Support » Plugin: Print-O-Matic » Print function not working

  • Resolved dsc1978

    (@dsc1978)


    Could you please try and see why the orange Print button is not working but the other buttons are?

    I need the orange button to be the method for printing as it links to the listing template rather than the others that are linked to a manual entry in each listing which is not an ideal method.

    Your urgent support would be appreciated.

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Contributor twinpictures

    (@twinpictures)

    sure.
    the orange print button has the following HTML:

    <li id="cta-72be92" class="lmb-calltoaction">
        <a href="http://[print-me%20target=.element.table-block/%5D" rel="nofollow">
        	<i class="mi local_printshop"></i>    	<span>Print</span>
        </a>
    </li>

    you are using a shortcode as link url… that is not how to do things.
    If you want to use a button to print, check out this post:
    https://spacedonkey.de/2400/print-o-matic-external-buttons/
    and also this post:
    https://spacedonkey.de/4188/print-o-matic-external-print-trigger-target-by-class/

    but to it quick, as you are apparently in quite a rush.

    This part is bit confusing:

    I need the orange button to be the method for printing as it links to the listing template

    explain more about that

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by twinpictures.
    Thread Starter dsc1978

    (@dsc1978)

    Thank you VERY much for the fast reply.

    Yeah, I imagined that the shortcode was no success but I have tried html links as well which only open another tab and no print.

    The orange button is an option built into the theme and from what I can tell from the links you provided, they are to create a button and then embed the shortcode somewhere on the page. I dont want to create a new button and am struggling to understand how/where to embed the shortcode.

    Thread Starter dsc1978

    (@dsc1978)

    Ok I have the [print-me id=”my_print_button” printstyle=”external”/] embedded in the footer.

    Now to figure out what link to add to the orange button.

    Plugin Contributor twinpictures

    (@twinpictures)

    The orange button should not have a link. if it must have a link, then use #

    This theme-provided orange button, does it allow you to assign it custom attributes? Can a data attribute such as: data-print_target to be set?

    If not, then you’ll want to focus on the class method. Of course, if the theme allows you to use custom HTML, you can roll-your-own button with everything you need. You’ll need to check with the theme’s docs on that, I am afraid.

    Thread Starter dsc1978

    (@dsc1978)

    If you wanted to use the orange button as the print trigger, what would you insert into it’s link field?

    Plugin Contributor twinpictures

    (@twinpictures)

    So you have well established that you can provide a link to the button.
    Are you able to leave the link blank?
    what else can you set?
    Can you give a CLASS to the button?
    Can you give an ID to the button?
    Can you define any other attributes for the button?

    What else can be placed in the button space? Maybe a CUSTOM HTML block?

    Thread Starter dsc1978

    (@dsc1978)

    If/when leaving the link black, the button does not show on the frontend.

    Here is a link to the settings applicable to the button.

    You are able to link listing fields but it does not work as per the “Print Record” field as seen next to the “Report Errors” button but linking to a Field from the listing is not ideal as it means creating this field for every listing.

    I cant see a way to modify their button. I have asked them to inspect the possibility of linking Print-O-Matic service. Still waiting to hear from them.

    Plugin Contributor twinpictures

    (@twinpictures)

    Are you able to leave the link blank?

    so no.

    what else can you set?

    icon, label. nothing else

    Can you give a CLASS to the button?

    no

    Can you give an ID to the button?

    no

    Can you define any other attributes for the button?

    no

    What else can be placed in the button space? Maybe a CUSTOM HTML block?

    You are not going to be able to use this button widget. However, if there is a ‘custom html block’ or a ‘code’ block you can use instead, then you can make your own button that looks the same, but allows you to actually use it for what you want.

    I can’t see a way to modify their button. I have asked them to inspect the possibility of linking Print-O-Matic service. Still waiting to hear from them.

    This is not going to happen.

    What theme is this? Can you share a link to any kind of useful documentation?

    Thread Starter dsc1978

    (@dsc1978)

    I appreciate your time and clarity on this.

    The theme is MyListing

    I think I will need to see how to manually add/code my own button in.

    Plugin Contributor twinpictures

    (@twinpictures)

    About clarity: This is the link to the documentation we asked for.

    Since your issues is 100% related to how your theme works, we recommend you read the documentation. As the my-listings theme is based on the Elementor page builder it is very advanced. Elementor has a Custom HTML Widget that does exactly what you need: https://elementor.com/help/html-widget/

    I am afraid that is all the support we can offer you on this issue. IF you would like a higher level of technical support, print-pro-matic comes with a high-level of personal support that is often worth more than the price of the plugin.

    All the best!

    Thread Starter dsc1978

    (@dsc1978)

    Thank you again for your time.

    I will be happy to purchase pro if this is a viable option.

    Plugin Contributor twinpictures

    (@twinpictures)

    If you think the free support is good, pro support is like adding a member to your team that focuses on one specific issue. Mr. Wolf from Pulp Fiction, if you will.

    Thread Starter dsc1978

    (@dsc1978)

    HAHA!

    Sounds great!

    Wishing you and the team all the best.

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