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How To Customise Scrapy: Extensions, Middlewares & Pipelines Explained

What makes Scrapy great, isn't just the fact that it comes with so much functionality out of the box, it is because Scrapy's core functionality is so easily customisable when you understand how Scrapy works and how you can create your own Scrapy Extensions, Downloader Middlewares, and Spider Middlewares.

With over 150+ of open-source Scrapy extensions available and the ability to easily create your own customisations, you can greatly improve Scrapy's performance to your particular use case with little to no effort.

In this guide, we're going to default middlewares are very powerful and

In this guide, we're going to go through step by step through how to create your own Scrapy Downloader middlewares by building our own custom proxy middleware that you can adapt to your own use case.

How Scrapy Middlewares Work?