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Drive PhantomJS 1.8+ from Node.js using Selenium's WebDriver

This module provides a simple wrapper around the Node.js WebDriver implementation that ships with Selenium.



npm install selenium-node-webdriver


phantomjs --webdriver=4444 &
node node_modules/selenium-node-webdriver/examples/hello.js

This example (examples/hello.js) queries Google for 'webdriver' and returns the titles of the results.

var WebDriver = require('selenium-node-webdriver');
    then(function (driver) {
            then(function () {
                return driver.
            then(function () {
                return driver.
            then(function () {
                return driver.executeScript(function () {
                    return Array.prototype.slice.
                        map(function (result) {
                            return result.textContent;
            then(function (results) {
                results.forEach(function (result) {


require('selenium-node-webdriver')(config <object>) -> Promise

The module exports a factory function which accepts a config object and returns a promise. The config object has two properties, both of which are optional:

server: describes the WebDriver server to connect to; it has the following properties:

  • host: the server's hostname (localhost)
  • port: the port to connect to (4444)
  • retries: the number of times to try to connect to the server (5)
  • delay: the delay in ms between connection attempts (500)

capabilities: describes the capabilities of the WebDriver client you are creating. It has the following properties by default:

  • browserName: 'chrome'
  • version: ''
  • platform: 'ANY'
  • javascriptEnabled: true

The returned promise is resolved with a RemoteWebDriver instance if the connection succeeds or rejected with the error from the final retry if connection fails.

Useful documentation


WebDriverJS: an introduction to using JavaScript as a WebDriver client

The WebDriver Protocol


Apache License, Version 2.0