A Step By Step Guide on Uploading PDF Files in WordPress Sites

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If you don’t know the method to upload a PDF file on the WordPress site, then this article is written for you. WordPress enable users uploads files quickly which are available for download.

Upload PDF Files through WordPress Posts and Pages
A simple method which works without installing any plugin on the WordPress site.

Edit the post or page where you want to upload the PDF file. Click on the ‘Add Media’ button on the post editor screen.

The WordPress media uploader popup will come up.

Next, click on ‘Select Files’ button to upload the PDF file of your choice.

WordPress will upload the PDF file to the website.

A thumbnail preview of your PDF file will occur after upload. Write the title, caption, and description for your file in the right-hand column.

You can choose how you need it to be connected. Of course, it will link to the PDF document itself.  Further, changes can be made on the attachment page which will have an indicating thumbnail preview of the first page of PDF file.

Then, click on the ‘Insert into post’ button to add the PDF file to your post.

The media uploader popup will disappear, and it will generate a PDF file download link in your post editor. Keep editing your post and publish after completion.

The PDF file is uploaded and added to the WordPress blog post.

Go to your website to see the file live on the site.

Step to Upload and Embed a PDF file in WordPress Post

This technique allows you to display the PDF file inside the WordPress post or page using a WordPress plugin.

First of all, install and activate the Google Doc Embedder plugin. After activation, visit Settings » GDE Settings page for the configuration of the plugin.

Select the language, height, width, and others in the configuration. Default options will function for nearly all websites, review and change them if you need.

Visit the post or page where you want to embed your PDF file.

Click on the ‘Add Media’ button to upload your PDF document on the post edit screen. Post uploading of this file, copy the file URL and close media uploader window without inserting the file into the post.

Now, click on the Google Docs Embedder icon in your WordPress post editor.

A popup will come up where you need to paste the earlier copied PDF file URL and then click on the ‘Insert’ button.

After that, you will find the shortcode generator added to your WordPress post editor.

That’s all; now you can continue editing your post or publish it.

Visit the website to check the PDF file embedded into the WordPress post.