Today we unveil a new version of our API product – Pdf.Ninja v2! The new version has been in development for a long time. It’s finally time to release it to the world.

The API version 2 is available alongside API version 1. Both versions will continue to be supported going forward. Version 2 is accessible at https://pdf.ninja/api/v2/{endpoint}. Version 1 will continue to be available at the usual URL, https://pdf.ninja/api/v1/{endpoint}. The API interface is virtually the same, with some small exceptions.

Version 2 has a number of major improvements:

  • The backend has been completely reworked.
  • The font rendering issues have been resolved.
  • XFA forms are now supported.
  • JavaScript is now executed during the PDF modification process. You can use PDFs that rely on internal JavaScript.
  • Image input and output formats have been changed. We added PDF as an acceptable input for the embed endpoint. We’ve removed PS and EPS formats and added PDF, WebP, TIFF and BMP for the image endpoint.
  • The embed endpoint now supports the ‘frame’ argument. It can be used to select an individual frame or page to be inserted from the input image.

We’ve also increased some of the rate limits to help avoid issues users have experienced in the past.

You can continue using the same API key when you switch to the new version. We recommend you give it a try.

We are excited to announce the launch of a new product! The PDF Forms Filler for CF7 Enterprise Extension version 2 has long been in the works. It is finally ready for production.

The new product is a largely rewritten Enterprise Extension (version 1), released as a separate product. The switch to Foxit PDF SDK adds a number of features, such as support for XFA forms, JavaScript execution, support for chroot environments and a great deal of additional functionality and improvements.

There are some small differences in the resulting PDFs with the new version. We decided to make the new version a separate product due to having a significantly different back end. We will continue to maintain the old product for those users that want to continue using the first version. Users that purchased the first version prior to June 1st, 2021 and wish to upgrade can order the second version of the product free of charge by submitting a request.

We are having a 50% off product launch promotion on the new product for a limited time. Get yours today!

Contact Form 7 version 5.4 is now fully supported by PDF Forms Filler for Contact Form 7 starting with version 1.3.9. As stated in the previous news post, there were some breaking changes. All of the problems with the new version have now been resolved. Users that are still experiencing issues are asked to report them to our support section.

Contact Form 7 version 5.4 was released on . It contains a lot of breaking changes which cause many issues with PDF Forms Filler for Contact Form 7. We are currently working on making PDF Forms Filler for Contact Form 7 compatible with the new version of Contact Form 7. Meanwhile, the solution at this time is to downgrade to a previous version of Contact Form 7 (version 5.3.2). Please take care to not delete your existing forms when you perform the downgrade (don’t delete the Contact Form 7 plugin). You can use the WP Rollback plugin to do the downgrade. Be sure to disable auto-updates for the Contact Form 7 plugin to avoid it being automatically updated again.

The release announcement post by the developer of Contact Form 7 goes into more details about what changed. The changes that affect PDF Forms Filler for Contact Form 7 are as follows:
1. The hiding of add_uploaded_file() function.
2. Changed output from WPCF7_Submission::uploaded_files().
3. Download link feature is affected (plain text version of the response message is now shown instead of the HTML version)

We are going to be releasing a new version with compatibility fixes once they become available.

Filling PDF documents with Pdf.Ninja API has evolved! Now users are able to not only fill form fields but also embed images, take screenshots of pages and query for detailed PDF properties and metadata.

The image embedding feature was the most popular among user requests and a great deal of work has been put into designing the new feature.  Images can be embedded into every page or on specific pages at desired locations.

Page image feature may also be useful when combined with the PDF information feature to allow users to generate thumbnails of documents and list document details.

See Pdf.Ninja API homepage for documentation.

The PDF Forms Filler for Contact Form 7 WordPress plugin makes use of the Pdf.Ninja API to fill forms in PDF files.  However, many enterprise users need the ability to perform PDF file manipulation directly on their web servers.  In order to fulfill this need, the enterprise extension plugin was born.

Features

The PDF Forms Filler for Contact Form 7 Enterprise Extension can be ordered here.

The PDF Forms Filler for Contact Form 7 WordPress plugin is finally here!  It allows users to make use of the Pdf.Ninja API to fill forms in PDF files.

Features

  • Retrieve PDF form fields and generate form tags
  • Fill the form fields in a PDF file and attaches the file to the submission email message

The pdf forms plugin can be downloaded here.

I am pleased to announce a launch of the web API for working with PDF files.  This API provides a number of features that make it easy to perform a set of tasks in constrained hosting environments and browser side code.

Features

  • Read PDF file from a publicly accessible URL
  • Read PDF file from a POST request
  • Retrieve PDF form fields
  • Fill the form fields in a PDF file

The API is available at https://pdf.ninja/.