Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Print Friendly & PDF for WordPress.com

Now you can add the one-and-only Print Friendly & PDF button to your WordPress.com website!

PrintFriendly makes your website look great when printed, and saves paper and ink. It cleans and optimizes webpages before printing, plus you can remove-images, change text-size, and save as PDF. It's free, and easy to add to WordPress.com. Learn more about Print Friendly & PDF.

These instructions are for WordPress.com, not to be confused with WordPress.org. If you're using WordPress.org for self-hosted and hosted WordPress sites, you can get the PrintFriendly Plugin for WordPress.org.

Step 1: Go to Sharing Settings

From Your Dashboard, click "Settings", then click "Sharing".




Step 2: Add a New Service

From the Sharing Settings, click "Add a new Service".


In the Popup Window, enter...

  • Service name: Print & PDF (Or your preferred name)
  • Sharing URL: http://www.printfriendly.com/print?url=%post_full_url% 
  • Icon URL: http://cdn.printfriendly.com/icon-print-friendly-16x16.png
  • Click "Create Share"



Step 3: Drag-and-Drop Print Friendly Button to "Enabled Services"

Left-Click (and hold) the new Print & PDF button. Drag to "Enabled Services", and release the mouse button. Don't forget to save!



That's it! You should see the Print & PDF button on the bottom of every post.

28 comments:

  1. Hi,
    I was wondering if there's anyway you can select the pages in which you want the button to appear. (or the opposite: if you do not want the button to appear on certain pages.) THANKS!

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  2. Anonymous: The answer is at WordPress.com
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/sharing/#disabling-sharing-on-specific-posts

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  3. Thanks, very helpful! I really like the services of the Print Friendly and this is of great value to my blog!

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  4. Thanks for this tool and this article, this is really nice tool to add in blog. Thanks

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  5. I recently implemented this into my own blog. At first I was about to put it at the bottom of every page on my site, but realizing it's optimized for articles and posts, I put it on my blog instead.

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    1. You got that right. The button works best on articles or news pages.

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  6. Great tool. Any way I can create a PDF of a single page on my website? I use Wordpress to maintain a website rather than a blog, so I don't need the capability to print posts, just a single web article. Thanks.

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    1. Hi,

      You can just use the PrintFriendly button on posts as well. Just install PrintFriendly plugin on your WordPress installation and make sure you make the button visible on both posts & pages from the settings page.

      Here's a link in case you need help: http://support.printfriendly.com/customer/portal/articles/511667-how-to-add-printfriendly-button-plugin-to-wordpress

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  7. Hi,
    is it possible to print the post's comments as well as the post?
    Thanks

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    1. Hi,

      As of now, you cannot include the comments in the print.

      Thanks.

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  8. Great tool. But I need it to reduce the font size to 50% instead of the 70% that is listed. How/Where would I find to do that in the JS to change? Thanks ahead of time.
    Cheers,
    Leo

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    1. Hi, This article will come in handy for you.

      http://support.printfriendly.com/customer/portal/articles/895256-custom-css-styles

      Thanks. Please contact support if you have questions.

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  9. Great tool!, but I cannot print the post title (or I can´t find how)
    thanks
    Francisco

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    1. Hi Francisco, I have just added your website's link to the list for reviewing. Our developers will soon look into it for issues.

      Thanks.

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  10. Hi,

    thank you for the review. In order to help you to isolate the problem, I found that some posts print the post title correctly (https://recetasxacompartir.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/sopa-de-tomate-y-albahaca-fresca/) while others don´t (https://recetasxacompartir.wordpress.com/2013/03/27/arroz-con-coco/)

    thanks

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    1. Hi,

      I apologize deeply for the problem. I have alerted our developers of these URLs and they will be working on it as soon as possible.

      Thanks for helping us make PrintFriendly a better product. :)

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  11. Hi All,

    Am using your printer friendly plugin for wordpress on my website. It is working fine i chrome and firefox. But on IE it is showing a error.

    An error has occurred. We've been alerted to the error and will do our best to get it fixed.

    So can you please let me know the fix for this.

    Thanks

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    1. Hi,

      Is this error occurring all the time with all the posts? Please give me the URL so that I can check.

      Thanks.

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  12. Hi all, I have a wordpress blog but this button seems to only print text and not the images? If someone could help it would be much appreciated. :)
    Michelle

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    1. Hi,

      Can you give us your site URL? Perhaps email it to support@printfriendly.com for a better support. We'll see what's causing the problem.

      Thanks.

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  13. Hello, we´ve installed print friendly on wordpress. Its great. But there is one problem: If we test pdf function a really ugly google ad sense is shown (someting with thai women). We do not want disturb our visitors with this kind of advertising:-(

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    1. Hi,

      Our free version briefly shows advertisements while sending the page to printer. Publishers can subscribe to our pro version which will remove the ads. More information is available here: http://www.printfriendly.com/pro

      Thanks.

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  14. Great article and a great plugin. :D
    Thank you!

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  15. I am trying to get Printfriendly to work on my blog peterurbani@wordpress.com but all it does is print the title and does not pick up the embedded ExcelOnline file I actually wish to print. Any thoughts ?

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    1. PrintFriendly at this point does not support embedded content, that is why your embedded ExcelOnline file is not being picked up by PrintFriendly.

      Thanks.

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