PHP Simple HTML DOM Parser

  • A HTML DOM parser written in PHP5+ let you manipulate HTML in a very easy way!
  • Require PHP 5+.
  • Supports invalid HTML.
  • Find tags on an HTML page with selectors just like jQuery.
  • Extract contents from HTML in a single line.

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// Create DOM from URL or file
$html = file_get_html(‘’);

// Find all images
foreach($html->find(‘img’) as $element)
echo $element->src . ‘<br>’;

// Find all links
foreach($html->find(‘a’) as $element)
echo $element->href . ‘<br>’;


// Create DOM from string
$html = str_get_html(‘<div id=”hello”>Hello</div><div id=”world”>World</div>’);

$html->find(‘div’, 1)->class = ‘bar’;

$html->find(‘div[id=hello]’, 0)->innertext = ‘foo’;

echo $html; // Output: <div id=”hello”>foo</div><div id=”world” class=”bar”>World</div>

// Dump contents (without tags) from HTML
echo file_get_html(‘;)->plaintext;


// Create DOM from URL
$html = file_get_html(‘;);

// Find all article blocks
foreach($html->find(‘div.article’) as $article) {
$item[‘title’]     = $article->find(‘div.title’, 0)->plaintext;
$item[‘intro’]    = $article->find(‘div.intro’, 0)->plaintext;
$item[‘details’] = $article->find(‘div.details’, 0)->plaintext;
$articles[] = $item;




Author: S.C. Chen (
Original idea is from Jose Solorzano’s HTML Parser for PHP 4.
Contributions by: Yousuke Kumakura (Attribute Filters)


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