Our organization has published newsletters periodically for many years. Recently we switched to authors creating their own articles online using WordPress blog posts. However, we still wanted to publish issues that aggregate recent blog posts to include on our website and to archive.
Print My Blog is an amazing plugin that has given us the best of both worlds: timely continuous online publication of articles, and newsletter issues that provide a digest of recent posts and can be mailed or published online. This also eliminates the need to recruit a newsletter editor, as most functions are now automated, done by authors, or can be performed by a publication assistant with minimal effort or expertise required.
Most of our articles have images. The way Print My Blog flows images in the two-column “Mayer Magazine” design format that we use is brilliant. Even in the few cases where the layout might not be quite what we would do by hand, we can almost always improve it by re-arranging the order of articles in the issue, and only very occasionally by making minor edits to an article. The result is a layout that is pleasing for readers without requiring hand-layout of the issue.
Another thing that is impressive is the level of documentation provided, including a wide range of how-tos, as well as detailed technical documentation for customizing the plugin for various use cases. The ability to report problems through the plugin control panel and the level of diagnostics it provides enables the developers to provide detailed technical support quickly and efficiently.
And speaking of support, it is outstanding! I have seldom seen a plugin whose developers care more deeply about the quality of the product or the customer. It is really first-rate.
Many product features are available in the free version, but Print My Blog also offers various professional level paid options that provide additional functionality like creating ebooks, MS Word documents, and more advanced print options. Even if you do not need them now, knowing that they are available means that your investment in the plugin is protected if you do in the future.
I can’t say enough good things about Print My Blog and the developers who created this plugin. If you need this functionality, this is the one to choose. Six stars!
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