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Add-On: PDF Upload / Drag and Drop

As an admin user I would like the ability to upload PDFS and drag and drop where the signer input fields should go on the pdf so that I can easily upload pdfs.

- Admin will be able to upload PDF
- Admin will have access to signer input fields
- Panel will be easy to use and include drag and drop functionality
- Database will save info inputed from user

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  • April commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Kevin at WP E-signature
    Any update on this feature? In desperate need and judging from your comments on Feb 2 I'm hoping that you are close.

  • AdminKevin at WP E-Signature (Founder, WP E-Signature) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi John,

    Thanks for reaching out! We’re thrilled to hear from you.

    I noticed your recent inquiry about our PDF Upload/Drag and Drop feature.

    I can hardly wait to get this feature done myself… it’s been one of the most request features of all 2015. And it’s for that reason that it is our top #1 focus.

    Our development team is working around the clock (literally) to get this feature ready for beta. Since it’s a new feature (that’s essentially a brand new plugin with a completely different user interface) it has taken longer than I’d personally like for it to. It’s really difficult to assign an official date on it but based on the progress I’d say we’re only a couple months or so away from at the very least a beta version.

    It’s looking really great though! I can’t wait to share it with our customers.


    Kevin at ApproveMe

  • AdminKevin at WP E-Signature (Founder, WP E-Signature) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    This is our top #1 feature priority for the new year. We have already started development. And have an incredible team working on this feature. It's a major project but we hope to announce a beta version in the coming months.

    Hope you have a terrific week.



  • Erica commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I also bought this plugin thinking that it had this feature. Is there any update on the beta release?

  • AdminKevin at WP E-Signature (Founder, WP E-Signature) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Everyone here at ApproveMe is also chomping at the bit to get this feature out! The good news is that the team has already started production on this feature (a few months back) and things are moving right along. The PDF component has multiple moving parts and solicits the input from multiple advisors and developers... It's looking like after the holidays we should be well positioned for a beta release.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Any updates on when this will be implemented? I purchased this plugin solely thinking this feature was already in place. In my line of work, contracts are generated by the state and governing bodies and can't be converted to text and then signed. We require signatures on already generated PDF files.

  • AdminKevin at WP E-Signature (Founder, WP E-Signature) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Kevin, I agree with you 100%. Being a self-hosted WordPress plugin we had a few more security concerns and hurtles than most SaaS/cloud based web apps. We have invested heavily (prior to development) into the best and most secure way to introduce PDF option in a way that protects the signers from being a victim of file tampering. The good news is that after MUCH TIME we recently finished ironing out these concerns and have started the development of this new feature. Being such a large feature it will take a few months to complete and properly test. If you do need a refund in the meantime feel free to let our support department know. We're glad you gave our current version a shot and hope to see you again as soon as this feature is live. We'll be sending out a major email announcement (and possibly a party) once this feature is live. :-) Thanks again for your feedback.

  • Kevin Quilliam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I will be asking for a refund because you don't have this feature. This is just a dead basic requirement of a serious e-signature platform, you have to have it. I have my customers filling out a government form, so workarounds just won't work.

  • AdminKevin at WP E-Signature (Founder, WP E-Signature) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thank you for being our customer... and thank you for your kind and honest feedback. Our team couldn't agree with you more! We wanted to make sure the foundation was set to scale the plugin to "enterprise application" status. And we're definitely well on our way. Feel free to reach out if you have any other questions (or ideas) we're always happy to help!

  • general po commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thank you for your update.

    The plugin is nice overall. Email a PDF is great, specifically.

    Uploading a PDF or placement of the signature field at specific locations is critical to making this plugin a nice feature to a primary method of doing business.

    It is difficult to implement the plugin for a business when some contracts can be digitally signed and others need to print, scan, etc...

    I bought the plugin last week. With your note below, I'll stick around in hopes that this feature will be developed soon.

    Thanks again.

  • AdminKevin at WP E-Signature (Founder, WP E-Signature) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We have spent majority of 2015 adding crucial core functionality, building out our API, developing add-on integrations, security fallbacks and updates and stabilizing the add-on updater system.

    All of these items have been a required predecessor to the "PDF Upload Drag and Drop" feature.

    We have only a couple more internal improvements we'd like to make to the user management system before we believe the plugin is ready to take on such a large new document type/flow.

    From day one we've been planning on adding this feature... it's not a matter of "if" but "when" and we as a team feel that we are now 95% ready to "start going down this road." We will update you again as the development commences.

  • general po commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There was a Q2 or Q3 estimate below. Any updates on when we can expect this feature?

  • Patrick McDermott commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am in the midst of checking out different e-sign services for a client's mental health services website and this plugin is exactly what I am looking for, but....the lack of being able to upload PDF's that I have already taken the time to add fillable fields to is preventing me from fully embracing this plugin. If you could release this feature (sooner rather than later), that would be awesome! And please afford us the ability to preserve the custom fillable fields we have made in our PDF's so it saves us time. Some of the forms I just finished doing this for are 13 pages long. Most of which require input from the user. I really do not want to have to do this all over again just to use this plugin.


  • Kevin Griffin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is the one feature missing that keeps me from buying the plug-in today. Due to legal and governmental requirements, I am forced to use existing forms in a PDF format, and only when I can have those forms digitally signed, will I be able to implement your solution. Please notify me when you have added this functionality.

  • Jesse Willoughby commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have custom made PDF templates as well as some real estate documents that must be in their original format. This is the reason I gladly pay $15/m for's super fast and easy to sign any document....although on their site. I love the idea of hosting the signature platform on my own branded site. So if this is not released soon, I won't be able to use this plugin at all. If it's realistic for it to be released in the next few months, I'd rather just wait for it to be developed and the bugs worked out before I use this plugin. Thanks for starting to create an alternative however.

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