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

Purchase an Ad-Free Subscription

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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
  • Thailand
  • 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.


10 July 2021
Giving it 2 stars because although the plugin works well, it creates some serious privacy issues. Goes to for rendering of pages to print and for JS scripts, which basically means every single use has the potential to be tracked.
29 June 2021
If I click the print-icon it still shows me the content of the first version of the site. If you update your content, this plugin doesn't refresh. Totally useless.
4 June 2021
Been using this plugin for 5 years, it works great right out the box
31 March 2021
Very usefull for pdf articles with pictures and active links. I hope this great plugin will continue to be compatible with all futures WordPress versions.
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Contributors and 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.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Change Log


  • Add support for custom CSS selectors
  • Improve the settings UI


  • Fix: jQuery.fn.load() is deprecated
  • Fix: Specific categories do not accept more than one entry
  • Tested against WP 5.8


  • Bugfixes
  • Tested against WP 5.7


  • Bugfixes


  • An easier and intuitive settings screen
  • Use custom CSS directly without the hassle of uploading files
  • Pickup email and domain automatically
  • Added option to show button only for select categories
  • Update translations
  • Fix: Two buttons are shown when excerpt is used
  • Fix: The custom CSS was included in the page erroneously


  • 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.

Earlier versions

For the changelog of earlier versions, please refer to the separate changelog.txt file.