WooCommerce Store Catalog PDF Download

WooCommerce Store Catalog PDF Download allows shop owners to attach their own ready-made PDF catalog of products for customers to download.

Customers can also download page-specific PDFs or a single product in detail. This feature is useful for customers that need to do offline viewing or printing or save info for future reference.

Installation ↑ Back to top

  1. Download the .zip file from your WooCommerce account.
  2. Go to: WordPress Admin > Plugins > Add New and Upload Plugin with the file you downloaded with Choose File.
  3. Install Now and Activate the extension.

More information at: Install and Activate Plugins/Extensions.

Setup and Configuration ↑ Back to top

Go to: WooCommerce > Settings > Products > Store Catalog PDF.

Custom PDF ↑ Back to top

Upload a pre-made PDF catalog of your site/products and then allow customers to download it. It can be inserted anywhere you like with a shortcode. [wc-store-catalog-pdf]. Please review the shortcode section below for more information.

Company Logo ↑ Back to top

Upload a custom logo that will be displayed at the top of the PDF document. This logo will also serve as a link back to your site when clicked. Be sure the setting Show Header is enabled to display the logo.

PDF Header ↑ Back to top

Enable to show verbiage/text describing your company or other information in the header of the PDF.

PDF Footer ↑ Back to top

Enable to show verbiage/text, such as copyright or footnotes in the footer of the PDF.

PDF Layout Format ↑ Back to top

Choose which PDF layout customers will get when downloading the PDF. Grid format shows less information but displays more on a page; List format shows more information but less on a page. Below are samples of the generated PDF.

single-page-pdf
Image of Single Product Page PDF
grid-view-pdf
Image of Grid View Format PDF
list-view-pdf
Image of List View Format PDF

Download Link Label ↑ Back to top

Set what the download button text will be.

Save changes.

Usage ↑ Back to top

The Catalog PDF download button displays on product archive pages and on product single detail pages.

A screenshot of the PDF Catalog download button on the products archive pages.
A screenshot of the PDF Catalog download button on the single product detail pages.
A screenshot of the custom PDF Catalog download button on a designated page with shortcode.
The dynamically generated PDF download button only generates a list of products that are in the page currently being viewed. It will not download the entire catalog of products, as this would create a site and server performance issue.

Shortcode ↑ Back to top

Using the shortcode [wc-store-catalog-pdf] to display a custom PDF download button anywhere shortcodes are allowed. Be sure you have uploaded a custom PDF in settings to use this shortcode. Optionally, you can set the download text to whatever you like with the shortcode parameter of link_label="Custom PDF Download"

Customization ↑ Back to top

Note: This is a Developer level section. If you are unfamiliar with code, hooks and templates and resolving potential conflicts, select a WooExpert or Developer for assistance. We are unable to provide support for customizations under our  Support Policy.

Template Override ↑ Back to top

There are default templates you can use that generate the PDF.

If you would like to modify it to your needs, you can do that by copying the template file you want to modify from

wp-content/plugins/woocommerce-store-catalog-pdf-download/templates/
and pasting it in this location
wp-content/themes/YOUR-THEME/woocommerce-store-catalog-pdf-download/

This way any changes you make are not overwritten when the plugin is updated. However you should take that one step further and create a child theme and put the template file in it so your changes are not lost when updating software. Learn how to create child themes at: Create Child Theme.

Hooks ↑ Back to top

This plugin comes with hooks you can use to manipulate for your requirements. While this section is mostly for developers, you can learn how to use hooks here Hooks API.

Below is a list of hooks and a short description of what they do.

  • do_action( ‘wc_store_catalog_pdf_download_before_product’, $product ) – fires right before the output of the product information in all layouts.
  • do_action( ‘wc_store_catalog_pdf_download_after_product’, $product ) – fires right after the output of the product information in all layouts.
  • do_action( ‘wc_store_catalog_pdf_download_product_attr’, $product ) – fires after the product’s meta has been outputted.
  • apply_filters( ‘wc_store_catalog_pdf_download_orientation’, string ) – sets orientation of the generated PDF ( portrait / landscape ).
  • apply_filters( ‘wc_store_catalog_pdf_download_size’, string ) – sets the size of the PDF ( letter / A4 / legal ).
  • apply_filters( ‘wc_store_catalog_pdf_download_filename’, string ) – sets the filename that is generated.
  • apply_filters( ‘wc_store_catalog_pdf_download_view_only’, string ) – for custom PDF download button, this sets whether the PDF will open up for view only or download it straight away.
  • apply_filters( ‘wc_store_catalog_pdf_download_grid_image_size’, array ) – sets the image size for grid layout.
  • apply_filters( ‘wc_store_catalog_pdf_download_grid_columns’, int ) – sets the number of columns you want displayed in grid layout.
  • apply_filters( ‘wc_store_catalog_pdf_download_show_product_image’, html ) – outputs the product image.
  • apply_filters( ‘wc_store_catalog_pdf_download_show_product_title’, html ) – outputs the product title.
  • apply_filters( ‘wc_store_catalog_pdf_download_show_product_price’, html ) – outputs the product price.
  • apply_filters( ‘wc_store_catalog_pdf_download_list_image_size’, array ) – sets the image size for list layout.
  • apply_filters( ‘wc_store_catalog_pdf_download_description’, html ) – outputs the product description.
  • apply_filters( ‘wc_store_catalog_pdf_download_product_meta’, html ) – outputs the product meta.
  • apply_filters( ‘wc_store_catalog_pdf_download_single_image_size’, array ) – sets the image size for single layout.

Languages ↑ Back to top

Fully translatable, the POT is located within the plugin’s folder/languages. Place your translated MO file in

wp-content/languages/woocommerce-store-catalog-pdf-download/
folder.

Troubleshooting ↑ Back to top

Get the system status by going to WooCommerce >System Status. Check the status of your server  for a green “yes.”

Frequently Asked Questions ↑ Back to top

Does WooCommerce Store Catalog PDF Download work with variable products? ↑ Back to top

Yes, variable products will show all available attributes.

Variation PDF Images

Does this extension work with Composite Products? ↑ Back to top

This does not work with Composite Products (separate purchase) at this time.

Does this generate a PDF of the entire store from the Admin dashboard to make a ready-made catalog? ↑ Back to top

Not at this time. You can vote for this feature at the Ideas Forum.

Questions and Feedback ↑ Back to top

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