5 Best WordPress Flipbook Plugins for your Website, Free and Premium

In the Web world, the content has become the king. Images for Instagram, posts for FaceBook, articles for blogs and more. Some contents work best in image format, some in videos, some in PDFs and so on. Presenting text content and documents is more challenging since it’s not as interactive as images and videos, but such a form of content is crucial in certain websites. Displaying PDF documents is important for shopping sites as catalogs; service sites as portfolio and documentation; business sites as official documents, annual figures, and instructions. Many have different purposes for displaying PDF documents to clients. But PDFs are no fun to read!

There comes PDF FLIPBOOK to the rescue. It makes PDFs interactive, engaging and fun to read. Nowadays many powerful flipbooks are available that have direct PDF support and easy to use. Some even have a realistic 3D look and feel, as if you are reading a real book on your screen. That’s really neat and fancy way to present your boring content and engage your readers/customers to your page.

Flipbook Animation of Page Flip
Realistic 3D flipbook created with dFlip

Free WordPress Flipbook Solutions:

There are many free solutions for WordPress, but more or less most are demo or lite versions for the Full premium versions. But none the less, even the lite version can serve the purpose in most of the situation. It’s better to try before getting the full paid versions, so they are good to look at anyway.

FlowPaper – Lite:

This is a PDF viewer and flipbook developed by FlowPaper – a publishing platform that provides this flipbook WordPress plugin as a bridge to documents in FlowPaper’s site. It also supports PDFs from the WordPress site and converts them to PDF flipbook with a shortcode.

Interactive 3D FlipBook – Lite:

This is a lite version of 3D flipbook that was initially distributed on Codecanyon and now sold through gumroad. This lite version creates 3D representation of PDF flipbook using PDF.js as an underlying PDF rendering technology and then integrated with WordPress CMS for content publishing. As mentioned in the review, it uses iFrames to display the flipbooks so customizations are difficult for some customers.

 

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