Month: January 2019

Login to WordPress or other accounts using python selenium package

The best way to install the selenium package is using the following command:

$ pip install selenium

or on macOS with Homebrew

$ brew install geckodriver

If you are using Anaconda just simply activate your virtual environment and then install geckodriver using the following command:

$ conda install -c conda-forge geckodriver

Then you’ll need a driver to interface with the browser you choose. I used Firefox in this example, therefore I downloaded the required geckodriver driver.
Drivers for other browser: selenium-python.readthedocs.io
You might need to set the PATH of your geckodriver.

This python source code will pull up a Firefox window and open the url that you need set https://yourwpdomain.com/wp-login.php, then find user_login and user_pass elements on the page (by the id) and finally send a click() function to the submitButton.
If everything goes well the next thing you should see is your WordPress dashboard page in the browser.

If you are using Windows you might need to set the geckodriver PATH with FirefoxDriver.

How to use wget without adding –no-check-certificate

You need to add a check_certificate = off line into your .wgetrc file in your Home directory.
Or simply run this command on your terminal.

After this wget will add this –no-check-certificate automatically from your .wgetrc file.