Print, PDF, Email by PrintFriendly

Description

Benefits For Publishers

  • Professional: highly polished, stable, and supported.
  • Stylish lightbox (no annoying new tabs or window).
  • Ultimate, Print, PDF, Email experience for your users.
  • Works on HTTP, HTTPS, and password protected sites.
  • Help people save money and the environment.
  • Full featured and free (ad supported) or Pro Service.

Benefits for End-Users

  • Save paper and ink when you print
  • Change the text and image size
  • Edit the page by clicking to remove text or images before print or PDF. (Optional feature publishers can choose.)
  • PDF with clickable links
  • Custom paper sizes (A4 or Letter) for PDF

Customization

  • Print, PDF, Email, options can be on or off.
  • Custom headers and footers for the print and PDF.
  • Button styles to choose, or use your own text and image/button.
  • Include a copyright on print and PDF.
  • Use your own CSS for complete creative control or the print or PDF page.
  • Use the JavaScript or non-JavaScript option.

Free – Ad Supported

This highly polished, professional plugin is free to use and fully functional. We maintain, improve, and offer support to all users.
You get all this for free, and in return tasteful ads are displayed in a non-interfering way.
Ads are only shown in the print/pdf/email confirmation window. No other ads are displayed or embedded in the content, or snuck in anywhere else.
For example, click here to see image

Purchase an Ad-Free Subscription

Get a quality product for reasonable price. Remove the ads by purchasing an ad-free subscription. It’s cheap, easy, and straightforward.
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Localized in 30 Languages

PrintFriendly & PDF speaks your language! It detects (based on browser setting) the end-users language and automatically changes language. For example, if your browser is set to Spanish, then PrintFriendly will use Spanish.

A few of our supported languages:

  • Danish
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Estonian
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Croatian
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Lithuanian
  • Dutch/Netherlands
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Serbian
  • Swedish
  • Thailand
  • Turkish
  • Chinese Simplified
  • Chinese Traditional

PrintFriendly and PDF is the #1 print optimization technology, as featured in Lifehacker, Mashable & makeuseof.

Give PrintFriendly & PDF a test drive at PrintFriendly.com

Print, PDF, Email Privacy & Data

PDFs are generated on our server; this plugin “phones home”. Also if the end-user shares the page via email, the email is sent by our server.

Our Fundamental Principles:

  • We do not sell data. Period.
  • We do not share data, unless compelled by the law.
  • We do not ask for personal information, unless it’s needed to provide a service.
  • We don’t store personal information, unless required for the on-going operation of service.

Specifically, here’s what we do with the data and information:

Page content is not sent or stored on server, except to generate the PDF. After the PDF is generated, we temporarily store the PDF to allow the end-user time to download. After this time has expired, the PDF is permanently deleted.

If you’re using the non-JavaScript option in the plugin, then the preview is generated on our server and temporarily stored in cache for a few minutes. After that time it is permanently deleted.

Email Address & Content get permanently deleted In order to send the email, we need to store the email address and message on our server. After the email has been sent and found not to be a spammer, the email address is permanently deleted.

Server log files get created and deleted. Browsers and Servers pass non-personally-identifying information, such as the browser type, language, referrer, and the date/time. We may use this data to analyze how the service is being used. Non-personally-identifying aggregate data may get published, e.g., by a report on trends in the usage of the service.

Screenshots

  • Lightbox design keeps users on your page.
  • More sharing tools, Print, PDF, Email. Plus editing tools!
  • Fully customizable: Choose your print button, text link, or use your own text or graphic.
  • Print Friendly & PDF speaks your language! Localized in over 30 languages.

Installation

  1. Search for PrintFriendly in your WordPress backend and click install, or download the printfriendly.zip file and unzip it.
  2. If you downloaded the zip, upload the printfriendly folder into wp-content/plugins folder
  3. Activate the plugin in your WordPress Admin area.
  4. Select “Settings” to customize button style and placement.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Search for PrintFriendly in your WordPress backend and click install, or download the printfriendly.zip file and unzip it.
  2. If you downloaded the zip, upload the printfriendly folder into wp-content/plugins folder
  3. Activate the plugin in your WordPress Admin area.
  4. Select “Settings” to customize button style and placement.
Print Friendly & PDF Official Support

How to articles and support for Print, PDF, and Email button by PrintFriendly

Content Not Showing

Use PrintFriendly & PDF custom class names to include/exclude content.

How to add custom header to Print and PDF

Use the option in the Plugin settings. See how

Hide the button on a specific page

You can hide the Print, PDF, and Email button using CSS.

Reviews

A FABULOUS Plug-in

This is by far the BEST plugin I have seen. It is truly beautiful. I especially love the ability to delete irrelevant portions before printing. This is truly an elegant solution to the problem. I tried two other “print-friendly” plug-ins before settling on this one. This one blows the others out of the water. Look no further!

How to print Category page with all posts in one Pdf?

Hello,
like the title says, if I put the button or even hardcode the button inside category.php, clicking the button still redirects me to that specific post under which the button appears, and the Pdf prints out only this one post, even though category page has dozens of them.
Can you please point me in the right direction? I need the Pdf to contain all the posts from that category.

Edit: Just want to update that this issue is now resolved by reading the support forums of this plugin. If anyone else has this same question, simply use the designated HTML snippet in category.php page, plus choose ‘Content Algorhitm’ in Webmaster settings of the plugin.

My jaw dropped, so cool!

The click to delete option is SO GOOD; I write long posts trying to take everything into account and it will make things so much easier for individuals to save just the stuff they need with that button. Clever idea, too. Fast, clean, awesome.

Excellent

Lightweight but powerful, easy to control, does what it says, says what it does.

Awesome

Work exactly as expected. Very professional and very useful!

Read all 151 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“Print, PDF, Email by PrintFriendly” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Print, PDF, Email by PrintFriendly” has been translated into Persian. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Print, PDF, Email by PrintFriendly” into your language.

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Changelog

3.8.1

  • Improve automatic error reporting.

3.8.0

  • Add automatic error reporting.

3.7.6

  • WooCommerce support improvments: remove upsells from print preview.

3.7.5

  • WooCommerce support improvments: fix DOMDocument.loadHTML warnings.

3.7.4

  • Added CSS Relative Position and Z-Index to button to avoid content covering the button.

3.7.3

  • Always use https

3.7.2

  • Use schema less URLs for loading icons

3.7.1

  • Use www.printfriendly.com instead of app.printfriendly.com for redirects

3.7.0

  • Remove http/https option, use current schema

3.6.0

  • Allow custom HTML in Custom Button Text

3.5.4

  • WooCommerce ‘Content Algorithm’ fix

3.5.3

  • Fix security issues

3.5.2

  • Fix code to support PHP 5.2

3.5.0

  • WooCommerce product page improvements. Better support for product images, price, and description.

3.4.9

  • Fix minor security issue

3.4.8

  • Fix button images style

3.4.7

  • Fix button style to remove underline

3.4.6

  • Always removed PrintFriendly button underline regardless plugin CSS for button styles option

3.4.4

  • Removed page content selection option – WordPress Standard/Strict

3.4.2

  • Fixed the issue occured due to new changes made in the page content selection options

3.4.1

  • Improved page content selection options

3.4.0

  • Fixed the admin javascript error and increased plugin text boxes size
  • Enabled Print Friendly button href to www.printfriendly.com only when the plugin JavaScript option is enabled
  • Made some plugin text translation ready

3.3.10

  • Implemented both Classic Google Analytics and Google Universal Analytics code
  • Fixed WP Slimstat conflict

3.3.9

  • Removed the functionality that opens new window when JavaScript is disabled

3.3.8

  • Shortcode bug fix
  • Urlencoded button href to produce valid html

3.3.7

  • Readme.txt update

3.3.6

  • Fixed JS optimization Bug

3.3.5

  • WordPress 3.8 support

3.3.4

  • Provided Algorithm Options

3.3.3

  • Using WP content hook for all Buttons

= 3.3.2=
* Algorithm Update

3.3.1

  • SSL Support bug fixes.

3.3.0

  • Optimized JavaScript, reducing the file size by 65%!
  • Better syncing between client-side/server-side content detection algorithm. This will make improvements to content detection easier than ever.
  • Support for international language sub-regions, for example PT-BR vs. PT (Portuguese-Brazil vs. Portuguese for Portugal)
  • Support for WordPress – 3.6 .
  • Printfriendly custom commands support.

3.2.10

  • Fixed Bug in Google Analytics generation

3.2.9

  • Enabled support for Google Analytics

3.2.8

  • Algorithm Update

3.2.7

  • Removed Break tag from button code.

3.2.6

  • Fixed Button behavior when displayed on Homepage for NON-JS version.
  • Fixed CSS issue with Button when placed above content.
  • Fixed box-shadow issue with button.
  • Custom print and pdf options now available for Non-JS version. Custom options include header, css, image alignment, etc..
  • Fixed bug for custom tagline.

3.2.5

  • Added hide images and image style options.
  • Improved input validation.
  • Improved output escaping.
  • Removed printfriendly post_class.
  • Small i8n fix.
  • Few small HTML fixes.

3.2.4

  • Add printfriendly post_class.
  • Fixed minor JS bug.
  • Added redundancy to uninstall script.

3.2.3

  • Rolling back to version 3.2.1

3.2.2

  • Add printfriendly post_class.
  • Add printfriendly button display settings per individual category.
  • Fixed minor JS bug.
  • Added redundancy to uninstall script.

3.2.1

  • Improve script loading.

3.2.0

  • Important chrome issue fix. Ie syntax error fix.

3.1.9

  • Minor css detail.

3.1.8

  • Add printfriendly options to allow/not allow print, pdf, email from the Printfriendly and PDF dialog.

3.1.7

  • Revert default print button show settings. Prevent easy override of print button text-decoration and border style properties.

3.1.6

  • Adding PrintFriendly and PDF alignment style classes.

3.1.5

  • Set button appearance in more flexible way. Remove styles that interfered with wordpress themes. Add shortcode for printfriendly button. Fix redirect to printfriendly.com link. Added custom css feature.

3.1.4

  • Changed https url. Don’t hide text change box when disabling css.

3.1.3

  • Fixed bug with disable css option.

3.1.2

  • Added disable css option to admin settings.

3.1.1

  • Fixed admin js caching.

3.1.0

  • Fixed admin css caching.

3.0.9

  • New features: Custom header, disable click-to-delete, https support (beta), PrintFriendly Pro (ad-free).

3.0.8

  • Reordered PrintFriendly & PDF buttons. CSS stylesheet option is now checked by default.

3.0.7

  • Added additional images for print button.

3.0.6

  • Fix bug that displays button on category pages when posts and pages is selected.

3.0.5

  • PrintFriendly & PDF button will now display on category pages (archive pages), if “Homepage, Archives, Posts, and Pages” was selected in the Settings for PrintFriendly & PDF (button placement).

3.0.4

  • Align-right and align-center support for themes that remove WordPress core css.

3.0.3

  • Support for bad themes that alter template tags and prevent JavaScript from loading in footer.

3.0.2

  • Fixed JS bug with Google Chrome not submitting and fixed input validation issues.

3.0.1

  • Fixed minor JS bug.

3.0

  • A complete overhaul of the plugin by renowned WordPress plugin developer Joost de Valk.
  • Code Changes:
    • Redone the admin page.
    • Plugin is now fully i18n ready.
    • Plugin now uses the settings API.
    • CSS loading is now optional.
    • JavaScript loading is now optional.
    • Plugin now uses WordPress default align classes for outlining.
  • Documentation changes:
    • Added an FAQ.
    • Added Screenshots.

2.1.8

  • The Print Button was showing up on printed, or PDF, pages. Junk! Print or PDF button no longer displayed on printed out page or PDF.

2.1.7

  • Changed print button from <span> to <div> to support floating the print and PDF button to right.

2.1.6

  • Added rel=”nofollow” to the print links to avoid search engines indexing the print pages.
  • Changed print button from link <a> to <span>. Some tracking plugins added target_new/blank to link, therefore breaking print friendly.

2.1.5

  • To avoid conflicts with Google Analytics widgets, changed link structure. No longer uses onclick to call PrintFriendly Javascript. Now the javascript is called in the href.
  • Custom image support for hosted solutions