Sort of a long time coming, but folks have been asking politely over the years if we could build in a font uploader for WaterWoo, such that fonts could be added without knowledge of PHP. As it was, it wasn’t too complicated to hook into the existing TCPDF addTTFfont() function, but we get it: not… continue reading?
If you have tried to use the included font uploader in WaterWoo or EDDiMark, most the time you will be satisfied. It makes it very easy to add and watermark PDFs in nearly any font.
Unfortunately for some users whose languages require special characters, those characters might not be mapped in the font definition files and the dreaded ??????? or ▯▯▯▯▯▯▯ will show. That’s stressful!
A few emails came in and got me thinking about use cases for passworded PDF files. One person wanted to know how to change the pop-up/alert in her PDF reader to let users know the password was their email address. Another person just wanted to know how to change the wording on the WooCommerce Thank… continue reading?
Big changes for the free version of WaterWoo PDF! We finally took the plunge and abandoned the pay-walled FPDI parser in favor of TCPDI, an open-source derivative. What does this mean for users of the free plugin? A couple things: 1) All PDF versions are watermark-able, not just versions prior to 1.5. This limitation was… continue reading?
A customer asked about maybe using a customer’s phone number as the PDF password instead of their email or an admin-chosen string. Here is some example code which will get that done. Make sure to test it, and customize ad-lib to suit your purposes. Of course if you want to set the password as the… continue reading?
WaterWoo PDF Premium comes with many built-in hooks that will allow someone familiar with PHP (and Wordpress hooks) to further customize the plugin functioning. Note, these hooks are not stated functions of the plugin and therefore are NOT included in plugin support other than to correct mistakes on our end or perhaps add in new… continue reading?
Unfortunately, we can no longer claim WaterWoo (or WooCommerce for that matter) will work with Dropbox-served files using the WooCommerce Dropbox plugin. It was brought to our attention that files are not being reliably served intact to WooCommerce from Dropbox by the plugin. Since support for the WooCommerce Dropbox plugin seems to have gone away,… continue reading?
Update March 2020: PDF Stamper (a separate plugin from Waterwoo PDF Premium) now allows PDF owners to keep their PDFs exactly as they are, but add a stamp. PDF Stamp is a drop-in plugin and requires users also purchase SetaPDF-Stamper software to install alongside it. Learn more here. WaterWoo is magic, but it does have… continue reading?
You can add your own shortcodes to WaterWoo PDF Premium for on-the-fly customized watermarks. One request from a Brazilian customer was for a shortcode for the Cadastro de Pessoas Físicas (CPF). This is a taxpayer identification number all citizens of Brazil must use to shop online within Brasil. We created the shortcode [BILLING_CPF] to import… continue reading?
If you want to use EDDiMark or WaterWoo with Wordpress on your server, it’s really important that you TUNE your server so that it can handle the load. There are a lot of factors to account for if you are getting errors while watermarking. Some people bring huge PDFs, some people bring complex PDFs, some… continue reading?