7 Responses

  1. SamYoung
    SamYoung September 17, 2013 at 09:57 | | Reply

    What about epubcheck (ePub validation), output code and rendering?

    That’s what would make me pay for this plugin as the vast majority of tools generate quite bad files you have to rework by hand so that those files are (1) valid and (2) rendered properly on most devices.

    For example, how are styles managed? Stylesheet, head or inline?
    How are links managed, especially internal links?
    How are images managed?
    And so on and so forth.

    No doubt this plugin is very easy to use, but the most important part when it comes to EPUB and Mobi is output. And very small details can just screw your entire file… I’ve been searching for a solution as more and more clients ask for this kind of stuff. Unfortunately, judging by similar plugins, it is still better to take the long path: editing files those plugins made could drive you insane. That is why I’m eager to know how this one performs in this important area.

    1. Mirko
      Mirko September 17, 2013 at 22:25 | | Reply

      Hi Sam,

      I’m the author of the plugin.
      I understand your concerns, I took good note of it and will check up everything. Can you drop me a line from MagPress’ site contact form? I’ll give you further info if you are interested.


  2. Gary Kaminski
    Gary Kaminski September 18, 2013 at 13:34 | | Reply

    I noticed that the limitations of the plugin are the amount of server memory available to create PDFs. Any ideas on length of publication to memory ratios?

    1. Mirko
      Mirko September 19, 2013 at 09:45 | | Reply

      Couldn’t give you a ratio like that, sorry. So far no user complained about not being able to create a PDF.

      I’ve tested on dedicated server, VPS and several shared hosts and never had issues with PDFs that included text only, even for 200 A4 pages. The only two things that caused issues with a shared hosting was to create a PDF with over 50 posts and many images (images take a lot of resources).

      Sorry the answer is a bit vague, but that’s the best I can do.

  3. Eric
    Eric October 3, 2013 at 23:47 | | Reply

    This is really great plugin. I use it quite a lot lately. It is really easy to extract the info from blog posts and create new ebooks

  4. christophermccoy
    christophermccoy November 4, 2013 at 03:27 | | Reply

    on my to buy list 😉

  5. objectman
    objectman December 1, 2013 at 00:22 | | Reply

    Hm. Just bought this but doesn’t seem to be working. Went to create PDF, but got blank page. Seeing as how I use shortcodes, it might be easier to just cut-n-paste the blog posts I want into an existing e-book format I like the layout of. It’s all basic HTML zipped up after all.

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