5 Best Printer Friendly WordPress Plugins

By Posted 2010 Updated   BloggingGuest PostsWordPress

Do you know which are the best printer friendly WordPress plugins? When you are in the process of creating a WordPress blog, trying to get your head around all of the jargon and available plugins can seem quite daunting. To put it simply, a plugin is designed to help you achieve more with your blog and can make many tasks a whole lot simpler.

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When you have visitors to your blog it is often the case that they would like to print out information to use either immediately or in the future. This could involve details about your company, contact numbers or email addresses, or general information that they have found useful and would like to keep as a reference.

If you have tried to print information from a blog before, then you will know how many pages end up coming out of the printer, many of which are useless, and sometimes even the full width of the page doesn’t print out. However, there are some extremely useful plugins that you can get that will help to make your blog printer friendly.

Best Printer Friendly WordPress Plugins

Most plugins can be used immediately to help improve the success and look of your site. Here are some of the best plugins available and we have outlined some of the features to give you a better understanding and to help you decide if they would be useful on your blog.

1. PrintWhatYouLike
This plugin is a great way to ensure that your blog prints out in a print-friendly manner for your customers or potential clients. It works by automatically formatting your blog for printing, but it also has some additional benefits as well. It will allow you to save a blog page as a PDF file, individually customise a page, and create your own layout for printing.

2. VoucherPress
If you would like to be able to offer discount vouchers or special deals to your customers and visitors, this plugin will allow you to customise your own individual vouchers that can then be downloaded and printed. One of the advantages of this plugin for those wishing to create a potential client base for email marketing purposes is that you can set the parameters to require email addresses and individual logins. This could very well set your WordPress blog up to be far more successful in the long run.

Another advantage of using the voucher or token system is that once downloaded, a specific voucher cannot be downloaded again. You could also place limits on the number of offers available, once the limit has been reached the offer will cease. This allows you greater control over specials and promotions, if you so choose.

3. PrintFriendly
This plugin is exactly as its name suggests, a button that can be added to your WordPress blog to enable potential customers and clients to easily print your pages in a friendly manner. Visitors familiar with the web will appreciate this add on, as they know they will be able to print exactly what they want, without multiple sheets of paper being used and wasting ink. This plugin will also allow you the ability to remove any imposing pictures when printing leaving you with a printout of information only.

4. Blog2Print
If you are extremely pleased with your blog and think it would have some value as a book, it is now possible to turn all of your blog posts that you have made into a book. It is up to you whether you would like to actually hold this book in your hands physically, or download and save it as a PDF document. If you would like it in a hardcopy, then it will cost you money, however the PDF version is free. If you wish to print the PDF, it is important to note that it is currently formatted to an A5 paper size only, and this could be a disadvantage for some.

5. Cleanprint
The use of this plugin will provide your readers with many advantages and will promote your blog as one that is thoughtful and professional. Having pages that have been optimised for printing, and showing readers that this is the case, could set your blog apart in terms of convenience and repeat visitors. This plug in will also enable you to customise the logo that will appear at the top of each printed page and will omit useless on-screen details that the reader doesn’t need on their printed page. Imagine your blog post coming out of the printer looking like a page straight out of a magazine, advertising your product or service. If this appeals to you, then this plugin is a must for your blog.

This guest post was written by Tom Walker, a blogger who writes for a UK based specialist in ink, toners, paper and other supplies for the creative industry called cartridgesave.co.uk. You can subscribe to their blog to keep up with his posts on art, design and technology. You can also share WordPress tips and write a guest article here.

This is a guest article and represents opinions of the guest author

9 comments on “5 Best Printer Friendly WordPress Plugins

  1. Harsh Agrawal says:

    Thanks for this useful resource. I have been planning to add print and pdf options from long.. Atleast I can add print option now…

  2. Lucian Apostol says:

    Who print the content of blogs ? Paper waste..

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  5. Drali says:

    Thank you for your list. Got into your website while searching for printing plugin for my website.

  6. Travel Printer Review says:

    I’ve tried CleanPrint before and it was great! Got rid of the unnecessary on-screen details when I printed my blog.

  7. Atul Kumar Pandey says:

    Thanks for sharing the great plugins for printing options. I like the Clean Print most. Its good new that they have removed the advertisements from there plugins.

  8. Himanshu Negi says:

    Thanks for the Plugin “PrintWhatYouLike”, I was using “Print Friendly and PDF” which shows adsense in a frame to visitors when they try to print page but unfortunately it’s not user-friendly.

    Thanks for the list Tom and Quickonlinetips :)

  9. dominoqq says:

    thanks you for the plugin in…,its a good new that they have remove the adver from plugin.

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