How to Find any Elements by class in Beautifulsoup

In this Beautifulsoup tutorial, we'll learn 2 methods to find any elements by class name.

Method 1: Finding by class name

In the first method, we'll find all elements by Class name, but first, let's see the syntax.

syntax


soup.find_all(class_="class_name")

Now, let's write an example which finding all element that has test1 as Class name.

Example:


html_source = '''
    <div>
       <p class="test1">hello world</p>
        <p class="test2"hello world</p>
         <p class="test3">hello world</p>
          <p class="test4">hello world</p>
    </div>   
'''

soup = BeautifulSoup(html_source, 'html.parser')
# Find elements by 'test1' class
find_by_class = soup.find_all(class_="test1")
print(find_by_class)


output:


[<p class="test1">hello world</p>]

If you want to print the value of tags, you need to follow this code below.


# print tag value
tags = soup.find_all(class_="test1")

for i in tags:
    print(i.string)

output

hello world

Method 2: Finding by class name & tag name

The second method is more accurate because we'll find elements by class name & tag name.

syntax

soup.find_all('tag_name', class_="class_name")

example:

In this example, we'll find all elements which have test1 in class name and p in Tag name.


html_source = '''
    <div>
       <p class="test1">hello world</p>
        <p class="test2"hello world</p>
         <h1 class="test1">hello world</h1>
          <p class="test4">hello world</p>
    </div>   
'''

soup = BeautifulSoup(html_source, 'html.parser')
#
find_el = soup.find_all('p', class_="test1")

print(find_el)

If you look at the html_source, you'll see that has 2 elements that have test1 in class, but we'll get that have test1 in class and p in the tag name.



output:


[<p class="test1">hello world</p>]



happy coding!

English today is not an art to be mastered it's just a tool to use to get a result