This plugin was made so forms can be quickly and simply created in WordPress, from which you can generate a PDF document after filling it out. For PDF generation, the plugin uses the mPDF package.
WARNING! This is not a WYSIWYG plugin! For adjusting the forms, at least HTML knowledge and HTML editing is required! The changed setting files are to be placed in the server.
GDPR – Data Protection
The data, given through the form, is not saved by the plugin in any way. The generated PDF document – not even temporarily – does not save it on the server. It’s the administrator’s responsibility to insure the right to use the data from the form, even through the form itself.
Usage in 4 simple steps
- Defining the form
- Defining the content of the notifier email
- Defining the PDF document
- Attach to the content
Defining the form
Defining the content of the notifier email
The plugin sends a notification to every administrator of the site of the filled out form, if the plugin is set that way. (This is the default.) This email’s content can be individually set and can include the data shown on the form. This definition file must be created under the name ‹form_name›.email.html.
Defining the PDF document
The plugin uses an HTML sample to convert the given data in the form into a PDF and displays it to the user filling the form out in a browser window. (Optional, this is the default.) The PDF document’s content can be varying from here. This PDF definition file, with the HTML format must be created under the name ‹form_name›.pdf.html.
Attach to the content
Attach the reference of the form into the content to the correct location with the help of the code below:
You can choose three types of built-in code for the display during the generation of the form: HTML5, Bootstrap 3, Bootstrap 4. Besides this, you can create your own display style to the form-to-pdf/templates folder in the site theme’s folder, where the plugin searches in different folders. (You can create multiple samples.)
You can choose between the samples in the global options, or during the attachment to the form content. In the latter case, attach the form this way: [form-to-pdf form=”‹form_name›” template=”‹template_folder_name›”]
The robot is the filter part of the plugin and automatically gets to the end of the form.
You can find a working sample in the Plugin test page.