PressBooks Open Source Plugin

PressBooks is a book Content Management System which exports in multiple formats: ebooks, webbooks, print-ready PDF*, and various XML flavours. PressBooks is built to be used with a fresh install of WordPress Multi-Site, and makes significant changes to:

  • admin interface (customized for books and structured documents)
  • web presentation layer (customized for books and structured documents); and
  • export routines.

PressBooks web/ebook and PDF* exports are all driven by HTML+CSS. XML outputs have no styling.

PressBooks is free software, released under the GPL v.2.0 license. Though we are always happy for donations.

*Note: we use the non-free software PrinceXML for PDF export.

Download the Latest Pressbooks Plugin on Github

You can find the latest plugin on Github:

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