WebDriver Plus

The most simple and powerful way to use Selenium with Python

WedDriver Plus is an extension to the Python bindings for Selenium WebDriver, which gives you a more concise and expressive API.

It helps you to quickly write readable, robust tests.

What’s so great about WebDriver Plus?

  • Browser instances that support pooling and automatic quit on exit.
  • A concise API for finding elements, and a wide range of selectors.
  • JQuery-style traversal and filtering for locating elements without using complex xpath expressions.
  • Perform actions directly on elements without having to use ActionChains.
  • Element highlighting makes working from the Python console a joy.


WebDriver Plus is not yet ready for use. It is in active development.

Help contribute on GitHub!

Getting started

Install webdriverplus using pip.

pip install webdriverplus

Now fire up your Python console...

>>> from webdriverplus import WebDriver
>>> browser = WebDriver().get('http://www.google.com')

Ok, let’s do a search.

>>> browser.find(name='q').send_keys('selenium\n')

Now let’s get the headings for all the search results.

>>> browser.find(id='search').find('h3')
  <h3 class="r"><a href="http://seleniumhq.org/" class="l" onmousedown="retur...
  <h3 class="r"><a href="http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=sel...
  <h3 class="r"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selenium" class="l" onm...
  <h3 class="r"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selenium_%28software%29...
  <h3 class="r"><a href="http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/selenium" class="l"...
  <h3 class="r"><a href="http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/...
  <h3 class="r"><a href="http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/selenium-050" class...
  <h3 class="r"><a href="http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?dbid=95&amp;tname...
  <h3 class="r"><a href="http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/Selenium.htm" class=...
  <h3 class="r"><a href="/search?q=selenium&amp;hl=en&amp;biw=940&amp;bih=938...
  <h3 class="r"><a href="http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/selenium-000325.h...

Notice that WebDriver Plus has highlighted the selected elements for you, which is super helpful for when you’re writing tests and trying to make sure you’re selecting the correct elements:


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