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We've Kicked Out WordPress (But Thanks For Everything)

We've kicked WordPress out of our project. Thank you so much, dear WordPress, but now we only want you for the blog. This is what you were really conceived for, and it was our mistake to keep you so long in the most vital part of the project.

Patada WordPress

Now, when you enter FormatPDF.com you will be accessing the new FormatPDF. Visually, nothing has changed, and if we didn't tell you through this post, you probably wouldn't even notice it. But the reality is that, after more than two years of the project, we have finally made the move from WordPress to our own code in all our online PDF applications.

FormatPDF is an online PDF document editor and converter that was born in January 2021 in Madrid (Spain); but you can read all that stuff on the About Us page.Β I've brought you here to tell you that we've just moved from WordPress to our own code in all our tools, and it's something we're very excited to communicate because it marks a before and after in the performance of the online PDF tools we offer.

When we launched FormatPDF, we did it by building the entire website on WordPress. We had tools such as the online PDF editor that was actually a WordPress page managed from the classic /wp-admin/ that everyone in the web world will know.

The problem -blessed problem- is that the website started to grow (we surpassed 200,000 unique users per month), and so did the error rate we were generating from users trying to perform some action with our online PDF tools:

Herramientas fallos FormatPDF
While traffic continued to grow, the percentage of users who successfully completed the action with their PDF (orange line) began to plummet on the busiest days.

Because of the way we had to manage uploading files on our pages built with WordPress, the files had to go through several upload/download phases until they reached our application. In short, this made the process take forever and, in many cases, generated failures that prevented the user from being able to move forward in their task.

But that is over now. Now, all the tools you see at formatpdf.com are built on a proprietary framework that includes portions of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript chopped up with a lot of blood, sweat and tears. Meanwhile, on the backend we use PHP to connect our users' files to the online PDF actions (edit, rotate, split, convert, etc.) they need.

We expect the experience of using FormatPDF to improve exponentially from now on. And if there's anything you think we need to improve, we're just a contact form away.

Onwards and upwards!

Jakub has worked in the main technology media sites in Spain (TuExperto, El Androide Libre and ComputerHoy), accumulating more than six years of experience in the tech sector. He has written hundreds of articles, tutorials and news about programs, applications, office automation and working with documents.
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