Guest post by David Lazar.
Anyone familiar with blogging knows that WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platforms, not only because it is free, but because users can customize their WordPress platforms very easily to cater to their specific blogging needs. Needless to say, there are many different plugins available that anyone can add to their WordPress platforms as customized features.
Seeing as many bloggers often work with PDFs, especially when archiving and sharing their blogs on and offline, there are naturally many PDF-related plugins for WordPress that bloggers who use this platform can choose from. Here are 16 excellent PDF-related plugins that bloggers may find handy when working within the WordPress platform.
This plugin allows you to embed a PDF file into your blog post as a .swf file.
A great plugin for people who want to have all of their posts already optimized for printing, which makes it easy on readers who want to turn your blog posts in PDFs and print them out.
This plugin adds a button to your blog that will let your readers print out a post. It also has features that lets the reader optimize the posts, (taking out pictures if they want, making edits, etc) so that they can print it out just the way they want to see it on paper.
Create a printable newspaper-like edition of your blog by converting it into a tabloid-style PDF and printing it out.
This plugin enables you to convert a blog post into a PDF and then send it to a particular email address all in one easy step.
A great plugin for creating very customizable PDFs by combing posts from your blog and other others. It also gives you a button that allows your readers to download a PDF version of any of your posts.
This plugin enables you to grab your posts from your WordPress blog, take in feeds from other sites, or create new content directly within the plugin itself. You can then edit all of that and export everything you want into various ebook formats, including PDF, EPUB, and TEI.
This WordPress Plugin allows you to add and manage protected PDF files within the WordPress template.
This plugin lets you make PDF Flipbooks with the Issuu.com service. You will receive a free key from the site that will allow you to synchronize all of your PDF blogs onto the site. This allows you to insert flipbooks into your blog post without having to quit the WordPress admin panel.
This plugin uses the Google Docs Viewer to embed and PDF document into your blog post and provide a url for viewing the PDF on its own.
One of the better blogs for people who print their blogs posts often and want to really perfect the formatting of the document before printing it out. It allows you to first save the blog post as a PDF and then customize it heavily.
If you work regularly in Google Docs, you can use this plugin to embed PDFs or PowerPoint presentations directly from Google Docs to your blog.
The plugin enables you to easily convert a document link into an actual viewable document within your blog by using Google Docs. All you have to do is replace the “http” in the url with “gdoc.”
The plugin provides buttons that readers of your blog can use to save your posts as PDFs, share them or print out conveniently.
These plugins offer a nice service to your visitors. They will be able to click on widgets that will enable them to convert their Microsoft Word and Excel files to PDF files directly from your blog.