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[resolved] [Plugin: WooCommerce Print Invoices & Delivery Notes] Automatic print imvoices (5 posts)

  1. kingbt
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It would be nice if this plugin would auto print invoices for pending orders and if there was a dropdown option in the Orders section of Woocommerce that would allow to print invoices for the orders that we want.

    Nice plugin. Thank you for it.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/woocommerce-delivery-notes/

  2. piffpaffpuff
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    yeah, bulk actions could be a nice feature. even though i'm unsure how this should work. the user would need to open a new print window and would have to click the print button for every single order. the other solution would to append all orders into one window and print them at once. the issue here is that html can't know when to start a new oage. this could lead to many unwanted page breaks. maybe some clever css could help. i need to test it.

    what do you mean with automatic printing of pending orders? a button that only prints pending orders? print all pending orders when you visit the orders page? at all circumstances printing needs a user interaction. you can't automatically send print requests to your printer when woocommerce receives a new order.

  3. kingbt
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    at all circumstances printing needs a user interaction. you can't automatically send print requests to your printer when woocommerce receives a new order.

    Can't WordPress Cron be used for this? (From hour to hour verify not printed orders and auto prin them).

    But this process of bulk or auto printing should not have a to bad impact on memory consumption.

    I am trying to find a solution for automatic printing of invoices and delivery notes because the manual process takes to much time.

    I even thought to implement a ERP.

  4. kingbt
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It's me again.
    I think I'll use this solution:
    #1 http://www.woothemes.com/extension/email-attachments/
    #2 Use Outlook to auto print invoices http://email.about.com/od/mozillathunderbirdtips/qt/et_auto_print.htm

  5. piffpaffpuff
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    your solution seems good.

    for the cron job: yes you could use a cron to check if new orders were received. but his won't help you. printing is a client-side action where as the cron is server-side. and then, javascript printing always requires an user interaction. otherwise websites could print things without user permission.

    that's why i can't think of any solution to automatically print from the server-side. you would rather need to run a local application and create your local process print to (that's what you actually proposed in your last reply).

    good luck!

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