WATERWOO PDF – a WooCommerce PDF watermarking plugin

Selling PDFs online in a WooCommerce store? Watermark them!

If you are trying to sell e-books or PDFs online, you are right to feel concerned about intellectual theft. Most anyone can download your PDF and turn around and share it with family, friends, or much worse: the entire internet via peer-to-peer networks. One might even try to re-sell your file. And unfortunately many people do not realize that this is not only unfair, but that it is a crime.

If you need to watermark PDF documents version 1.5 and newer without fuss, and also want many more features including broader language support, individual product and variation watermarking, external file hosting (S3, Dropbox), more frequent updates, and user support, consider purchasing WaterWoo PDF Premium. WaterWoo is the most powerful and finely configurable PDF watermarker available for WooCommerce. In other words, it’s the best.

Protect yourself… and your property.

Using this Woocommerce extension, you can dynamically watermark your customers’ information on their PDF files, giving them the clear idea the file is for their eyes only.

Protect your intellectual property! WaterWoo PDF allows WooCommerce site administrators to apply custom watermarks to PDFs upon sale. Yes, this plugin watermarks on top of existing PDF files… like magic.

Includes all features of the free version:

  • Watermark designated PDF downloads (as specified by you), or *all* PDF downloads from your site
  • Files do not need to be in a specific directory
  • Watermark can be moved on the page, allowing for different paper sizes (such as letter, A4, legal, etc)
  • Watermarks on portrait and landscape-oriented pages
  • Watermarks upon click of either the customer’s order confirmation page link or email order confirmation link
  • Dynamic customer data inputs using shortcodes for customer first name, last name, email, phone, and order date
  • Choice of font face, color, size and placement (horizontal line of text anywhere on the page)
  • Translation ready
  • Open source code

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Plus these enhanced features:

  • Watermark all PDF files with the same settings OR set individual, totally unique watermarks per product or even per product variation!

  • Supports all versions of Adobe PDF (through 1.7)

  • Watermark files stored on remote servers (Amazon S3, Dropbox, etc)

  • Watermark all PDF/paper sizes, not just standard sizes

  • Extended support for stamping in your language (Windows-1252 AND extended characters offered by DejaVu Sans, M Sung [Chinese]and Furat [Arabic]) To see if your language will be watermark-able using DejaVu, view this chart.

  • Watermark with png/gif/jpg images (place images in/on PDF files)

  • Preserves existing external URL links embedded in the PDF. Internal link handling is in development.
  • Rotatable transparent page overlay watermark, apart from footer watermark (two watermark locations!)
  • Additional text formatting options, such as font color, style (bold, italics, HTML), and alignment (left/right/center)
  • Support for RTL (right-to-left) watermarking
  • Additional dynamic customer data input using shortcodes: business name, order date plus days/weeks/months/years (could be used for product/license expiration dates), order number, and quantity ordered by product ID (could be used to watermark how many of a specific item was purchased)

  • Add a 1D or 2D custom barcode (includes QR codes) to your watermark!
  • Begin watermark on selected page of PDF document (to avoid watermarking a cover page, for example)
  • Watermark every page, every odd page, or every even page. Watermark the first page only or the last page only.
  • Optionally password protect PDF files. Choose a password, or set buyer’s email as the password, or use a filter hook to create your desired password (phone, zip code… or get creative with your own PHP).

  • Optionally prevent copying, annotating, or modifying of your PDF files
  • Test your watermark and/or manually watermark a file on the fly
  • Localization ready. Comes with Spanish, French, and German translations.

  • Excellent customer service – just look how well we treat our non-paying customers!

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Limitations of WaterWoo

What is WaterWoo best for? In a few words: simple, smaller-size PDFs

  • WaterWoo does not preserve internal links in a PDF such as table of contents
  • WaterWoo can not parse or watermark PDF forms
  • WaterWoo can choke on larger files (usually >30MB)

To watermark sheet music, sewing patterns, customized gift certificates and awards, and pamphlets, WaterWoo is perfect for the job.

Why Waterwoo?

First of all, if you’re very concerned about security you should be using WooCommerce to distribute your PDFs because it collects more information from customers during checkout, even with free files. Plugins such as Easy Digital Downloads will only collect a name and an email, even if a product is sold, and so that is all that can be stamped. WooCommerce allows you to collect name, email address, phone number, business name, and more.

WaterWoo has a further edge on ALL other watermarking plugins in that it offers two watermarking positions on the page. That means on each page you can have a header AND a footer, or a header and an overlay, or an overlay and a footer, or one or the other — it’s up to you! What further sets WaterWoo apart is that positioning on the page is fine tune-able – you can put the watermark absolutely anywhere you want on the page. Other plugins limit watermark placement to specific quadrants of the page, but WaterWoo will watermark anywhere on the page – and with two separate watermarks if desired.

WaterWoo has a ton more leverage in robust yet easy-to-understand backend settings. These settings will help you get your files watermarked exactly how you need them – on a per file basis. You can have a different watermark – different text, different font, different colors – for every file in your catalog should you desire. It’s still a lightweight plugin that operates quickly on most file sizes. You won’t believe it’s not magic.

Actually… WaterWoo is magic.

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System Requirements

  • WordPress 4.0 or newer

  • WooCommerce 3.0 or newer

  • PDF(s). WaterWoo PDF Premium will not work on other types of files like ePub. WaterWoo may not work on large PDF files. Recommended file size 20mb or less.

  • PHP 5.4 or newer (recommended 5.6 or newer)
  • PHP mbstring (multi-byte string) support if using an international font, Deja Vu, M Sung or Furat
  • If you are selling large files or have high sales traffic, you may need to upgrade your hosting account. Do at least set your PHP memory limit high.