26 Oct 2011 at 14:59
After quite a while, we throw another look at TxtBear’s WordPress plugin. We found that some interfaces within WordPress have changed since the last update back in 2010. Thus, we published a minor update to get the thumbnails and embedded books working again.
The updated TxtBear plugin is now available from the WordPress plugin repository. You may also just auto-update from your existing WordPress installation.
Download TxtBear for WordPress 1.1.2223.2113
17 Aug 2010 at 12:52
Viewing PDF documents on the web is somewhat difficult: you need the Adobe Reader plugin, and the document takes ages to load before you can actually read it. Additionally, Adobe Reader is known for its vulnerabilities.
We knew about these problems, and we didn’t like them. Thus, we had a look at how to bring the sleekness of TxtBear to your browser. Today, we’re releasing our first result: the TxtBear extension for Google Chrome.
Take the Swiss Army Knife for documents and view PDFs and other documents right in your browser – no plugin, no waiting time, no security holes. TxtBear helps you.
After installing the extension, TxtBear will rewrite any links to PDFs and other documents to make them load in the TxtBear Viewer. Also, when you click a document link launching your browser, TxtBear will notice and display the doc in TxtBear Viewer as well.
Tip: You want to access a specific document the regular way? Right-click its link and make use of TxtBear’s context menu. In the options, you may also specify to ignore links on certain websites from getting rewritten.
You got an idea or feature suggestion? Send us a tweet at http://twitter.com/txtbear, or leave a comment here!
—By the way… We know you might be using Firefox or Internet Explorer instead of Chrome. Stay tuned!
13 Feb 2010 at 08:30
You are a blogger and want to share documents with your blog posts? Embedding rich content files, such as Adobe PDF, isn’t always as trivial as it could be. Additionally, quite many users either don’t have the browser plugin installed necessary to view these docs. Or they are afraid of the Adobe Acrobat security issues that have recently been discovered (once again).
With the TxtBear plugin for WordPress, embedding and sharing docs with your audience is much easier. Inserting a document is as easy as:
- Clicking the Embed document icon,
- Browsing your hard disk for a document file — or alternatively enter its Web URL —,
- Hitting the Upload button,
- Choosing an embed style, and
- Pressing Insert. Nothing easier than that.
For your readers, viewing and reading the shared document is as easy: They can click the document thumbnail visible within your post, and the lightweight viewer launches with no delay. Even for documents with 800 pages!
Stay tuned for step-by-step guides about the TxtBear WordPress plugin in the coming weeks.
You can download the TxtBear plugin from the official WordPress Plugin Directory.