• I have been trying to save my daughters’ blog to a PDF and also been trying to print but unsuccessful. I wish I could just hire someone to print this for me. I can never get the preview screen to show the printing material in order to start printing. Same with trying to save as a PDF through the print file page as I don’t know how to do it any other way. I am not tech savy so so much of this is confusing and overwhelming as I try to go through instructions, posts, etc. Maybe someone can help, please or would be willing to print out a copy of my daughters’ blog for memory because her blog page is canceled? Thank you

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  • Plugin Author Michael Nelson

    (@mnelson4)

    Hi @mwassell2, you should be able to see the photos now.
    There’s a few spots with quite a bit of white space because that’s where a video was (and it was replaced by the URL of the video but still takes up as much space as the video did) or because the image couldn’t fit onto that page, so the image was moved to the next page.
    Can you point me to a page or two in one of the documents where an image is missing?

    Thread Starter mwassell2

    (@mwassell2)

    Hi Michael.

    Yes that is correct and am fine with that. I just opened up the 2021 PDF that is saved to my external drive and looks like images are now loading but unfortunately, they are cropped off due to probably being too large. So for ex: one photo of my daughter and I it is cropped off at bottom of page through our eyes but there is a large margin on top of the page.

    I wish I could add a screen shot but don’t see anywhere that I can.
    Thank you

    Thread Starter mwassell2

    (@mwassell2)

    2019 blog the first few pages are missing images and then it states image file number but no image. These aren’t videos but images.

    Thread Starter mwassell2

    (@mwassell2)

    first half of 2019 is missing a ton of images, mostly only has the featured image showing, not the images in the actual posts for some reason but the second half of the pdf shows the images, all look great, etc.

    Thread Starter mwassell2

    (@mwassell2)

    in the 2019 pages 1-11, 13-16, 17-18, 20-23, 25, 27-30, 32-37, 39-45, 47, 49-53, 55-60, 63-67 are the obvious pages images are missing completely no file name listed as on a couple of them.

    2020 has a lot of images that are cut off where only a part of the image shows but most is cut off and a few missing images from what I can see.

    2021 a couple of missing images but quite a few cut off so only part of image showing.

    Gosh, I love the images that fit, the size is great but unfortunately many on them didn’t fit so got cut off. Some seem to be the margins were too big causing cut off of images and others images just too big. Hard to know for sure since I didn’t put it together.

    Thank you so much for all your work on this. I really really appreciate it.. We are leaving town tomorrow for 9 days (medical stuff) so I will not be on as much.

    Plugin Author Michael Nelson

    (@mnelson4)

    Ok thanks for pointing to specific pages. I looked at the same post on your blog where I see the images, but when you click on some of them you’re taken to an error page. That indicates there’s a problem e we it’s the original image… when you upload an image in WordPress, it automatically creates several smaller versions of the image so web browsers can choose which one to use, depending mostly on the viewer’s screen size. Anyways, when I made the above PDFs, the HTML-to-PDF service tried to find the biggest version of those images, but couldn’t (which is also why, when you click on some of them, they take you to an error page.) But the images appear on your blog when viewed through most web browsers because they know to take the smaller version (either because that’s what they wanted or because they found the largest one was missing then they looked for the next-biggest.)
    Anyways, I’m sorry but fixing those images requires your involvement (or you need to hire someone to help). I have a few suggestions:
    1. Because those images are being served by the JetPack plugin (well, more precisely JetPack copied the images from your blog and stores them on their server then directs folks to download them from their server instead because it’s faster), you can contact the authors of Jetpack and ask them what’s wrong with those images and how to fix them
    2. Try disabling JetPack, so everyone will use the images on your site instead of Jetpack’s copies. This might help, but you’ll also (temporarily) lose all the other features Jetpack gives you
    3. Try using the Regenerate Thumbnails plugin to reprocess your images, which might fix them. Here’s the plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/regenerate-thumbnails/

    Once the images are fixed, let me know and I’ll recreate the PDFs and then they should appear.

    I’m sorry things got a little technical again. Let me know if I can help. Best wishes with your medical stuff!

    Thread Starter mwassell2

    (@mwassell2)

    Thank you so much for your help. I haven’t been successful at fixing things so not sure if it ever will be. Maybe I will just print what I can and find those images and print them separately and attach to pages. IDK.

    Plugin Author Michael Nelson

    (@mnelson4)

    Hi @mwassell2, sorry no luck so far. Yes I’m afraid it’s a bit of a technical issue with those missing images, but I’m happy to help as much as I can (that’s in accordance with this forum’s guidelines, which include no sharing admin credentials here or asking you to send them to me through other channels). Which of my suggestions did you try? (Or are they all too intimidating?)

    Thread Starter mwassell2

    (@mwassell2)

    I just don’t know enough about the technical stuff to do those. I asked a friend and he was lost with it too. I thought maybe he could help me accomplish this. Not sure what to do moving forward or maybe there isn’t anything I can do.
    Thank you again..

    Plugin Author Michael Nelson

    (@mnelson4)

    Yeah, I understand. I’d help directly but because you’ve contacted me through the WordPress support forum, I can’t ask for admin access to your site, as that would be against the forum’s guidelines.
    You can, however, reach out to someone via other channels to see if they can help with the technical steps I outlined earlier. I’d recommend hiring a developer from Codeable (or any other WordPress developer for hire) to see if they can try the steps I mentioned earlier to get the images fixed on your site, so we can make a PDF from your content.
    Here’s what I’d tell the WordPress developer you’re looking to hire:
    “I want to create a PDF from my website. I’ve tried Print My Blog, but many of the images are missing. The plugin’s developer made some recommendations on how to fix the images (see https://wordpress.org/support/topic/failing-at-everything/page/2/#post-16061713) but they’re too technical for me. Can you help get the images fixed so I can make the PDF?”

    Plugin Author Michael Nelson

    (@mnelson4)

    Ok there’s been an update to PMB that should help with your situation @mwassell2. You can now set the “Image Quality” to one of the smaller image resolutions which do exist on your site (as a reminder: the main problem was that your original uploaded images have gone missing in many situations, but the smaller copies still exist.)

    Let me know if you’d like more instructions on trying this.

    Thread Starter mwassell2

    (@mwassell2)

    Hi Michael, Good to hear from you.
    I am still not any further than I was last time we spoke. Definitely wouldn’t mind further instructions to be successful with just getting a print out of her blog. 🙂
    Thank you so much again. And if there is anyway I can hire you off the record, off this site, please let me know as I would totally do it. You can even delete this comment to keep it hidden. 🙂
    Michele

    Thread Starter mwassell2

    (@mwassell2)

    Hi Michael, Good to hear from you.
    I am still not any further than I was last time we spoke. Definitely wouldn’t mind further instructions to be successful with just getting a print out of her blog. 

    Thank you so much again. And if there is anyway I can hire you off the record, off this site, please let me know as I would totally do it. You can even delete this comment to keep it hidden. 

    Michele

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by mwassell2.
    Plugin Author Michael Nelson

    (@mnelson4)

    Hi Michele, I can’t delete your comments (I’m not a WordPress.org forum moderator) and it’s against the forum rules that I offer to work for hire.

    I suggest you post a “job” on jobs.wordpress.net to find the best rate for getting hands-on support. Please let me know when you’ve done that.

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