Once installed take the following steps to set it up:

  1. WP-Print settings page is located in WP-Admin -> Settings -> Print
  2. You Need To Re-Generate The Permalink (WP-Admin -> Settings -> Permalinks -> Save Changes)
  3. Refer To Usage For Further Instructions


  1. Open wp-content/themes/<YOUR THEME NAME>/index.php. You should place it in single.php, post.php, page.php, etc also if they exist.
  2. Find: <?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
  3. Add Anywhere Below It: <?php if(function_exists('wp_print')) { print_link(); } ?>
  • The first value is the text for printing post.
  • The second value is the text for printing page.
  • Default: print_link(”, ”)
  • Alternatively, you can set the text in ‘WP-Admin -> Settings -> Print’.
  • If you DO NOT want the print link to appear in every post/page, DO NOT use the code above. Just type in [print_link] into the selected post/page content and it will embed the print link into that post/page only.

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  • Admin Print Options
  • Print Post Link
  • Print Page


How do I add this to my theme?
  1. Open wp-content/themes/<YOUR THEME NAME>/index.php
    You may place it in single.php, post.php, page.php, etc also.
  2. Find: <?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
  3. Add Anywhere Below It: <?php if(function_exists('wp_print')) { print_link(); } ?>

Simply add this code inside the loop ### where you want the print link to display:

if(function_exists('wp_print')) {
If you do not want to print a portion of your post’s content

[donotprint]Text within this tag will not be displayed when printing[/donotprint]

  • The text within [donotprint][/donotprint] will not be displayed when you are viewing a printer friendly version of a post or page.
  • However, it will still be displayed as normal on a normal post or page view.
  • Do note that if you are using WP-Email, any text within [donotprint][/donotprint] will not be emailed as well.
Custom Template
  • WP-Print will load ‘print-css.css’, ‘print-posts.php’ and ‘print-comments.php’ from your theme’s directory if it exists.
  • If it doesn’t exists, it will just load the respective default file that comes with WP-Print.
  • This will allow you to upgrade WP-Print without worrying about overwriting your printing styles or templates that you have created.



Simple but great and sound. I use it for over seven years and it is just doing his job.

Egyszerű, de nagyszerű és megbízható. Több mint hét éve használom, és csak teszi a dolgát.

Thanks for rebooting development!

Just wanted to thank the author for coming back to this plugin and sprucing things up finally! Been using this for years but lack of updates had me forked for a long time. Came back and found the latest updates fixed all the bugs that bothered me and now I figured out all the theme-template-override solutions to avoid having to hack the core plugin.

Simple and useful solution for making ugly but usable print version of your posts. Definitely worth considering.

Great stuff

Exactly what I needed. Love the ability to put the templates and CSS in theme folder to avoid overwrites. (though I think putting it in uploads avoids confusion when switching themes down the road). Either way, it’s fantastic to be able to write my own template. Thanks, Lester!

Well done. Will recommend.

Effective and simple

The key to using this plug-in is to look at the FAQ. It tells you how to modify your templates so that the print link shows up. The problem, though, is that when the maker of your theme updates the theme, you will lose your template modifications.

It would be nice if the Print link would open the printable version in a new tab/window.

The introduction of this tool impacted my permalinks temporarily. I resolved this by simply going into Permalinks and clicking ‘Save Changes’.

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  • NEW: Ability to print thumbnail. Props @MatthieuMota.


  • FIXED: Check both parent and child theme


  • NEW: Use translate.wordpress.org to translate the plugin
  • FIXED: Unable to update options


  • FIXED: Notices


  • NEW: Updated print HTML code. Props @Luanramos


  • NEW: Bump to 4.1
  • FIXED: get_the_category_list() optional secondary argument
  • FIXED: Replace font with p


  • NEW: Finally there is custom post type support. Props nimmolo.
  • NEW: Allow Multisite Network Activate
  • NEW: Uses WordPress uninstall.php file to uninstall the plugin


  • FIXED: Use get_stylesheet_directory() instead of TEMPLATEPATH


  • FIXED: Added nonce to Options. Credits to Charlie Eriksen via Secunia SVCRP.


  • NEW: Support for links that start with “//”
  • FIXED: Unable to load WP-Print on Password Protected posts


  • NEW: Uses jQuery Framework
  • NEW: [donotprint][/donotprint] ShortCode Will Not Be Displayed As Well When Using WP-Email (Refer To Usage Tab)
  • NEW: Use _n() Instead Of __ngettext() And _n_noop() Instead Of __ngettext_noop()
  • FIXED: Uses $_SERVER[‘PHP_SELF’] With plugin_basename(FILE) Instead Of Just $_SERVER[‘REQUEST_URI’]
  • FIXED: Nested ShortCode Issues