I’m looking to develop or use an existing plugin that can help me help visitors to my site create “cut sheets” (as we used to call them). From a high level, I’m looking for a shopping cart, but there’s no transaction. There’s no money, no prices. The goal is to help visitors create a custom PDF of our site’s content that they can download.
I work in an industry in which the site visitor looks for “portfolio builders” – functionality that lets you go around my company’s site and add custom post types and custom taxonomies to a “shopping cart,” for lack of a better word, and then download a PDF (yep, a PDF) of the content you favorited.
Our “company” is sort of a design agency and our “customers” or site visitors are like buyers. They visit our sites to do research for a CEO who makes a final call on whether to hire us. If we don’t have a portfolio of Projects (Custom Post Type), a roster of Vice Presidents (Custom Post Type), relevant News (Custom Post Type), and catalog of Services (Custom Taxonomy Terms) to choose from, they don’t have much to report. So, we want to help them pick a few of each of these things assemble them in a given order on a page and then help them download or email a PDF they can print.
I made one once that used sessions and it was very clunky. This is the closest thing I’ve ever seen, but I’ve got to believe other people have made these, especially with the PDF maker.
I’m lost for terminology on what other people might call this.