲̫̹̠̖͚͓̔̄̓̐̄͛̀͘. Released under the MIT License.

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