Make Your Blog Print Friendly

print friendly blog

While developing a resources page for printing (stay tuned!), I stumbled upon a new site called Print Friendly which let’s you add easy ways for readers to print out your blog posts.

Why is this important?  Very often, blog readers will simply press the print icon in their browser and the entire page will print out including your sidebar items, etc.  With Print Friendly the focus is on the blog post itself.

Adding a Print Friendly Button to Your Blog

print friendly button

The Print Friendly site even has a page listing instructions for adding a button at the end of your blogs.  The process is not difficult but for Blogger users, I recommend backing up your template before you make changes and add the Print Friendly button.

Great Print Options

Once installed, when your readers click the Print Friendly button, this is what they’ll see:

Print Friendly Screen

Options include the ability to remove graphics, print to PDF, email and even use Twitter for the blog post.


If you do take the plunge and decide to add the Print Friendly button, let us know in the Comments.

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.


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