Looking for pdf page flipping stack

I am looking for a stack that will permit the viewing of a pdf as a book with page flip animations. I have other programs which have this functionality and export to html, but when I try to use them with RW (such as in a simple html stack) I can’t use other stacks.

You like the flip style animations as opposed to just opening the pdf in the browser to read? My site has lot’s of eBooks in various formats including pdf so I’m interested in your application and use. I’ve often thought of a “flip book” but instead, I simply provide a direct link to the pdf file. Let me know. Thanks.

I’m trying to protect the content, which you can’t do if you just post a pdf or a link to a pdf.
The effect is shown at algolinternational.com, which is protected by Pagesafe. There’s a bug in RW7 when playing together with Pagesafe that Joe Workmen and the RW folks are trying to fix. The code is 1234–but if you try to input the code on a mobile, it will fail. I mean cell. Another issue.

Ahh… understood. We have paid and free. Smaller paid is served up by cart while video downloads and such come form Amazon S3 service. Likewise the free stuff. I use LinkLok URL with expiring links, even for the free stuff else some people just sit and click, click, click. expecting a video to download in 5 seconds…

Have you considered a simple password protected folder on your server? Or perhaps I’m still not understanding.

I don’t mind if people read the content for free in an open browser. But if they want to download and print a pdf, I want to charge for it. The flipping page pdf is a swf or html5 file, these you can’t print (of course you can print html5 or xml but that is a different story.

Than you should check Pagelit stacks (https://onelittledesigner.com/rapidweaver-stack/pagelit)

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Pagelit is text and html only, I have a pdf.

It supports JPGs as well. This page shows the stack in action and they’re all JPGs.

I really need pdf support.

@mokane99 Once upon a time I believe there was a stack that did PDF flipbooks. But I don’t think it’s around any more. It’s not a huge market so probably isn’t worth the investment for developers.

… however on WordPress there are some good PDF flipbook plugins. One is this: DearFlip : 3D Flipbook Wordpress Plugin for your Website

There is a free lite version of the plugin that works just fine. One of my students uses it a lot on his site.

… so that would seem to indicate WP is the way to go. Or adjust your expectations. Or … there’s a developer who just came out with a WordPress to RW “merge” kind of stack. What I don’t know is if this stack would also be able to bring in the flipbook content. See this thread:

The developer @RicardoR should be able to tell if this is possible. If so that might be the only and best solution.

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Hello @mokane99,

Although I have not tested the WP Embed Stack with that plug-in, it should work. Any content that can be displayed in WP directly will be displayed unchanged within the WP Embed Stack. The key is to pick a good theme in WP such as Blocksy, which is free and highly customizable. And more importantly, you can hide all of the WP menus, headers and footers, so that you can blend the WP content seamlessly into RW.

Please check the WP Embed Stack product page for more info.

Let me know if you have any additional questions.


I just came across “Next FlipBook Maker for Mac” (HTML5 Flip Book Maker - Convert PDF/images to Flash/HTML5 flipbooks with page flip animation) and I see it displays html format Flipbooks that you can upload to your website directly. Have you tried it ?
In fact I was looking for a flipbook as stand alone app., what it does, but seeing that it has this other development I thought about importing in a blog. Not expert in that field I have not tried it yet.
Let me know if this is of any use.