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Print Friendly Plugin

Print Friendly

Print Friendly is a Grav Plugin that generates a version of a web page formatted for printing.


Installing the Print Friendly plugin can be done in one of two ways. The GPM (Grav Package Manager) installation method enables you to quickly and easily install the plugin with a simple terminal command, while the manual method enables you to do so via a zip file.

GPM Installation (Preferred)

The simplest way to install this plugin is via the Grav Package Manager (GPM) through your system's Terminal (also called the command line). From the root of your Grav install type:

bin/gpm install printfriendly

This will install the Print Friendly plugin into your /user/plugins directory within Grav. Its files can be found under /your/site/grav/user/plugins/printfriendly.

Manual Installation

To install this plugin, just download the zip version of this repository and unzip it under /your/site/grav/user/plugins. Then, rename the folder to printfriendly. You can find these files either on GitHub or via

You should now have all the plugin files under



As development for the Print Friendly plugin continues, new versions may become available that add additional features and functionality, improve compatibility with newer Grav releases, and generally provide a better user experience. Updating Print Friendly is easy, and can be done through Grav's GPM system, as well as manually.

GPM Update (Preferred)

The simplest way to update this plugin is via the Grav Package Manager (GPM). You can do this with this by navigating to the root directory of your Grav install using your system's Terminal (also called command line) and typing the following:

bin/gpm update printfriendly

This command will check your Grav install to see if your Print Friendly plugin is due for an update. If a newer release is found, you will be asked whether or not you wish to update. To continue, type y and hit enter. The plugin will automatically update and clear Grav's cache.

Manual Update

Manually updating Print Friendly is pretty simple. Here is what you will need to do to get this done:

  • Delete the your/site/user/plugins/printfriendly directory.

  • Downalod the new version of the Print Friendly plugin from either GitHub or

  • Unzip the zip file in your/site/user/plugins and rename the resulting folder to printfriendly.

  • Clear the Grav cache. The simplest way to do this is by going to the root Grav directory in terminal and typing bin/grav clear-cache.

Note: Any changes you have made to any of the files listed under this directory will also be removed and replaced by the new set. Any files located elsewhere (for example a YAML settings file placed in user/config/plugins) will remain intact.


The plugin was tested in the following updated environments:

  • Grav v1.5.3
  • Admin v1.8.12
  • Quark v1.2.2
  • Antimatter v2.1.2
  • Learn2 v1.6.3
  • Knowledge Base v1.3.3

For now the printfriendly plugin as been tested for four types of sites:

To use this plugin, you simplest way to display the link to print is to use the Twig function and pass it a dynamic value such as:

{{ printfriendly(page.route) }}

or, in case of Autoescape variables set as yes in the system.yaml,

{{ printfriendly(page.route)|raw }}

This will use the current page's route as the unique identifier.

The Print Friendly plugin comes with some sensible default configuration, that are pretty self explanatory:

Config Defaults

# Global plugin configurations.
enabled: true                   # Set to false to disable this plugin completely.
built_in_css: true              # Use built-in CSS of the plugin.

  print_directly: false         # Print directly avoiding the window. In this case the library JQuery UI is not needed.

# jQuery user interface library, Font Awesome, the iconic font and CSS framework.
  jqueryui_source: maxcdn       # Set source between your server or MaxCDN.
  jqueryui_version: 1.12.0      # Set version.
  jqueryui_themes: start        # Set theme for window.
  awesome_use_font: false       # Set true to use the library.

# Some items you can include in printing.

    image: true                 # It refers to the first image in the folder.
                                # However, all images including the first are printed if the img tag is present in allowed_tags.
    title: true
    author: true
    date: true
    date_format: short
    tags: true

    enabled: true
    link: true
    current: true

# The strip_tags function delete from a html document all tags except those listed.
# You can add or delete tags elements.
    - a
    - b
    - blockquote
    - br
    - center
    - cite
    - code
    - div
    - em
    - h1
    - h2
    - h3
    - h4
    - h5
    - h6
    - hr
    - i
    - img
    - li
    - ol
    - p
    - pre
    - small
    - span
    - strong
    - sub
    - sup
    - table
    - tbody
    - td
    - textarea
    - tfoot
    - th
    - thead
    - tr
    - u
    - ul

# Window size.
  width: 50                     # A percentage of the maximum size of the device width.
  height: 40                    # A percentage of the maximum size of the device height.
  closeonescape: false
  close_icon: false
  confirm_button: Print
  cancel_button: Close

If you need to change any value, then the best process is to copy the printfriendly.yaml file into your users/config/plugins/ folder (create if doesn't exist), and modify it there. This will override the default settings.

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