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, printfriendly.com.


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 https://www.printfriendly.com/url-check.


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.

Button
Text Gray
Medium Gray

PrintFriendly Button

The classic PrintFriendly Button!

Classic
Text
Medium
Large

Print Button

For those that want a small/minimal button

Green
Text
Gray

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: https://www.printfriendly.com/button

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:

Images

  • 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 PrintFriendly.com.