The plugin contains two files.
print-css.php, which is the plugin file itself, and
print.css, a sample print stylesheet.
A link to the print stylesheet will be placed in your theme’s header, providing it uses the
An admin panel is added to the Presentations menu and it will allow you to edit the stylesheet if you make print.css writeable.
You probably want to edit the stylesheet provided to your liking, though it will hopefully do most of the job if your theme is sandbox-based.
I’m happy to include any improvements to the print stylesheet.
The print stylesheet will be used to print your blog pages, instead of the normal screen stylesheet.
I’d love to be able to include a complete and rich print stylesheet. One that deals well with most major themes, and which actually does take some care to get the typography right. Get in touch if you feel you can help.
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- If you want, make the
print.cssfile which is in the plugin directory writeable (chmod 777 for example) so that you can edit it through the Print CSS admin panel.
- Your print stylesheet sucks, don’t you have a better one?
This is a basic one that worked on the site for which I developed this plugin. Feel free to improve upon it.
- Why would I want a print stylesheet?
When you print a web page, you probably don’t want the navigation, background images, sidebars and things like that to be printed. The print stylesheet controls the display of the page when it is printed, just like a normal stylesheet controls the display of the page on the screen.