Convert to Text

By Dave - October 14, 2022

Hi Greg, 

There are some libraries out there such as but you'd need to find one (or multiple) to support excel, word, pdf and any other documents you want to parse. It would be rewrite but you could use the existing plugin framework.  The trick is researching and finding some well supported libraries that do the parsing.

The easiest might be to just to upgrade the client website to a virtual private server or another hosting account with java.  Just be sure to test the plugin on the new server before you move them over.

Also, if you want have us write a new plugin for the project we could look into that as well.  

Dave Edis - Senior Developer

By gversion - October 14, 2022

Hi Dave,

Thank you for the quick reply and good to hear that it’s technically possible in PHP!

I’ll check out the libraries you’ve mentioned and may well be in touch to get a quote for a bespoke plugin.

Thanks again,


By Dave - October 17, 2022

No problem, glad to help! :-)

Dave Edis - Senior Developer