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Welcome to Firecrawl

Firecrawl is an API service that takes a URL, crawls it, and converts it into clean markdown. We crawl all accessible subpages and give you clean markdown for each. No sitemap required.

How to use it?

We provide an easy to use API with our hosted version. You can find the playground and documentation here. You can also self host the backend if you’d like.

Self-host. To self-host refer to guide here.

API Key

To use the API, you need to sign up on Firecrawl and get an API key.

Crawling

Used to crawl a URL and all accessible subpages. This submits a crawl job and returns a job ID to check the status of the crawl.

curl -X POST https://api.firecrawl.dev/v0/crawl \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
    -H 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' \
    -d '{
      "url": "https://mendable.ai"
    }'

Returns a jobId

{ "jobId": "1234-5678-9101" }

Check Crawl Job

Used to check the status of a crawl job and get its result.

curl -X GET https://api.firecrawl.dev/v0/crawl/status/1234-5678-9101 \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY'
{
  "status": "completed",
  "current": 22,
  "total": 22,
  "data": [
    {
      "content": "Raw Content ",
      "markdown": "# Markdown Content",
      "provider": "web-scraper",
      "metadata": {
        "title": "Mendable | AI for CX and Sales",
        "description": "AI for CX and Sales",
        "language": null,
        "sourceURL": "https://www.mendable.ai/"
      }
    }
  ]
}

Using Python SDK

Installing Python SDK

pip install firecrawl-py

Crawl a website

from firecrawl import FirecrawlApp

app = FirecrawlApp(api_key="YOUR_API_KEY")

crawl_result = app.crawl_url('mendable.ai', {'crawlerOptions': {'excludes': ['blog/*']}})

# Get the markdown
for result in crawl_result:
    print(result['markdown'])

Scraping a URL

To scrape a single URL, use the scrape_url method. It takes the URL as a parameter and returns the scraped data as a dictionary.

url = 'https://example.com'
scraped_data = app.scrape_url(url)

Contributing

We love contributions! Please read our contributing guide before submitting a pull request.