Playwright Recorder

Playwright offers a feature where you can record the actions in your browser to a Playwright script file.

This allows you to easily create tests by recording your own actions, similar to Selenium IDE.

To get started, install these packages:

pip install playwright
playwright install


Now you can record your actions to a Playwright file:

playwright codegen --target javascript -o example.js https://testingbot.com

This command will start a Chromium browser and will record every action you take, in Javascript format, to a file called example.js.

You can choose to save the file in a different format, these are the options:

  • javascript
  • python
  • python-async
  • csharp

The example.js file can contain something similar to this:

const { chromium } = require('playwright');

(async () => {
  const browser = await chromium.launch({
    headless: false
  const context = await browser.newContext();

  // Open new page
  const page = await context.newPage();

  // Go to https://testingbot.com/
  await page.goto('https://testingbot.com/');

  // Click text=Take your automated and manual testing to the next level.
  await page.click('text=Take your automated and manual testing to the next level.');

  // Click img[alt="Automated Testing"]
  await page.click('img[alt="Automated Testing"]');

  // Close page
  await page.close();

  // ---------------------
  await context.close();
  await browser.close();

Run on TestingBot

To run the generated file on a browser in the TestingBot grid, you'll have to modify the script.


const browser = await chromium.launch();


const capabilities = {
  'tb:options': {
    key: process.env.TB_KEY,
    secret: process.env.TB_SECRET
  browserName: 'chrome',
  browserVersion: 'latest',
  tunnelIdentifier: 'myPlaywrightTunnel'
await chromium.connect({
  wsEndpoint: `wss://cloud.testingbot.com/playwright?capabilities=${encodeURIComponent(JSON.stringify(capabilities))}`