Python mechanize to automate WordPress login

I had to play around with Mechanize lib to automate wordpress login. Proved out to be pretty handy.

#!/usr/bin/env python

from mechanize import Browser #pip install mechanize

br = Browser()
br.addheaders = [("User-agent","Python Script using mechanize")]

sign_in ="")  #the login url

br.select_form(nr = 0) #accessing form by their index. Since we have only one form in this example, nr =0.
br["log"] = "user@domain" #the key "username" is the variable that takes the username/email value
br["pwd"] = "passwd"    #the key "password" is the variable that takes the password value

logged_in = br.submit()   #submitting the login credentials

logincheck =  #reading the page body that is redirected after successful login

print logged_in.code   #print HTTP status code(200, 404...)
print #print server info
#print logincheck #printing the body of the redirected url after login


user@server: ~/Python $ python 
Server: nginx
Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2016 16:45:40 GMT
Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8
Content-Length: 5762
Connection: close
Vary: Accept-Encoding
X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN
X-ac: 1.ams _dfw
Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=15552000
X-UA-Compatible: IE=Edge

user@server: ~/Python $

If you uncomment the last line in the script above it would print out the HTML code of the logged in page.

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