Plugin Reviews

PDF24 Article To PDF

A plugin to create PDF files of articles in your blog.

7 reviews
Average Rating
3 out of 5 stars
Plugin not cleaning up well upon uninstall
By , for WP 4.4.2

It left about 40 entries in the databse. Come on guys, that's basic stuff...

Good Plugin
By , for WP 4.3.1

I say it good for supporting all languages, but need to more develop to better it. Please, prevent more loading time. Thanks.

External PDF Service
By Plugin Author, for WP 4.2.3


this is a statement from the developer of the plugin:

Yes, it is right, that the plugin opens the conversion popup with the status and it is also right, that this is a external service. The service is provides by PDF24. They convert thousands of documents each day.

The thing is that the external service does the real hard things to convert your WordPress articles to PDF. There is a rendering engine behind which can convert the HTML in your articles and pages.

We can not do that with plain PHP inside
Wordpress itself. There is no good library available which can do that. If we would do that then you would have a lot of quality issues and other problems you do not would like to have.

We try to convert your articles as best as possible and we can do that only with special software which can not run in WordPress.

The plugin has two modes. The first is "Convert and send by E-Mail" and the other is "Convert and Download". If you do not like the E-mail version, then simply use a not email form. You can configure all that within the settings area of the plugin.

1 star is really no fair rating for that plugin.

If you have problems, issues or suggestions, contact us and we will see what we can do.

Too much forcing...
By ,

...into giving away e-mail adresses. I was delighted by the well developed backend. But the online service is way too obtrusive. Too bad.

Nice Free Plugin
By , for WP 3.5.1

I've been using the PDF24 wordpress plugin for 5 months now in my business site. It does what it says it will do --for free, which is hard to beat. And it doesn't try to hijack my users into another site. Simple, free, effective, and they continue to improve it, which is a real plus. Hope they add to options: Option to change image and option to center align in wp sidebar.

Very Poor
By , for WP 3.4.2

I have to agree with DC (previous reviewer). This is a poor plugin. Yes it does provide you with the ability to create PDFs of your site's content, but at the expense of:

  • A pop-up window advertising PDF24

Nowhere in the plugin description does it warn you of this.

Whilst this may be tolerable for a personal website it is most certainly not for business or commercial ones.

I will not be using it.

Can't keep plugin from redirecting my visitors to plugin site
By , for WP 3.4.2

I understand that most free plugins are used to promote the plugin creators. That's all good.

But this plugin redirects every visitor to his site if they try to download my article as a PDF. There is no way I'm using this plugin (which would be great otherwise) if it causes this much disruption to my users.

Not only that, but the download box that pops up links to this plugins social media causing my users to think they are promoting me when they are actually promoting a plugin. I operate in a niche where most users don't even know what WordPress is, much less a plugin.

Maybe there is some way to change all of these settings but it wasn't easily accessible so I'm simply going to use another similar plugin or just not have this feature. I would rather have no downloadable blog post than a download that funnels all traffic away from my site to an irrelevant site.

Your audience for this site is webmasters, not the visitors of the webmasters sites. Funneling all a webmasters visitors to your site will make webmasters less likely to recommend your plugin to other webmasters.

I give it a 1-star simply because I will not use the plugin this disruptive to my audience experience of my site. It COULD be a really great plugin and I hope I can use it when it becomes a better plugin.

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