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Make PDF Newspaper

'Make PDF Newspaper' uses Five Filters PDF Newspaper to create printer friendly 'tabloid' edition of your WordPress blog.

The 'Make PDF Newspaper' plugin replaces the Make Tabbloid to automatically create printer friendly 'tabloid' editions of your WordPress blog in an attractive 2 column magazine/newspaper format. Development of the original plugin stopped after HP removed API access to their service. The new plugin uses code developed for the Five Filters PDF Newspaper project, which in itself pulls together code from a number of other open source projects including TCPDF, HTML Purifier, SimplePie and SmartyPants

The plugin includes a widget to let you control how you advertise your 'tabloid edition'. You can also choose to display a thumbnail of your custom newsletter (powered by Bluga.net Webthumb) to let your readers see what they are missing.

Key features

  • Option to generate PDF from externally hosted versions of the Five Filters code
  • Option to generate PDF editions of selected categories or archives
  • PDF generation entirely self-hosted removing reliance on 3rd party services and making it suitable for Intranet installations of WordPress
  • Option to include QR codes for each post (and custom text for user intructions)
  • Customisable banner text and logo
  • Option to automatically footnote all the links which appear in a post (using tinyurl or bitly to shorten long links)
  • Integrated widget to display thumbnail of your publication
  • User controlled production of PDF (including secure urls to trigger pdf generation via cron services. See FAQ for more information)

See the 'screenshot' for a summary of the features.

For an example of its usage visit http://www.rsc-ne-scotland.org.uk/mashe/

Thanks to

This plugin is made possible by the hard work of Keyvan Minoukadeh creator of Five Filters PDF Newspaper and Jonathan Lyon who nudged me on.

Requires: 2.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.0.5
Last Updated: 2010-11-23
Active Installs: 200+

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