Pdfcrowd Blog

Product updates, tips & tricks


  • Added the "Extract Meta Tags" option, which extracts meta information from the input HTML document and adds it to the output PDF.
  • Added the "Hide parameters" button in the plugin admin settings.


  • The default value of "Conversion Mode" has changed to "URL".


  • 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.


  • 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".

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:

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.