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When you get the following message: “ERROR No files found”

Check your data-path attribute. In most cases the value in the data-path attribute in your HTML file is not correct.

<div id="reader-container" data-path="./documents/doc1/" />
The path needs to point to the folder you’ve created in step B from the documentation.

I get an error that starts with “Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘[’...”

You need at least PHP version 5.4 or higher in order to run Magalone. Contact your hosting provider to upgrade your PHP runtime.

The upload stays at “Preparing…” and does not advance.

This can have two common causes:

  1. Your server has gzip compression enabled, this blocks the PDF library that we use from correctly reading the download progress. Turn off compression for the Magalone folders. If you don’t know how to do this, contact your hosting provider.
  2. You have a custom 404 error page set that omits the 404 status header. Since Magalone checks for a 404 error to determine whether a flipbook has already been generated, this makes Magalone think that no further processing is required. Disable the error page temporarily, or for the Magalone plugin folder; or adjust your error page so the 404 status is still being sent by the server. If you don’t know how to do this, contact your hosting provider.

If none of these apply to you, kindly call up the developer console in your browser:

  • Safari: Ensure that “Show Develop menu in menu bar” is enabled under “Safari” > “Preferences” > “Advanced“, then Press Command-Option-C to open the Console.
  • All other Browsers: Press F12 and click on the “Console” tab in the new window.

Copy the contents displayed here and send them to our support. Don’t forget to include a link to your website so we can have a look at it ourselves!

Pages take forever to load and show up in pieces!

Depending on the complexity of your PDF document, pages can take a long time to render. Especially if you export your document directly from a desktop publishing software such as Adobe’s InDesign, the exported document can often be very taxing to display.

You can try simplifying your document, or barring that enable the data-no-pdf attribute. This will make Magalone show only the pre-generated images for the pages instead of rendering the full PDF.

Can I protect/hide/encrypt my PDF document?

No, such a feature is currently not supported.

Can I host my documents on another server/cloud storage?

No, this is currently not supported, you will need to add your documents through the Magalone Wordpress admin panel.

I have enabled the page flip animation but it is not flipping!

As indicated in the documentation, for the animations to work, your document needs to have a uniform page size. Even if just one page is 1 pixel different in height/width, Magalone will disable animations automatically.

Can I use this with X? Can I integrate it with X?

Yes; However we do not offer free support to help you integrate this. While we made Magalone easy to use and fast to integrate into a website even with almost no knowledge of programming. Integration with other components is an order of magnitude more complicated than simply copy and pasting code!

But since Magalone has no dependencies, there is nothing to stop you from integrating it with other components as your heart desires!

How can I enable X? How can I show/remove the Y and Z buttons?

Configuration options are described in the documentation under “G) Configuration”. You will find all options to add and remove buttons and other functions there.

My big PDF document does not work! How can I disable the file size limitation?

Magalone has no file size limitation, however most PHP servers have a default cap of 8 to 16 MB for file uploads. You will need to increase this either manually or by contacting your hosting provider.

Is there an admin panel or some sort of management for this?

If you need a more managed approach for uploading and creating PDF flipbooks, try out our Wordpress version of Magalone which includes a admin panel for easy uploading!

While this component does allow for easy integration into your website even with minimal HTML skills, it is more suited for a advanced approach.

Can I use this without internet?

You will need a web server to generate the flipbook initially, once generated you do not require an internet connection anymore, provided you copy the generated files along with it!

Does it work with X? Do I need Y to run this?

Magalone needs PHP 5.4 or higher for initial content generation. Other than that, Magalone is entirely standalone and has no dependencies on other components or libraries.

I can’t pinch zoom/swipe on my mobile phone!

Pinch-zooming and swiping is not enabled by default. Take a look at section “G) Configuration” in the documentation to learn how to enable this.

I can’t find the documentation!

Open the start_here.html file or the index.html in the “help” folder.

Can I have more than one Flipbook on a single page?


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