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Heroku Buildpack: wkhtmltopdf

This is a Heroku buildpack for using wkhtmltopdf in your application.

It is designed to be used with heroku-buildpack-multi to combine it with the appropriate real buildpack for your app.

This is based on https://github.com/jayzes/heroku-buildpack-pngquant.


The following wkhtmltopdf versions are available:

Version released on January 19, 2015

Version 0.12.1 released on June 26, 2014

This branch works with version


This is designed to be used on Cedar-14 Stack.


Add a .buildpacks file to the root of your repo that contains this buildpack URL and your real buildpack URL:


Then create an application using the multi buildpack:

$ heroku create --stack cedar-14 --buildpack https://github.com/ddollar/heroku-buildpack-multi

or configure an existing application:

$ heroku config BUILDPACK_URL=https://github.com/ddollar/heroku-buildpack-multi

Deploy your applicatio.

$ git push heroku master

Remember to clean your repository cache if you are updating the version of buildpack. To do that, run:

$ heroku plugins:install https://github.com/heroku/heroku-repo.git
$ heroku repo:purge_cache -a appname

You can verify that everything is properly installed by running the following command:

$ heroku run "wkhtmltopdf -V"

The output should be:

wkhtmltopdf (with patched qt)


If you have problems, please create a Github Issue.


heroku-buildpack-wkhtmltopdf was originally written by Rafael Lima.

Working at Boleto Simples

Github: http://github.com/rafaelp

Twitter: http://twitter.com/rafaelp


heroku-buildpack-wkhtmltopdf is Copyright © 2014 Rafael Lima. It is free software, and may be redistributed under the terms specified in the LICENSE file.