January 3, 2011 By Dawn Farias
Here at Beautiful Blog Designs, Amanda recently posted on using Joliprint to create printables of blog posts. Today I’m going to show you how to use Print Friendly in a similar manner.
To start, you want to find a blog post that you’d like to print. I am choosing A Weekend Staple at the Polka Dot Plum blog. This is a blog post with a cinnamon roll recipe that doesn’t require yeast (meaning, of course, that you can get to the sugar quicker). However, I actually liked the orange roll version better so I used Print Friendly to cut out the parts of the post that I didn’t require.
How to use Print Friendly to create a printable of a blog post
1. Find the permalink of the post.
The home page URL for this site I’m working with is www.polkadotplum.com/blog. However, I don’t want to print from the home page, I want to print from the page assigned to this specific blog post, right? That is called the permalink for the blog post. I find it by simply clicking on the blog post’s title and then looking up at the address bar in my browser.
CLICK ON THE POST’S TITLE FOR THE PERMALINK
FIND THE PERMALINK IN THE BROWSER’S ADDRESS BAR
Highlight and copy the permalink. Then…
2. Go to Print Friendly, paste the permalink in the space provided and click ‘preview’.
3. Delete any unwanted portions by hovering your mouse over each section and clicking to delete.
Tip: The first thing I usually do is to delete the images from the post. Saves a lot of room and printer ink!
4. Choose print (or PDF, or email).
P.S. You can also get a Print Friendly button for your own blog posts.