xBrander lets your affiliates download your reports on-demand, branded just for them. There have been a few solutions that search and replace values in PDF files. However, many of these solutions require you to create each and every report, for each and every affiliate, one by one, manually.
With other solutions, the PDF file might still look the way you intended if you’re lucky. PDF’s were not really designed to be edited after being published. At xBrander, we’ve found a better way to brand and export near perfect PDF’s for your affiliates.
The xBrander plug-in is very easy to install, activate, and setup. After the plug-in is configured with your unique API Key, you simply have to tell the plug-in what to search for and what to replace in your report files.
An API Key is necessary to use the xBrander service. A free level is available.
* Copy-n-paste the xBrander shortcode to place the download form and button in any page or post.
Accurately reproduces your DOCX files as PDF’s. Virtually no glitches like other solutions. Clickable images and footer links will even work like they should.
Works with any search values/codes in your original files. This saves you time if you already have your documents created for another branding service or software.
Works with most membership scripts to pre-populate replacement values.
Pre-populate replacement values with shortcodes, plain text, or use PHP to grab the value from virtually anywhere.
Let your affiliates change replacement values if you want before they download their branded PDF file.
Installation is simple. Get your FREE API Key from http://xbrander.com/members/signup in just a few minutes.
Install and activate this plug-in
Go to http://xbrander.com/members/signup to get your free membership and API Key
Upload your docx files from the http://xbrander.com/dashboard
Configure what text to search and replace in your documents by clicking on the document names under the “Files” tab in this plug-in
Copy your API Key from the members area: http://xbrander.com/dashboard
Paste and save the API Key into this plug-in’s Settings
Insert shortcodes for specific files in your pages or posts
!!! Remember: You must set the API Key in the Settings !!!
I’m wondering if this plugin is an abandoned project. For one, it hasn’t been updated in over a year. If a plugin hasn’t been updated in that long, then most often it means the project has been abandoned.
I installed the plugin, however, it requires you to enter an API key. The description tab on here gives a URL for one to signup on as there’s supposed to be a free version. Unfortunately, that brings me to a somewhat blank page on their site with the title of “Nothing found for Members Signup.”
I did contact support in regards to the matter. I gave the low rating even though I’ve contacted support due to how unprofessional this company seems. I say this due to their plugin requiring registration and their signup page that they link to is nonexistent. Basically, the plugin nor their website work.
Contributors & Developers
“Plugin Name: xBrander – PDF document brander” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
- Simpler plug-in UI
- Optimized code
- Improved in-plug-in help
- Add link to getting started guide
- Added admin notices when errors are returned through the API
- Added media button to page/post edit admin screen for inserting xbrander shortcode
- First version