Shine PDF


Shine Marketing

3rd Party (Free)

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  • ExpressionEngine 2


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  • Updater
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  • Matrix
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  • Webservice
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  • jQuery for the Control Panel

Add-On Type(s)



Generates PDFs on-the-fly from ExpressionEngine templates.

Shine PDF uses the mPDF library to generate PDFs from your (X)HTML and CSS.

In addition to all options that can be passed to the {exp:channel:entries} tag pair, Shine PDF also accepts the following parameters:


Please refer to the docs for complete usage instructions.

NB: This is a large download (~9mb) due to the fact that a slightly edited version of the mPDF Library has been included in the package. Unfortunately, this is unavoidable.

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EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
Not Specified Download 0.1 Jun 11, 2012

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This entry was created June 14, 2012, 11:50 am.
This entry was last updated June 19, 2012, 12:10 am.

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11 Reviews:

hak_com 01.19.17

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EE v2.11.x “Fatal error: Call to undefined method Channel::Channel()” in mod.shine_pdf.php.

Line 13

Incorrect Docs:
[page] [total_pages]
-use: {PAGENO},{nbpg},{nb}

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Pen 02.05.15

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Ive used this for a while and find it the best free solution. For those needing the missing documentation page (no longer on above url) its been kindly reproduced on stackexchange by user Ian - thx :)

AlanG 12.11.13

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Doe’s any body have the user guide for this?

Have had to give this 1 star for now due to the lack of documentation.

THEMOST 07.23.13

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This addon heal my life haha . it’s only make make more method for rander parent::entries() on mod.shine_pdf.php i have to control all about font face, page maring ,  and entries loop to quickly , css etc.  awesome !!!!

artmem 06.06.13

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This add-on supports css layout better than any other I’ve used, but support is nonexistent. It would be nice if there was a way to specify the file name of the pdf—it defaults to mpdf.

Robbie 01.02.13

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I am trying to generate 700 pdf with this.
And it takes approx 40-45 min to generate all 700 pdf. Is this the genuine time ?
Also I am facing problem that In my evening time PDF generation goes well but during the morning hours it keeps on loading and loading, nothing comes up. Any suggestion? 

Est Studio 10.23.12

Est Studio
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Perfect add-on, saved loads of time and money in development. Note: having the domain in the image url breaks the image.

msibley 10.03.12

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Brilliant - thanks for this. Once I worked out how to get it to automatically download the PDF’s (edit headers in mpdf.php) it did exactly what I needed. 08.07.12
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It works, but I’m getting some really odd behaviour: any content I put between the main tag pair gets repeated 3 times. In other words, if I have the text “HELLO WORLD” between the tag pair, the generated PDF looks like this:


Carlo 07.18.12

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This is the only PDF solution that worked for me (didn’t try the paid ones). It works perfectly and it’s very easy to use. The only thing I think it’s missing is something to force download PDFs like other addons have.

BillyJ 07.12.12

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Really cool pdf maker but how do you open the pdf in a new window. Tried colorbox inline html but no joy. Any ideas guys?