How to add print option to any plugin / Tip and tricks / Forums -


How to add print option to any plugin / Tip and tricks / Forums

  • Adding print options has 2 parts:
    1. add button with option /link to print displayed page
    2. solve printing itself.

    Adding print button

    Already existing print button in core:
    news: -
    new way

    {PRINTICON: class=btn btn-default}

    forum: -
    semiold way


    return emailprint::render_emailprint($plugin_name, $record_id, 2, $parm);
    this shortcode can be used only for news. There are attemps to make it as general solution, but it's not finished, print.php still counts of text "plugin" in first parameter.

    using single shortcode 
    {PRINT_ITEM=Print^plugin:forum. $record_id}

    for any of this way link for printing is created this way:
    href='".e_HTTP."print.php?".$print.".".$record_id."' where $print is 'news' or plugin:$plugin_name

    For custom plugin is maybe better direct method (
    old way
    Note: I don't see point to call shortcode, then template for next shortcode inside.

    {REVIEWER_VIEW_PRINT} - custom shortcode

    global $reviewer_reviewer_ep;
    $reviewer_print .= " <a href='../../print.php?plugin:reviewer.$reviewer_reviewer_ep' title='" . REVIEWER_V022 . "'><img src='" . e_IMAGE . "generic/" . IMODE . "/printer.png' style='border:0;' alt='" . REVIEWER_V022 . "' /></a>";
    return $reviewer_print;

    There is still used
    ICONPRINT with path THEME."images/".ICONPRINT
    hardcoded glyphicon icons:
    <span class='glyphicon glyphicon-print' aria-hidden='true'></span>

    Printing itself

    Printing is managed by print.php file.

    Each printable plugin has to have e_emailprint.php addons. Function print_item() defines what is printed.

    News are exception, news are reading directly in print.php and news_template is used for output.

    Print.php can use THEME.'print_template.php'
    there is no core print_template.php file.

    If template doesn't exist, it just display print content with white background and button with window.print().

    old Reviewer plugin is example of fully customized solution for plugin with printing option.

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  • Jimako
    Jimako  1 week ago

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    Jimako  1 week ago

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