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Gravity PDF API – create_pdf()

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When provided the Gravity Form entry ID and PDF ID, this method will correctly generate the PDF, save it to disk, trigger the gpdf_post_save_pdf action and return the absolute path to the PDF.


This method was introduced in Gravity PDF 4.0.


$entry_id | integer : The Gravity PDF Entry ID

$pdf_id | string : The PDF internal identifier (found in the pid URL parameter when viewing individual PDF settings in the admin area)


string | WP_Error : The full path to the generated PDF on success, or a WP_Error on failure


The following snippet shows you how to generate a PDF and test that it was successful:

add_action( 'init', function() {
if ( class_exists( 'GPDFAPI' ) ) {

$pdf_path = GPDFAPI::create_pdf( 171, '56d5338fae865');

if ( ! is_wp_error( $pdf_path ) && is_file( $pdf_path ) ) {
//Do something with your PDF
} );

Source Code

This method is located in api.php.