Print, PDF, Email by PrintFriendly


GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

PrintFriendly Pro is GDPR compliant. Privacy Policy. We are working on making the free version GDPR complaint, but as of today it is not because stringent cookie consent requirements. If you are an EU publisher, we recommend purchasing a PrintFriendly Pro Subscription for your domain.


PrintFriendly is used by millions of people everyday to help them save paper and ink when they print and generate PDFs (Good for the environment and peoples wallet!).

  • Print, PDF, and email.
  • Stylish, highly polished, intuitive UI/UX that end-users love.
  • Editable Preview — change text/image size, and delete to save even more paper and ink.
  • PDF — clickable links and custom paper sizes (A4 or Letter).
  • Reliable & Fast — Since 2009 we’ve optimized and improved.

Benefits For Publishers
* Automatically detects page content so you don’t have to create print.css.
* Professional: highly polished, stable, and supported.
* Works on HTTP, HTTPS, and password protected sites.
* Customization features (see below)
* Full featured free (ad supported) version and optional Pro Upgrade.


  • Print, PDF, Email, options can be on or off.
  • Custom headers and footers for the print and PDF.
  • Button styles to choose, or use your own text and image/button.
  • Include a copyright on print and PDF.
  • Use your own CSS for complete creative control or the print or PDF page.
  • Use the JavaScript or non-JavaScript option.

Free — Ad Supported

This highly polished, professional plugin is free to use and fully functional. We maintain, improve, and offer support to all users.
You get all this for free, and in return tasteful ads are displayed in a non-interfering way.
Ads are only shown in the print/pdf/email confirmation window. No other ads are displayed or embedded in the content, or snuck in anywhere else.
For example, click here to see image

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Localized in 30 Languages

PrintFriendly & PDF speaks your language! It detects (based on browser setting) the end-users language and automatically changes language. For example, if your browser is set to Spanish, then PrintFriendly will use Spanish.

A few of our supported languages:

  • Danish
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Estonian
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Croatian
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Lithuanian
  • Dutch/Netherlands
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Serbian
  • Swedish
  • Թայլանդ
  • Turkish
  • Chinese Simplified
  • Chinese Traditional

PrintFriendly and PDF is the #1 print optimization technology, as featured in Lifehacker, Mashable & makeuseof.

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Print, PDF, Email Privacy & Data

PDFs are generated on our server; this plugin “phones home”. Also if the end-user shares the page via email, the email is sent by our server.

Our Fundamental Principles:

  • We do not sell data. Period.
  • We do not share data, unless compelled by the law.
  • We do not ask for personal information, unless it’s needed to provide a service.
  • We don’t store personal information, unless required for the on-going operation of service.

Specifically, here’s what we do with the data and information:

Page content is not sent or stored on server, except to generate the PDF. After the PDF is generated, we temporarily store the PDF to allow the end-user time to download. After this time has expired, the PDF is permanently deleted.

If you’re using the non-JavaScript option in the plugin, then the preview is generated on our server and temporarily stored in cache for a few minutes. After that time it is permanently deleted.

Email Address & Content get permanently deleted In order to send the email, we need to store the email address and message on our server. After the email has been sent and found not to be a spammer, the email address is permanently deleted.

Server log files get created and deleted. Browsers and Servers pass non-personally-identifying information, such as the browser type, language, referrer, and the date/time. We may use this data to analyze how the service is being used. Non-personally-identifying aggregate data may get published, e.g., by a report on trends in the usage of the service.


  • Lightbox design keeps users on your page.
  • More sharing tools, Print, PDF, Email. Plus editing tools!
  • Fully customizable: Choose your print button, text link, or use your own text or graphic.
  • Print Friendly & PDF speaks your language! Localized in over 30 languages.


  1. Search for PrintFriendly in your WordPress backend and click install, or download the file and unzip it.
  2. If you downloaded the zip, upload the printfriendly folder into wp-content/plugins folder
  3. Activate the plugin in your WordPress Admin area.
  4. Select “Settings” to customize button style and placement.


Print Friendly & PDF Official Support

How to articles and support for Print, PDF, and Email button by PrintFriendly

Content Not Showing

Use PrintFriendly & PDF custom class names to include/exclude content.

How to add custom header to Print and PDF

Use the option in the Plugin settings. See how

Hide the button on a specific page

You can hide the Print, PDF, and Email button using CSS.


11 Հունվարի, 2021
This plugin had an issue where it wasn't including my featured images (probably has something to do with my theme). They fixed the issue from their end right after I requested help. It is now perfect. I've tried so many different print/pdf plugins in the past, but I can tell you this is the best one out there. You can remove images with a simple click, change the text sizes (core issue with other plugins where the letters print huge) Try it.
3 Հունվարի, 2021
PrintFriendly worked immediately and is very simple to use.
28 Նոյեմբերի, 2020
I've used this on several websites. Works as promised.
21 Հոկտեմբերի, 2020
I've been a paid user for more than 1 year and I have to say that the customer support it's been there when I needed it. I understand that my website is not the most easy to work with, but still they have made the changes to display the print version correctly when I submitted a ticket. Thank you for your your help!
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Contributors & Developers

“Print, PDF, Email by PrintFriendly” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Print, PDF, Email by PrintFriendly” has been translated into 4 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Print, PDF, Email by PrintFriendly” into your language.

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  • Update deprecated jQuery to prevent deprecation log noitice.


  • CSS Bug fix for center align of PrintFriendly Button


  • Bug fix for PrintFriendly button alignment.


  • Fix error from deprecated contextual help. Change printfriendly button CSS styles from internal (head) to inline (link). This ensures all styles are removed when button is not present.


  • Remove unnecessary closing style tag. Add outline:none to printfriendly button link to remove outline on click.


  • Improvements to CSS and how we load JS. Moved button CSS from page head to a separate stylesheet. Load JS using async attribute (now that all major browsers support async attribute, we need not insert JS dynamically)


  • New Feature: Password protected image option. Select this option if your images are password protected so they can be included in PDFs.


  • Make save options work without Pro field(email, domain) validation check.


  • Plugin copy and style changes. No functionality changes.


  • GDPR Compliant notification for PrintFriendly Pro and links to Privacy Policy.


  • Fix client side pro domain validation.


  • Integrate instant free Pro Trial, and Pro status.


  • Add Notification alerting websites using Password Protection or JavaScript to display content they need to upgrade to PrintFriendly Pro


  • Chanage link in settings page


  • Bug fix, avoid “undefined variable: return”


  • Bug fix, sometimes custom image didn’t display correctly after upgrade


  • Add title to Printfriendly button and change button image alt


  • Fix translations


  • Update custom button UI


  • Fix button upgrade for pf-icon-both.gif


  • Bug fix


  • Update buttons


  • Change “leave us a rating” message.


  • Correctly handle spaces in print-only detection


  • Better print-only detection


  • Add new button


  • Bug fix.


  • Bug fix.


  • Allow default image setting to be small medium or large.


  • Bug fix.


  • Bug fix.


  • Improve automatic error reporting.


  • Add automatic error reporting.


  • WooCommerce support improvments: remove upsells from print preview.


  • WooCommerce support improvments: fix DOMDocument.loadHTML warnings.


  • Added CSS Relative Position and Z-Index to button to avoid content covering the button.


  • Always use https


  • Use schema less URLs for loading icons


  • Use instead of for redirects


  • Remove http/https option, use current schema


  • Allow custom HTML in Custom Button Text


  • WooCommerce ‘Content Algorithm’ fix


  • Fix security issues


  • Fix code to support PHP 5.2


  • WooCommerce product page improvements. Better support for product images, price, and description.


  • Fix minor security issue


  • Fix button images style


  • Fix button style to remove underline


  • Always removed PrintFriendly button underline regardless plugin CSS for button styles option


  • Removed page content selection option — WordPress Standard/Strict


  • Fixed the issue occured due to new changes made in the page content selection options


  • Improved page content selection options


  • Fixed the admin javascript error and increased plugin text boxes size
  • Enabled Print Friendly button href to only when the plugin JavaScript option is enabled
  • Made some plugin text translation ready


  • Implemented both Classic Google Analytics and Google Universal Analytics code
  • Fixed WP Slimstat conflict


  • Removed the functionality that opens new window when JavaScript is disabled


  • Shortcode bug fix
  • Urlencoded button href to produce valid html


  • Readme.txt update


  • Fixed JS optimization Bug


  • WordPress 3.8 support


  • Provided Algorithm Options


  • Using WP content hook for all Buttons

= 3.3.2=
* Algorithm Update


  • SSL Support bug fixes.


  • Optimized JavaScript, reducing the file size by 65%!
  • Better syncing between client-side/server-side content detection algorithm. This will make improvements to content detection easier than ever.
  • Support for international language sub-regions, for example PT-BR vs. PT (Portuguese-Brazil vs. Portuguese for Portugal)
  • Support for WordPress — 3.6 .
  • Printfriendly custom commands support.


  • Fixed Bug in Google Analytics generation


  • Enabled support for Google Analytics


  • Algorithm Update


  • Removed Break tag from button code.


  • Fixed Button behavior when displayed on Homepage for NON-JS version.
  • Fixed CSS issue with Button when placed above content.
  • Fixed box-shadow issue with button.
  • Custom print and pdf options now available for Non-JS version. Custom options include header, css, image alignment, etc..
  • Fixed bug for custom tagline.


  • Added hide images and image style options.
  • Improved input validation.
  • Improved output escaping.
  • Removed printfriendly post_class.
  • Small i8n fix.
  • Few small HTML fixes.


  • Add printfriendly post_class.
  • Fixed minor JS bug.
  • Added redundancy to uninstall script.


  • Rolling back to version 3.2.1


  • Add printfriendly post_class.
  • Add printfriendly button display settings per individual category.
  • Fixed minor JS bug.
  • Added redundancy to uninstall script.


  • Improve script loading.


  • Important chrome issue fix. Ie syntax error fix.


  • Minor css detail.


  • Add printfriendly options to allow/not allow print, pdf, email from the Printfriendly and PDF dialog.


  • Revert default print button show settings. Prevent easy override of print button text-decoration and border style properties.


  • Adding PrintFriendly and PDF alignment style classes.


  • Set button appearance in more flexible way. Remove styles that interfered with wordpress themes. Add shortcode for printfriendly button. Fix redirect to link. Added custom css feature.


  • Changed https url. Don’t hide text change box when disabling css.


  • Fixed bug with disable css option.


  • Added disable css option to admin settings.


  • Fixed admin js caching.


  • Fixed admin css caching.


  • New features: Custom header, disable click-to-delete, https support (beta), PrintFriendly Pro (ad-free).


  • Reordered PrintFriendly & PDF buttons. CSS stylesheet option is now checked by default.


  • Added additional images for print button.


  • Fix bug that displays button on category pages when posts and pages is selected.


  • PrintFriendly & PDF button will now display on category pages (archive pages), if “Homepage, Archives, Posts, and Pages” was selected in the Settings for PrintFriendly & PDF (button placement).


  • Align-right and align-center support for themes that remove WordPress core css.


  • Support for bad themes that alter template tags and prevent JavaScript from loading in footer.


  • Fixed JS bug with Google Chrome not submitting and fixed input validation issues.


  • Fixed minor JS bug.


  • A complete overhaul of the plugin by renowned WordPress plugin developer Joost de Valk.
  • Code Changes:
    • Redone the admin page.
    • Plugin is now fully i18n ready.
    • Plugin now uses the settings API.
    • CSS loading is now optional.
    • JavaScript loading is now optional.
    • Plugin now uses WordPress default align classes for outlining.
  • Documentation changes:
    • Added an FAQ.
    • Added Screenshots.


  • The Print Button was showing up on printed, or PDF, pages. Junk! Print or PDF button no longer displayed on printed out page or PDF.


  • Changed print button from <span> to <div> to support floating the print and PDF button to right.


  • Added rel=”nofollow” to the print links to avoid search engines indexing the print pages.
  • Changed print button from link <a> to <span>. Some tracking plugins added target_new/blank to link, therefore breaking print friendly.


  • To avoid conflicts with Google Analytics widgets, changed link structure. No longer uses onclick to call PrintFriendly Javascript. Now the javascript is called in the href.
  • Custom image support for hosted solutions