Here is how to use Selenium to browse a page in Python.

1. Install Selenium and WebDriver Manager

Let's start by installing the necessary libraries using pip:

pip install selenium webdriver-manager

2. Writing the Script

Create a Python script (e.g., and open it in your favorite code editor.

3. Example Script: Opening Wikipedia and Clicking a Link

Here is a complete example script that opens Wikipedia, searches for a term, and clicks on the first search result link:

from selenium import webdriver
from import By
from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys
from import Service
from import ChromeDriverManager
import time # Set up the Chrome WebDriver
service = Service(ChromeDriverManager().install())
driver = webdriver.Chrome(service=service) try:
# Open the Wikipedia homepage
driver.get("") # Locate the search input field by its name attribute and enter a search term
search_input = driver.find_element(By.NAME, 'search')
search_input.send_keys('Selenium (software)') # Submit the search form
search_input.send_keys(Keys.RETURN) # Wait for the results page to load and display the results
time.sleep(2) # Click on the first search result link
first_result = driver.find_element(By.CSS_SELECTOR, ' li a') # Optional: Wait for a few seconds to ensure the page loads completely
time.sleep(5) # Print the title of the current page
print("Page title after click:", driver.title) finally:
# Close the browser

4. Running the Script

Run the script using your terminal or command prompt:


5. Explanation of the Script

  1. Setting Up WebDriver:

    • The script uses the webdriver_manager library to automatically manage the Chrome WebDriver.
    • It sets up the Chrome WebDriver using webdriver.Chrome(service=service).
  2. Opening Wikipedia:

    • The script opens the Wikipedia homepage using driver.get("").
  3. Searching for a Term:

    • The script locates the search input field by its name attribute using driver.find_element(By.NAME, 'search').
    • It enters the search term 'Selenium (software)' and submits the search form using search_input.send_keys(Keys.RETURN).
  4. Clicking on the First Search Result:

    • The script waits for the search results page to load using time.sleep(2).
    • It locates the first search result link using driver.find_element(By.CSS_SELECTOR, ' li a') and clicks on it.
  5. Printing the Page Title:

    • The script waits for a few seconds to ensure the page loads completely using time.sleep(5).
    • It prints the title of the current page to verify that the click was successful using print("Page title after click:", driver.title).
  6. Closing the Browser:

    • The script closes the browser using driver.quit().


The script in the example starts the Chrome browser, visits the page, searches for "Selenium (software)" in the Wikipedia search box, and clicks on the link returned by the search results.



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