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.
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)
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.
Optionally prevent copying, annotating, or modifying of your PDF files
Test your watermark and/or manually watermark a file on the fly
Comes with Spanish, French, and German translations.
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, 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.
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.
WordPress 4.0 or newer
WooCommerce 2.4 or newer
PDF(s). WaterWoo PDF Premium will not work on other types of files like ePub
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.