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PDF Creator Lite


PDF Creator Lite makes on-the-fly PDF documents of selected parts of your site. It has 2 main uses:

Use it on pages and posts so your readers can download PDFs:

Basic Use:
Just put the [pdf-lite] shortcode into your page or post and visitors can simply click a button to get a PDF document of that page.

More Control:
Use the shortcode parameters to choose specific pages, categories, or the entire site. Here’s a few examples:

Makes a PDF of all posts:
[pdf-lite allposts=»true»]

Makes a PDF of all pages:
[pdf-lite allpages=»true»]

Makes a PDF of selected pages/posts (use post ids or slugs):
[pdf-lite page=»3, 28, my-post-slug»]

Makes a PDF of posts in the categories ‹music› and ‹food›:
[pdf-lite cat=»music, food»]

Changes the download icon:
[pdf-lite icon=»3″]

See the full list of parameters on the settings page ( Dashboard->Tools->PDF Creator ).

Use it as an admin tool to create customised PDFs of selected or all site pages (not posts):

  • Customise the colours and fonts
  • Simple and easy to use

Go to the settings page ( Dashboard->Tools->PDF Creator ) to make your PDF.

This plugin is supported by the University of Southampton


  • Format options
  • Select which pages you want to convert


  1. Extract the zip file and copy contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation
  2. Activate the Plugin from Plugins page.


3. September 2016
Missing some future to customize some more of the output and also be able to translate the popup box. Using it for exporting formidable pro views
3. September 2016 1 reply
Way to buggy to present to your users. Don’t waste your time. Preview feature is broken: it continues to display and download previous pdfs in a backgroud color which was long since deleted, links at bottom of that Preview display are broken as well. No [Save Changes] button on the pages where you specify your preferences. Your selections never take effect.
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“PDF Creator Lite” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Added – Style options for shortcodes, the parameters are font, fontcolor, linkcolor, and bgcolor. font can be ‹times›, ‹helvetica›, or ‹courier›, and the colour options should be specified as hex values.


  • Fixed – A PDF Creation issue under certain conditions (this only affected users trying to make pdfs of quiz questions generated by Quiz-Tool-Lite).


  • Added – Frontend PDF downloads for site visitors, via the shortcode [pdf-lite]. The shortcode accepts various params to control the content in the pdf, see the settings page for a full list of options.


  • Initial Release