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  • #19754

    Joerg_Knoerchen
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    Hi,

    I don’t know if I would have to use a dedicated plugin for that or if I can achieve this already. But on certain dedicated pages or posts I like to have a link or button for a “print view” where I can hide widget areas like the sidebar and add a print friendly alternate header and footer. As I can not image that this will be achievable with a third party plugin I thought this might be something that one could do with the theme settings like a page with custom per post/per site settings just for the print purpose or a setting like we had in the past where you were able to do a specific layout setup for mobile devices. At the end I would love to have an option that would create nice PDF files from those dedicated pages/posts. That PDF would be then be banner and advertisement free, having these printer friendly header and footer and have nice page breaks. Usually when printing a webpage you have a page break often in the middle of a sentence. But as the first step would be just creating/displaying the printer friendly style that would be enough as you can create such a PDF when printing the page. 

    Any ideas for that approach or maybe already a finished solution?

    Cheers and thanks!
    Joerg

    #31678

    scrambler
    Moderator

    you can definitely create your own print rules with CSS.

    As to packaging it as a feature with checkboxes option, that would need to be a request frequent enough for Weaver to implement it ?

    Let me know if you need help figuring the CSS rules to customize print on your site

    #31679

    Weaver
    Keymaster

    I would checkout one of the WP membership plugins for all questions related to alternate page display for logged in vs. not. They are really designed for that purpose.

    #31680

    Joerg_Knoerchen
    Moderator

    @weaver sure, anyway I thought it might be something that could be a nice future feature 🙂
    Thank you @scrambler I think it is not worth the effort, I will find a plugin to accommodate that for now…

    #31681

    Weaver
    Keymaster

    I kind of think that a membership plugin is the appropriate answer. That would amount to a lot of code for an issue that has been solved quite well by several membership plugins.

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