So as part of my assignment for the Social Technologies module at University, we are required to hand in a hard copy of all the blog posts that we have made thus far. Whilst pondering my options for doing this, namely the first idea being a copy and paste session of each article, I began to think outside of the box.
As a programmer and tech geek, im always looking for a software alternative to problems. If there is something that requires a user to manually do a bunch of tasks, then there must be a way to automate the process and save everyone a great deal of time. So i did a little digging around on the internet and uncovered something that IS going to save me a bunch of time, and looks rather good as well! Introducing – “Print Friendly and PDF” (currently version 3.0.8). It’s like ronseal, ‘it does exactly what it says on the tin’! (for my international readers thinking “what the heck is ronseal?”: http://www.ronseal.co.uk/). The offical description for the plugin: “PrintFriendly & PDF optimizes your pages for print. Help your readers save paper and ink, plus enjoy your content in printed form”.
I’ve done some testing with this plugin already, and it seems to do exactly what I want it to do. I can now just go through my blog posts and print them out with just a click of a button or two (perhaps three).
As i don’t host my blog on wordpress.com I am unsure as to whether those users are able to install this and use it too, however for those that host their blogs externally… Have at it!