Support » Plugin: WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips » Blank screen when trying to create a PDF

  • Hi,

    The plugin was working great until I updated to the last 5.3 WP version.

    When I try to create a PDF now I get a blank screen. I tried to enable the “Enable debug output” but unfortunately I didn’t get any error message.

    In the system configuration section of the plugin I can see that all is green but this in orange:

    GMagick or IMagick>>Better with transparent PNG images>> No. Recommended for better performances.

    I’m using the default PDF template.

    I would appreciate very much if someone could help me to fix this.

    Thanks in advance!

    • This topic was modified 2 weeks, 4 days ago by martingale77.
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  • Me too! I click to send the PDF packing slips and it opens the PDF reader but with no documents. I have updated all versions etc. Please help

    Plugin Author Ewout


    Quite strange, our plugin is tested and compatible with WP5.3… Are you using the setting to open in a new tab or to download the PDF (General settings tab)? When you download the PDF, does it open properly?

    Thanks for the fast reply Ewout. I can see that if I set up “Download the PDF” it works correctly, but if I set up “Open the PDF in a new tab” I get the blank screen.

    Plugin Author Ewout


    I suspect that this is a plugin conflict, with another plugin setting the incorrect headers for the PDF file. Could you both post your System report from WooCommerce > Status? (I only need the ### Active Plugins section)

    This is my information:

    Editor clásico: por Colaboradores de WordPress – 1.5
    Contact Form 7: por Takayuki Miyoshi – 5.1.5
    Crayon Syntax Highlighter: por Aram Kocharyan – 2.8.4
    Flamingo: por Takayuki Miyoshi – 2.1
    Forget About Shortcode Buttons: por Designs & Code – 2.1.2
    Google Analytics para WordPress por MonsterInsights: por MonsterInsights – 7.10.0
    Loco Translate: por Tim Whitlock – 2.3.1
    Loginizer: por Raj Kothari – 1.4.2
    Really Simple CAPTCHA: por Takayuki Miyoshi – 2.0.2
    Related Posts for WordPress: por Never5 – 2.0.3
    Search Exclude: por Roman Pronskiy – 1.2.5
    SG Optimizer: por SiteGround – 5.3.7
    Orden en Taxonomías y Categorías: por Nsp-Code – 1.5.7
    Uncode Core: por Undsgn – 2.2.2
    Uncode WPBakery Page Builder: por Michael M – – 6.0.3
    Checkout Field Editor for WooCommerce: por ThemeHigh – 1.3.9 – No probado con la versión activa de WooCommerce
    WooCommerce Admin: por WooCommerce – 0.22.0
    WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips: por Ewout Fernhout – 2.3.5
    WooCommerce: por Automattic – 3.8.0
    Yoast SEO: por Equipo Yoast – 12.5
    wpCentral: por Softaculous Ltd. – 1.4.7
    WP-Usuario-Avatar: por flippercode – 2.2.4

    Plugin Author Ewout


    @cutiecat could you post your plugin list from the System Status report too, so we can cross check?

    Hello Ewout,

    Many thanks for responding.

    To answer your previous question I have the packing slip set to open in new tab. I will try downloading one instead.

    Here is a list of my plugins…

    AutoChimp by Wanderer LLC Dev Team – 2.15
    BackUpWordPress by XIBO Ltd – 3.10
    CodeStyling Localization by Heiko Rabe – 1.99.30
    Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades by Chris Jean – 2.0.1
    Facebook by Facebook – 1.5.5
    Google Analytics for WordPress by MonsterInsights by MonsterInsights – 7.10.0
    Google+ Plugin by Ve Bailovity (Incsub), raggedrobins (Incsub) – 1.3.5
    IgniteWoo Updater by – 2.1.12
    Post Types Order by Nsp Code –
    VarkTech Pricing Deals for WooCommerce by Vark –
    SEO Friendly Images by Vladimir Prelovac – 3.0.5
    WooCommerce Open Close by Pluginbazar – 3.0.4 – Not tested with the active version of WooCommerce
    WooCommerce Bulk Stock Management by Mike Jolley – 1.9.2 – Not tested with the active version of WooCommerce
    WooCommerce Cart Add-Ons by 75nineteen Media LLC – 1.5.12 – Not tested with the active version of WooCommerce
    WooCommerce Cart Notices by WooThemes / SkyVerge – 1.5.0 – Not tested with the active version of WooCommerce
    WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips by Ewout Fernhout – 2.3.5
    WooCommerce Wholesale Pricing by – 2.4.1 – Not tested with the active version of WooCommerce
    WooCommerce by Automattic – 3.8.0
    WooDojo by WooThemes – 1.5.4
    WordPress Importer by wordpressdotorg – 0.6.4
    WP Mail SMTP by WPForms – 1.7.1
    WP Pinterest by Rahul Arora – 1.0
    WP Robots Txt by Christopher Davis – 1.1
    Inactive plugins (8)
    Akismet Anti-Spam by Automattic – 4.1.3
    Really Simple Share by Dabelon, tanaylakhani – 4.5
    Subscribe / Connect / Follow Widget by Srini G – 1.0.1
    Twitter Button by BestWebSoft by BestWebSoft – 2.62
    WooCommerce Customer/Order CSV Export by SkyVerge – 3.2 – Not tested with the active version of WooCommerce
    WooThemes Helper by WooThemes – 1.2.4 – Network enabled
    WordPress SEO Images by Eduard Oliva and Pablo Martinez – 1.1
    Yoast SEO by Team Yoast – 12.5
    Must Use Plugins (2)
    Endurance Browser Cache by Mike Hansen – 0.4
    Endurance Page Cache by Mike Hansen – 1.5

    I have just tested having the Packing Slip set to download and that works which is good. I have a work around for the time being.

    Interested to know if there is conflict.


    I have just noticed that it is strange that when you then click to open the downloaded PDFs they open twice ie. in two tabs, with the identical PDF pages. Definitely something up.


    Plugin Author Ewout


    Crosschecking the plugin lists, the only similarities I see are

    • Google Analytics for WordPress by MonsterInsights by MonsterInsights – 7.10.0
    • WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips by Ewout Fernhout – 2.3.5
    • WooCommerce by Automattic – 3.8.0

    I have installed Google Analytics for WordPress by MonsterInsights on my test site but still couldn’t reproduce the issue. This may have to do with the fact that I haven’t set it up completely (I don’t have a GA account).
    Could you test whether temporarily turning off that plugin fixes the issue?

    @cutiecat regarding the issue of the PDF opening twice: is this when opening the file from Explorer (Windows) or Finder (OSX)? Or when you open it from a browser dialog? Can you test this with other PDF files not from our plugin?

    Not being able to replicate the issue makes it much harder to fix it, but I have a possible fix that resets the headers sent to the browser to make sure it knows it’s a PDF file (since you can download without any issues I think this is what may be the issue). You can download this version of the plugin here:
    If you have a staging site with the same issue and can test with this version, that’d be fantastic.

    Hi Ewout,

    I turned off Google Analytics but the issue continues. I’m using Google Chrome as explorer. Unfortunately I don’t have a staging site.

    Plugin Author Ewout


    What theme (+version) do you use?

    Plugin Author Ewout


    @martingale77 & @cutiecat
    I still haven’t been able to reproduce the issue on my own test sites, unfortunately.

    Could you let me know what operating system (Windows or OSX) and browser you use? Do you use any browser extensions for viewing PDF files?

    I am using OSX and Chrome as my browser. HTH

    Plugin Author Ewout


    I’d like to rule out the browser as being the culprit here (since both of you use Chrome), could you login to your site in another browser (e.g. Safari on OSX or Edge on Windows, or Firefox if you have it installed) and then open the PDF to see if it works there?

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