1.Overview

WordPress PDF Generator plugin converts all the posts, pages, blogs, and products on your website into PDF files. It enables easy brand name dispersal through various channels in offline mode as well.

Users can download these PDF files or view them in a new tab. The admin can authorize users to receive the PDF files on their email addresses. 

It improves user convenience as it helps them save valuable content and access it at their chosen time. It frees users from having to visit the website again and again for a piece of information. 

Features:

  1. You can choose to display the functionality to either registered users or guest users or both.
  2. The plugin allows you to control the nomenclature of the PDF file and lets you choose if you want to display categories or tags. 
  3. You can place the icon for specific post types using advanced settings. The plugin also allows you to place the icon appropriately on your WordPress site.
  4. You can customize the header, footer, and body settings to suit your company’s needs.
  5. Exclusive features like RTL support, watermark image settings are also available in the pro plugin.
  6. You can also upload your ready-to-use PDF posters or files to be directly accessed by registered or guest users

2.Installation

2.1. Automatic Installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option to install WordPress PDF generator, as WordPress handles the file transfers itself and you don’t need to leave your web browser.

In order to install the purchased plugin automatically, use these steps:

  1. After completing your plugin purchase go to My Account. [Use this link https://makewebbetter.com/my-account/downloads/ to review your account].
  2. From My Account go to the Download section. [Here you can easily find all your purchased plugins].
  3. Click on the Download button present across your purchased plugin to download your extension.
  4. Now log in to your WordPress Dashboard.
  5. From the sidebar click on Plugins.
  6. Click on Add New and then upload your purchased plugin.
  7. Click the Browse button. Choose your downloaded plugin’s .zip file, and click on Install.
  8. Now click on the Activate link.
  9. You’re all set to use your plugin and take benefit from it!

Note: To create your account before completing your purchase visit the Login Page

2.2. Manual Installation

The manual installation of this PDF plugin for WordPress is another option to connect the plugin to your WordPress environment. This method involves downloading our WordPress PDF Generator extension and uploading it to your webserver via your favourite FTP application.

The steps are as follows:

  • Upload WordPress PDF Generator folder to the/wp-content/plugins directory.
  • Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

3.General Settings

To use the plugin, you need to activate the plugin functionalities by turning on the toggle switch in General Settings.

  • In the admin panel, click on MakeWebBetter→ PDF Generator for WP→ General Settings.
  • Activate the plugin by turning on the toggle switch.
  • Tick the checkbox Include Categories to display categories in the PDF file for a post on your WordPress site.
  • Tick the checkbox Include Tag to display tags in the PDF file for a post on your WordPress site.
  • Tick the checkboxes to Display Post Date and Display Author Name respectively if necessary. 
pdf general setting
  • You can choose to allow the users to download the generated PDF files either locally or open a new window.
  • You can predefine the name of the generated PDF file by choosing one of the options- Post Name, Document_Product Id, or Custom from the Default File Name option. If you want to set a custom name, choose Custom from the dropdown menu and enter the custom file name of your choice in the space provided.
  • Click on Save Setting to save your choices.
save setting

4.PDF Setting

PDF Settings will allow you to predefine settings for Header, Body, and Footer content. You can also apply exclusive features such as RTL support, and set watermark text and colour. Follow the listed steps to save your details:  

4.1.Icon Display

  • Go to MakeWebBetter→ PDF Generator For WP→PDF Settings→ Icon Display
  • To allow the registered/logged-in users to download PDF, turn on the toggle switch for Logged in Users. To allow the guest users to download PDF files, turn on the toggle switch for Guest.
  • To Enable Bulk Download, turn on the respective toggle switch.
pdf icon setting
  • Choose from the dropdown menu to allow access to generated PDF files for Direct download or Email User for the registered users. Choose from the dropdown menu to allow access to generated PDF files for Direct download or Email Guest for guest users. 
  • Place the PDF generator icon appropriately by choosing the right option from the Show Pdf Icon dropdown menu. The available options to place the icon on the frontend are- Before Content, After Content, Before Add to Cart Form, Before Product Meta Start, After Add to Cart Form, After Single Product Summary, Before Single Product Summary, After Single Product, Before Single Product, After Share Button.
  • Set the alignment of the PDF generator icon once you have placed it right. You can choose Left, Center, and Right alignment from the PDF Icon Alignment dropdown menu.
PDF generator icon
  • Upload the icon of your choice by clicking on the Upload Icon button from the Choose Single Download Pdf Icon setting.
  • Upload the icon of your choice by clicking on the Upload Icon button from the Choose Bulk Download Pdf Icon setting.
  • Predefine the icon size by mentioning the width and height of the same in pixels in Icon Size setting.
  • Click on Save Settings to save your choices.
  • Add [WORDPRESS_PDF] shortcode anywhere on your page or posts to display pdf generating icon.
pdf display

4.2.Header Settings

  • Go to MakeWebBetter→ PDF Generator for WP→PDF Settings→Header to predefine the header settings for generating PDF files.
  • Tick the checkbox to Include the Header in the generated PDF.
  • Click on the Upload Image button in the Choose logo setting to upload your company logo.
  • Enter the Company Name in the given field.
pdf header
  • Enter your tagline, address or relevant information in the Tagline or address field.
  • Select the text colour in8 the header from the Choose color setting.
  • Enter the Header Width in pixels for text padding.
  • Choose the font style from the given dropdown menu for the header text. 
  • Choose font size in the respective setting for the header text. 
PDF font
  • You can set the Header Top Placement. The greater the value in the Header Top more will be the header length down from the top.
  • Click on Save Settings
PDF header placement

4.3.Body Settings

  • Go to MakeWebBetter→ PDF Generator for WP→PDF Settings→Body Settings to predefine the body settings for generating PDF files.
  • For the title of the PDF body, you can select the Title Font Style from the given dropdown options. Enter the size of the title in the Title Font Size setting and choose the text colour for the title from the given color palette in the Choose Title color setting.
body setting
  • Select the Page Size from the given dropdown menu. You get to choose from two options- Landscape or Portrait for the Page Orientation.
  • For the content in the PDF body, you can choose the Font Style, Font Size, and Body Text Color similar to the title settings in the PDF body.
PDF body font
  • Border Settings: Select the border size in pixels and the border colour. Enter the values for PDF Border Position to set the border position. Enter the values for Page Margin to provide padding and the right placement of PDF content.
pdf border
  • Enable advanced features like RTL support for Arabic and Hebrew languages by ticking the respective checkbox. 
  • Enable watermark by ticking the checkbox for Add Watermark Text. Enter the Watermark Text in the given box and choose the colour of the watermark from the color palette.
PDF Watermark
  • Click on the checkbox to Add Watermark Image if you wish to use.
  • Enter the Watermark Angle in the corresponding space provided. The negative sign is to depict the rotation of the watermark image to the specific angle (say, 45 degrees) in the anti-clockwise direction
  • Set the Watermark Position from left and top in pixels.
  • Set the Watermark Opacity to make the image look visible enough but not too intrusive. The opacity can be written in decimal form varying between 0 and 1. A best practice is to set it less than 0.3.
  • Upload Image for the watermark in the Choose Watermark Image setting.
PDF watermark image
  • Choose the templates for generating PDF files for page and posts from the dropdown menu for the Page template and Post template respectively. 
  • You can add your own Custom CSS in the corresponding space provided. 
  • Click on the Save Settings button to save your entries.
pdf page template

5.Advanced Settings

  • Go to MakeWebBetter→ PDF Generator for WP→Advanced Settings.
  • Enter in the provided space to show the ‘generate PDF’ icon for selected post types such as post, page, and /or product.
  • Click on Choose file to add the custom .ttf font file in the Upload Custom Font File setting. This font will appear in all the dropdown lists of fonts.
  • Click on the Reset Setting button to set all the settings to default.
  • Click on the Save Settings button to save your choices.
PDF advanced setting

6.Meta Fields Settings

  • Go to MakeWebBetter→ PDF Generator for WP→Meta Fields Settings.
  • Allow displaying meta fields separately for posts, pages, and products by clicking on the respective checkboxes- Show Meta Fields for post, Show Meta Fields for page, Show Meta Fields for the product
  • Tick or Rename Meta Fields Key that you want to display in the generated PDF files for page and product in the corresponding spaces provided.
  • Click on the Save Settings button to save your choices.
meta-field setting

7.Taxonomy Settings

  • Go to MakeWebBetter→ PDF Generator for WP→Taxonomy Settings.
  • Allow displaying meta fields separately for posts, pages, and products by clicking on the respective checkboxes- Show Taxonomy Fields for the post, Show Taxonomy Fields for page, Show Taxonomy Fields for the product
  • Tick or Rename Taxonomy Fields Key that you want to display in the generated PDF files for posts and products in the corresponding spaces provided.
  • Click on the Save Settings button to save your choices.
PDF taxonomy

8.Layout Settings

Define the cover page settings and internal page settings separately in the layout.

8.1.Cover Page

  • Go to MakeWebBetter→ PDF Generator for WP→Layout Settings→ Cover Page.
  • Choose from the 4 templates provided here for the cover page of your single or bulk PDF files. You can Preview the template and then Activate the cover page.
  • Tick the checkbox if you want to Add a Cover Page to a Single PDF.
  • Tick the checkbox if you want to Add a Cover Page to a Bulk PDF
PDF cover page
  • Add Company Name in the corresponding space provided. 
  • Upload Image to add Company Logo.
  • Upload Image to add Cover Page Image.
  • Mention details of the company in the respective fields such as Company Tagline, Company Email, Company Address, Company URL, Company Phone No to display these details on your cover page.
  • Click on the Save Settings button.
PDF cover detail

8.2.Internal Page

  • Go to MakeWebBetter→ PDF Generator for WP→Layout Settings→ Internal Page
  • Click on the Create Template button to create custom templates.
PDF internal page
  • This will add three pages, each for header, body, and footer with default layouts. You can edit them by clicking on the header, body, and footer links respectively.
  • It will redirect you to the editor, you can add snippets from the PDF Snippets block, which is provided in the block section of the Gutenberg editor, and choose accordingly.

The example is displayed below. 

customize internal page
  • Customize the layout by selecting the desired fields in the added PDF Snippets from the given dropdown menu as shown below.
internal header
  • After customizing the layout, click on the Save Setting button.

9.PDF Logs

  • Go to MakeWebBetter→ PDF Generator for WP→PDF Logs.
  • Keep a track of the download PDF files along with crucial details such as Username, Email, and Time.
  • If you wish to delete the log in bulk, select the entries and choose delete from the Bulk actions. Then, click on the Apply button.
pdf logs setting

10.PDF Upload

  • Go to MakeWebBetter→ PDF Generator for WP→PDF Upload.
  • Turn on the toggle to give Access to Users to allow registered or logged in users to download your uploaded document.
  • Turn on the toggle to give Access to Guests to allow guest users to download your uploaded document.
  • Click on the Upload Doc button to upload your own PDF file or poster in the Choose Poster settings. 
  • Click on the Save Settings button.
  • A shortcode will be generated for your uploaded document. You can place it anywhere on your page or post to allow access to your document to the users.
PDF upload setting

11.FAQs

Yes, our plugin is compatible with Divi themes and is also compatible with CPT UI, ACF, WPbakery.

Yes, you can edit the front page for this go to the plugin setting>Pdf first page setting>custom template here you can edit your template accordingly.

It supports post meta data for this you have to go to plugin setting>Post Meta date details here you select all your post meta type which you want to display in your PDF.

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