Print WordPress posts as PDF. Optional with Geshi highlighting. It also has support for password protected posts and only logged in users can print post as pdf support.

Note: You can find the development repository at Github:


This file is part of wp-mpdf.

wp-mpdf is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

wp-mpdf is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with wp-mpdf. If not, see


  1. Upload the whole plugin folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  2. Set write permission (777) to the plugin dir folder => /wp-content/plugins/wp-mpdf/cache
  3. Go to the plugins page and activate the plugin.
  4. Add to your template
    if( function_exists( 'mpdf_pdfbutton' ) ) {

    or as a small button
    if( function_exists( 'mpdf_pdfbutton' ) ) {
    mpdf_pdfbutton( false, 'my link', 'my login text' );

    The second text specifies the text which should displayed if you have checked „needs login“ and a user isn’t logged in. (if you wish to open the pdf print in a new tab you may pass „true“ for the first parameter)
  5. You can adjust some options: in your admin interface, click on plugins and then on wp-mpdf. For allowing or disabling pdf export you can use the checkbox when creating/editing a post or a page.
  6. Place your templates into /wp-content/wp-mpdf-themes

The mpdf_pdfbutton function signature:
function mpdf_pdfbutton( $opennewtab = false, $buttontext = '', $logintext = 'Login!', $print_button = true, $nofollow = false, $options = array() )

The options array supports
'pdf_lock_image' => '/my/image/path/relative/to/wordpress/route'

'pdf_image' => '/my/image/path/relative/to/wordpress/route'

to overwrite which icon should be used.


11. Mai 2023
Looks like the plugin isn’t under active development for the time being, but I just wanted to express my gratitude for the fact that it exists in its current form. I was just about to program something from scratch when I came upon this. I love the simplicity of this plugin. No unnecessary API calls. No convoluted programming. Just pure and simple HTML > PDF. Easy to build upon and extend. 10/10 would mpdf again!
1. Februar 2023
Thanks for this plugin very functional and flexible with some coding.Best solution found for WordPress.Please update for WP 6.1 even if it works well as it is. You’re plugin deserve it!
21. April 2022
This plugin is amazing. It’s lightweight and powerful at the same time. The PDFs can be customized within the templates to any needs. After a long search for a PDF generator i finally found this. Thank you so much for the great work. It’s perfect.
15. Oktober 2020
Thank you for this nice working plugin. I also really like the cache and download history functionality.
16. Januar 2020
Independent of any platform : works perfectly with wordpress 5.3.2! It is extremely useful for a wordpress scientific publication website CSS customization is a bit difficult but the results superb (with footnotes, references, custom post type…)
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  • Added mpdfbutton shortcode to print the PDF button
  • Fixed a php warning


  • Fixed deployment of 3.8.2


  • Downgraded psr/log to hopefully fix some runtime errors


  • Fixed deployment of 3.8


  • Updated mpdf version
  • Removed a file from geshi that could be abused


  • Added missing files to plugin


  • Updated mpdf to version 8
  • Added mpdf_adjust_settings filter to allow overwriting any mpdf settings


  • Fixed release tag to prevent install issues


  • Removed manual cron job and used wp-cron instead for cache population (as per wordpress guidelines)
  • Removed PHP 4 support (don’t think anyone is running that anymore)


  • Added some small security improvements for the admin page
  • Fixed a PHP notice when „allow to print all pages“ is disabled (thanks to grandeljay)


  • Added some small security fixes to the admin page


  • Added support to change page format inside template (thanks to conlaccento)


  • Made codebase PHP 7.3 compatible (thanks to nopticon)
  • Fixed issues with newer wordpress versions (thanks to nopticon)


  • Fixed some small bugs
  • Updated mpdf to version 6
  • Updated geshi to latest version
  • Made plugin compatible with PHP 7

Earlier versions

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