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Pdfcrowd updates - May 25, 2021


  • New numeral formats available in header and footer:
    • Eastern Arabic, Bengali, Devanagari, Thai, Chinese, Chinese formal, Vietnamese, Japanese and Korean.
  • pdfcrowd-body class is set on the <body> element which allows conversion specific CSS styling.


  • Fixed strings in auto-generated Python code in the API playground.

Pdfcrowd WordPress Plugins updated to 2.2.0


  • Added Configuration wizard.
  • Added "Email Cc" and "Email Bcc" options.
  • Added "Hide Button in HTML" option.
  • Added "Button Id" option.


  • "button_disposition" shortcode parameter for email action.

Pdfcrowd WordPress Plugins updated to 2.1.0


  • Added the "User-Created Drawings" option in the "Content" conversion mode. It enables to capture user-created canvas drawings.
  • Added the "Output Name" option. It enables to specify the output filename directly in the plugin settings. It can still be overwritten with a shortcode or a PHP function.


  • Fixed UTF-8 output filenames in MS Edge.
  • Fixed an error in "Send PDF via e-mail".

New converter version 20.10 released

The new version brings new features, bug fixes and support for latest web standards.

We also released a new version of Pdfcrowd API client libraries (version 5.0.0) that use the new 20.10 converter. You can learn more about Pdfcrowd versioning.

New options available in version 20.10:

Pdfcrowd WordPress Plugins updated to 1.10.0

Version 1.10.0

  • New "Change on Mouse Over" option - highlights the button when the mouse pointer is hovering over it.
  • Fixed the issue with an external link pointing to the plugin settings tab.

Version 1.9.1

  • Fixed the issue with missing assets.

Version 1.9.0

  • New "Conversion in Progress Indicator" option - a customizable visual indicator is shown when the conversion is in progress.
  • Fixed the issue with the button appearence in MS Edge.

Version 1.8.1

  • Improved the converted page URL detection.

Version 1.8.0

  • Improved handling of lazy loaded images.
  • Fixed the issue with the converted page URL when certain third party WP plugins are used.

Version 1.7.0

  • Added a new value "Open PDF in a new browser tab" to the "Button Click Action" option.

Version 1.6.0

  • Added support for parameters in the page URL.
  • Added support for a missing protocol in links.
  • Added function pdfcrowd_save_as_pdf($options) for direct Pdfcrowd API access.

Version 1.5.0

  • Added HTML template rendering with custom JSON, XML, YAML and CSV data.

Version 1.4.1

  • Added a button to reset plugin settings to default values.
  • Fixed demo license usage.

API Playground Introduction

The API Playground is an online interactive tool for exploring the Pdfcrowd API. It is an ideal place where to start if you are getting started with the API or if you need to fine tune or troubleshoot your existing API integration.

The Playground enables you to perform the change-run-preview cycle entirely in the browser without the need to update, deploy and run your actual code. The Playground autogenerates the integration code that you can simply copy paste it to your application.

Learn more in our screencast:

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