Print-Pro-Matic Advanced External Triggers

There are times when it would be nice to turn ANY element into an external print trigger. This is a feature often asked for when trying to hook up a Visual Editor button to be a print trigger. As of Print-Pro-Matic v 1.1.4e we have added:

  • new printme_trigger class that turns anything into a print trigger
  • new external_trigger shortcode element to enter the id or ids of the element(s) that should be used as an external trigger

And this is how it works:

First we need an element that has a unique id. There must also be the ability to add the printme_trigger class to it.

<button id="my_button" class="printme_trigger">Print</button>

Next we add the print-me shortcode like normal… but also add the external_trigger attribute like so:

[print-me target="#intro_text" external_trigger="my_button"/]

And that’s it! Note: The external_trigger attribute can accept a comma separated list of multiple id’s. Also: When an external_trigger attribute is assigned, no standard print-pro-matic icon or text will be displayed, as the external trigger will be used instead.

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