Thursday, November 16, 2017

PrintFriendly & PDF Plugin Is Changing

These changes only affect Publishers using the PrintFriendly & PDF button on their websites.
  • WordPress Plugin
  • Blogger Widget 
  • Drupal Module
  • Joomla
  • HTML button code

The PrintFriendly plugin from its inception has been advertisement supported. This allowed us to deliver value to publishers, like you, at a fantastic price - Free! Unfortunately, we’ve been forced to discontinue advertising in the plugin, so we are having to make some changes.

Starting Nov 22nd, the plugin will work a little different. Instead of generating the print preview using javascript in the browser, the preview will be generated from our domain,

This change will not affect the vast majority of websites. However, some websites will need to upgrade to PrintFriendly & PDF Pro.

Which websites need PrintFriendly & Pro?
  • Password protected pages (ex: members only pages).
  • Intranets, or sites not accessible from the internet.
  • Sites using javascript to display content (ex. Angular/React applications)

What should I do to restore PrintFriendly & PDF functionality if my site is affected?

How can I check if my site is affected?

You can check by copy/pasting the URL of a post page (not a category or home page) on

What should I do if my site is not affected?

Nothing! You’re all set, no further action required.

Thanks for your support! We look forward to serving you in the future.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

New Buttons!

We're excited to launch the new PrintFriendly, PDF and Email button designs! We hope you like the new look!

Email Option

Many people requested that we include an email icon (because PrintFriendly does more than print, and PDF, it also has an email option.

Small Green
Medium Gray
Large Icon Only

Print & PDF Option

This was the most popular option.

Text Gray
Medium Gray

PrintFriendly Button

The classic PrintFriendly Button!


Print Button

For those that want a small/minimal button


Update Your Button

Current users should update their PrintFriendly & PDF button code to get the new buttons and ensure you're getting the best graphic and latest features.

Update at:

WordPress, Drupal, Joomla users, look for a new plugin update soon!

Would love to tell you the backstory of this button, and why it took so long, but we're too busy! Back to work for now.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

PrintFriendly Solves the Big Image Problem

With todays digital cameras, pictures are getting larger, often too large. This can take up unwanted space in the printed or PDF version of the webpage.

Now with PrintFriendly & PDF you can choose the image size. In the PrintFriendly & PDF toolbar you'll notice a new option called "Images". In the menu you'll have the following options:


  • Full Size
  • Large
  • Medium
  • Small
  • Remove Images

New Feature: Images Menu lets you choose Full Size, Large, Small, or Remove Images

Here's an example of wonderful Sloppy Joe Baked Potatoes recipe. You'll see the  images are great, but they're too large.

Problem is, when you print or save as PDF, each image can take a full page! In total, this recipe takes 7 pages.

Turn seven pages into two! With PrintFriendly's new image feature you can save five pages! Not only does this save paper and ink, but it can also be nicer for reading.

The new image feature is available in the PrintFriendly & PDF Browser extensions.

Do you have a recipe, knitting or blog/website this is the perfect feature for your print button. You can get the PrintFriendly & PDF WordPress Plugin, Blogger Widget, Drupal Module, and HTML button.

You can also use directly at

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

PrintFriendly & PDF Pro

We just launched PrintFrienldy & PDF Pro! Publishers (websites) can buy our pro service for their website.

  • Ad-Free: Pretty simple, there's no ads. 
  • White-Label option: Removes "Powered by PrintFriendly & PDF" and all other branding.
  • Client-side for password protected websites
  • HTTPS for secure websites
  • Unlimited printing and pdf generation.
  • Customization options like header, footer, copyright, etc..
Who needs PrintFriendly & PDF pro? Well every website of course! Help your readers save paper and ink when they print, plus get a better reading experience.

How much does it cost?

We created the pro option originally for non-profits 6 years ago (we used to charge through paypal), and the price is still the same today.

$3.33 per month is all it takes to get PrintFriendly & PDF Pro if you sign up for a year; that's less than a cup of fancy coffee!

Why charge monthly/yearly and not just one time? We get this question a lot, and here's why: 

Servers. PDF generation is intensive and we use the best CDN networks and backends to ensure fast and reliable service. Also the hosted button images, css, js files add up. 

Ongoing improvements. We're passionate about creating a quality product and don't want to mess around with versions and holding off releasing something great until we can charge more.

Introducing Our New Pro Website

Buy Pro service for your website (domain). PrintFriendly & PDF pro service applies to any and all pages on your website.


Subdomains: Do you need PrintFriendly & PDF service for a website and multiple subdomains?

For Example:

White-Label: Removes "Powered by and all other PrintFriendly & PDF branding.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Help us Translate PrintFriendly in Your Language

If you've been using PrintFriendly for a while, you already know that PrintFriendly can automatically translate to your language depending on the language settings of your web browser. However, we have a limited number of languages that our plugin has been translated into. And we'd like to make PrintFriendly available in more languages.

For this, we need your help. If you want to see if PrintFriendly is available in your language, simply go to the PrintFriendly plugin page and scroll down to Supported languages heading. If you are not seeing your language in there, you can help us add it!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

How to Add PrintFriendly Browser Tool to Mozilla Firefox 35

Hey everyone! Today we're going to show you a quick tip on how to add PrintFriendly browser tool to the bookmarks bar on Mozilla Firefox latest version. As of now, the latest version available for Windows computers is 35. So we've made a nice little animated GIF file for you which you can see to learn how to add the PrintFriendly button to your bookmarks bar in moments!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Image Algnment

We launched a new feature for publishers using the PrintFriendly & PDF Button… Image alignment.

By default we align image to the right, allowing text to flow Left-to-Right around the images. Generally this is best for readability. 

However, align-right doesn't work well with certain kinds of content (like step by step instructions).

Now publishers can choose image alignment when they get the PrintFriendly & PDF button.

Check it out!