PitchPrint

Description

PitchPrint is a plugin solution that runs on WordPress + WooCommerce as a Software service providing your clients the ability to create their designs on the fly. It basically provides printing clients an easy to use WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) “Do it yourself” interface for creating artworks for print.

It is an HTML5 based solution that allows you to create templates for products like Business Card, TShirt, Banners, Phone Templates etc.

This solution is fully based on pre-designed templates. Design templates are created in the editor which are then loaded by individual clients based on taste and choice, then modified to fit their needs and requirements. Based on our studies, it is far easier for majority of clients to edit an existing design template than create a whole design artwork from scratch especially for people with little background in graphics. In addition, it significantly reduces the overall time frame a client spends from landing on your site to placing an order.

The plugin allows your site to connect to our servers, loading the app tool for your users to create with. What’s more.. it’s Free and you can integrate in minutes.

Please learn more about this service from our site: PitchPrint.com

Screenshots

  • Editor Application.
  • Admin pictures manager.
  • Admin theme manager.
  • Admin settings.

Installation

Minimum Requirements

  • WordPress 3.8 or greater
  • PHP version 5.2.4 or greater
  • MySQL version 5.0 or greater
  • WooCommerce 2.1.*

This plugin requires you to have WooCommerce installed. You can download WooCommerce here: or install via the plugins section of your WordPress installation.

Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option as WordPress handles the file transfers itself and you don’t need to leave your web browser. To do an automatic install of PitchPrint, log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.

In the search field type “PitchPrint” and click Search Plugins. Once you’ve found our plugin, you can view details about it such as the the point release, rating and description. Most importantly of course, you can install it by simply clicking “Install Now”.

Manual installation

The manual installation method involves downloading our plugin and uploading it to your webserver via your favourite FTP application. The WordPress codex contains instructions on how to do this here.

Configuration

  1. Using an FTP application like FileZilla, login to your server and change the following folder permissions to 777 (ensure you set every folder / file listed here):

    • plugins/pitchprint/system/settings.php
    • plugins/pitchprint/uploader/files
    • plugins/pitchprint/uploader/files/thumbnail
  2. Next, you need to install PitchPrint API Key. On the left side of the admin menu, you should find “PitchPrint” link. Click it and in the admin page, you will find a link labelled “PLEASE INSTALL PITCHPRINT APIKEY”.

  3. Generate and supply the API Key from our site:
  4. Submit the form and once complete, please delete the install folder as instructed.
  5. To administer a product, go to Products section in the admin and click the “Add Product” link.
  6. There in the Product Data section, you will find “PitchPrint” design template option; select your desired template to assign.

Once an order is placed and a Web2Print design is customized, the order details includes all the PitchPrint details, like high resolution image files, the link to load the project as well as link to download the PDF file. If you do not find these, kindly check to see that the design has these options set to render in the design template section.

Updating

After updating, you may need to check your PitchPrint tab again enter in your API and Secret keys.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Minimum Requirements

  • WordPress 3.8 or greater
  • PHP version 5.2.4 or greater
  • MySQL version 5.0 or greater
  • WooCommerce 2.1.*

This plugin requires you to have WooCommerce installed. You can download WooCommerce here: or install via the plugins section of your WordPress installation.

Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option as WordPress handles the file transfers itself and you don’t need to leave your web browser. To do an automatic install of PitchPrint, log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.

In the search field type “PitchPrint” and click Search Plugins. Once you’ve found our plugin, you can view details about it such as the the point release, rating and description. Most importantly of course, you can install it by simply clicking “Install Now”.

Manual installation

The manual installation method involves downloading our plugin and uploading it to your webserver via your favourite FTP application. The WordPress codex contains instructions on how to do this here.

Configuration

  1. Using an FTP application like FileZilla, login to your server and change the following folder permissions to 777 (ensure you set every folder / file listed here):

    • plugins/pitchprint/system/settings.php
    • plugins/pitchprint/uploader/files
    • plugins/pitchprint/uploader/files/thumbnail
  2. Next, you need to install PitchPrint API Key. On the left side of the admin menu, you should find “PitchPrint” link. Click it and in the admin page, you will find a link labelled “PLEASE INSTALL PITCHPRINT APIKEY”.

  3. Generate and supply the API Key from our site:
  4. Submit the form and once complete, please delete the install folder as instructed.
  5. To administer a product, go to Products section in the admin and click the “Add Product” link.
  6. There in the Product Data section, you will find “PitchPrint” design template option; select your desired template to assign.

Once an order is placed and a Web2Print design is customized, the order details includes all the PitchPrint details, like high resolution image files, the link to load the project as well as link to download the PDF file. If you do not find these, kindly check to see that the design has these options set to render in the design template section.

Updating

After updating, you may need to check your PitchPrint tab again enter in your API and Secret keys.

Does it work on Pad?

Yes it does work on iPad and tablets. It’s built on HTML5.

How do I get support?

We provide support via our FreshDesk portal: where you get to make suggestions, discuss with other users on the forum report any bug as well as request a support to getting your store properly working.

Does the product come with templates and clipart images?

The product comes with few templates and cliparts. However, you are advised to purchase your own library to suit your client base and product needs. Also, there’s a marketplace where designers get to share template ideas. You can start from there and pick your choice as well as create and share with others.

I have an existing shop. Can I still install PitchPrint on it?

Absolutely. You can install it over your existing OpenCart, WordPress, PrestaShop, Shopify or personal custom site without doing a fresh cart installation.

Where will our files be hosted?

PitchPrint is a Software as Service platform with dedicated servers for processing and storage. Your Picture and PDF files are stored on Amazon S3 storage servers. Design files are stored on our dedicated SSD based servers for swift random access and you can request for your files at anytime.
You can also use our Runtime API service to connect to the server and download any of your files with proper authentication.

Where can I get more information?

Check out our website for more details

Reviews

The best web to print plugin

I have tried several web to print plugins and this is the best of them all.

The main problem for web to print plugins is to create a quality pdf output in high res. and at the same time offer the customers an UI that is easy to use.

PitchPrint provides both solutions and I will definitely recommend it to others.

Based on my experience, the customer support is helpful and good.

The complete Web to print for WordPress

This plugin is amazing and is packed with excellent features. Support is handled by email and all tickets are answered within 24 hours. I requested a new feature to be added and within 48 hours it was added.

I am not sure why there are so many negative reviews about support!

Thank you for saving me thousands of pounds in a bespoke system, this is the complete solution.

really bad

nothing works on that site, not even their own application, leave alone the communication with your site

just don’t bother wasting your time on this

I haven’t seen worse support

We were trying to implement this plugin for months, It has many issues, but we were willing to work with Isaac to resolve all the problems. Unfortunately, he wasn’t. I have never, ever encountered such a poor service, not even close. After many struggles trying to get in touch with him, resolving some issues on our own in meanwhile, we decided to go for a premium paid version in hope will be able to get his response, but even that didn’t help. I tried to explain him, more then once, how important is a quality customer service to us and that we cannot run a business with his plugin in such manner, but he simply ignored anything we said, as if we never mentioned It all. He is very narrow minded, just does not understand that you cannot take money from people every month and not respond for days and weeks, and often ignoring the messages completely. You will never succeed in any business by not understanding the importance of good support. His plugin has many good features but his customer service is so poor that he’ll never reach the success that he could have. He didn’t took two minutes to think about what I said, not a second even, he completely ignored It. You soon realise you are talking to a brick wall. We lost months, working very hard for this plugin to work for us. He does not grasp the damage he is inflicting, the hours, days and months people loose because of his lousy mentality. One tip for you Isaac, stick to creating the plugin and let somebody else deal with customer service, because you just don’t have It in you.

Completely non-functional

All of the functionality of this Plugin is hidden behind a paywall so there is actually no way to verify if this solution works or not.

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Contributors & Developers

“PitchPrint” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

7.1 – 26/08/2014

  • Included file upload feature. With this, customers can upload and attach their files to the product instead of using the design app
  • Customers can view their recent designs in account page
  • Click to duplicate and re-order designs
  • Minor bug fixes

7.1.1 – 26/08/2014

  • Added design thumbnails in cart and recent designs
  • Added Duplicate Design into custom designed items in shopping cart

7.2.0 – 20/03/2015

  • Major upgrade on both server side and client app which includes:
  • Setting loaded Image as Bakcground
  • New Nginx and NodeJS based servers for faster scaling
  • Variable Data plugin to allow for CSV / Excel sheet uploads which generates products based on the number of rows in the file
  • Canvas Adjuster gives customers ability to adjust the canvas at design time or before design
  • Color Templates module makes users change template images like TShirt colors within a project design
  • Global Instagram App without need for registering your own Instagram App
  • Design based default text color
  • Create multiple layouts and assign layouts based on designs
  • Custom PDF Rendering based on requests
  • New Image editor from Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Security fixes limiting files that can be uploaded to non-executables
  • Streamlined Image Tab with Customer Uploads on a separate tab and option to select default Image tab. This is useful for designs that by default requires users to upload their pictures. So the first tab they get to see is Upload your Picture
  • Pixabay Image library search
  • Javascripts and stylesheets now loads from Amazon cloud CDN for faster edge delivery
  • Free anual premium license for Charities and NGOs
  • Ability to add custom JS codes straight from the admin panel

Minor modifications

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* Render PDF, Render Raster has been removed. By default, all projects have PDFs rendered while Raster PNG images are generated off the PDF at high resolution based on demand (i.e when you click to download Raster).

7.2.1 – 23/03/2015

  • Fixed conflict issues with WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips plugin

7.2.2 – 28/03/2015

  • Fixed a security bug that allows image files uploaded as scripts to run on the server. It’s important that .htaccess is enabled on your site. A .htaccess file is included in pitchprint/uploader/files/ directory that prevents PHP from running any uploaded file, no matter the extension but to simply allow file downloads.

7.2.4 – 09/04/2015

  • Minor bug fixes

8.0.0 – 12/09/2015

  • New App build based on Box’ T3 Framework (http://t3js.org), so your old layout files will automatically be replaced, but all project and designs will load seamlessly well.
  • Added TextBox element
  • New Text-Styles feature that allows grouped text and shapes to be added and edited by customers.
  • Help system
  • Customer can now add their own custom colors
  • App loads inline within the page, and of course you still have the option to pop it on a modal window.
  • App can load on startup
  • Ability to create your own modules and attach to the App using events
  • New Form Data module
  • In-Context text editor
  • App loads way faster with improved caching
  • Theme caching is improved so them changes are reflected instantly
  • We migrated a lot of static files to CDN, notably the language files
  • Improved and Faster PDF generation using more primed servers
  • PDF cut lines are now rendered correctly, far off the bleed area
  • Lots of bug fixes and optimizations

8.0.1 – 01/10/2015

  • Minor fix for Notice warnings

8.2.0 – 01/03/2016

  • Upgrade to new and faster API 8.2.0
  • Fixed bug with preview thumbnails not showing
  • Other minor bug fixes

8.2.1 – 03/04/2016

  • Escape slashes for names and addresses with aprostophes
  • Expanded user data to include addresses and full name
  • Other minor bug fixes

8.3.0 – 31/01/2017

  • New features such as Mobile layout, Item hooks, Thumbnail Navigation, Remix etc
  • Kindly note, the custom JavaScript and other options in the plugin page have been moved to PitchPrint settings page: https://pitchprint.net/admin/settings
  • Other minor bug fixes
  • Kindly read more here: http://docs.pitchprint.com/release-8-3/

8.3.1 – 31/01/2017

  • Minor bug fix

8.3.2 – 31/01/2017

  • Fixes issue with url pointing to PitchPrint domains

8.3.3 – 01/02/2017

  • Minor bug fixes

8.3.4 – 08/04/2017

  • Minor fixes to work with WooCommerce 3.0
  • Integration with upcoming Zapier integration and Projects page

8.3.6 – 10/06/2017

  • Minor bug fixes
  • After this update, settings are stored in WordPress and will no longer need to re-enter Api & Secret keys. But you need to provide them again just this last time.