In the past we showed you how to add a printer friendly option for your posts. Recently, one of our users asked if there was a way to add PDF downloads for your posts. In this article, we will show you how to add a PDF download for your post in WordPress.
First you need to do is install and activate the Post PDF Export plugin. Upon activation, the plugin adds a Post PDF Export menu item in admin sidebar.
Clicking on Post PDF Export will take you to plugin’s settings page. Check the box next to Enable single post download option and save changes. Now visit your blog and you will see a PDF icon below your posts.
You can also export your website’s content in PDF format. Go to Download PDF under Post PDF Export. Select the categories or authors you want to export and press the Download button. You can also export PDF for content published between two dates.
To style the PDF files exported by the plugin, you can add your own CSS on plugin settings page. You can also create your own templates by clicking on Add Template button. The templates allow you to add header and footer images, link to your websites, and other design elements. You have to add shortcodes where you want the post elements. Its not as hard as it sounds.
We know that blogs with creative writing, or academic websites often need an option to add PDF downloads. If you were running an academic journal website or any type of magazine, then you can find this very useful. We hope that this article helped you make your website a little more user-friendly by adding PDF downloads option for your posts if the users ask for it. Let us know if you have any questions or comments regarding this plugin.