How to Upload PDF Files to Your WordPress Site wp lifetime webs

Are you wanting to add a PDF file for your users to download on your WordPress site? WordPress allows you to easily upload PDF files and make them available for download, you can use these file downloads to grow your email subscribers, or even sell PDF digital downloads in a members-only area. In this video, we will share how to upload a PDF to your WordPress site.

To start, you either have the option to add the file from your content itself or upload it to your media library first and in this guide, we will first upload the file to our media library. To do this we will go under Media, Library, and click the “Add New” button to upload the file. You can either drag and drop the file or click the Select file button to open up your file browser and select the PDF from there.

You can now go to your post or page that you would like to have included and use the add block button either in the section you’re looking at or at the top of the page and we want to add the File block. This will pull up the file block where we can upload if we haven’t previously or in our case we will choose to select from our media library for the file we’ve already uploaded.

WordPress will add some text as well as a download button that can be customized how you would like including changing the button text, if you wanted to link it to the file or a page for the file, and if you wanted to open it in a new tab or not. Once you have the download how you’re wanting, you can preview and publish the changes to your WordPress site.


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  • pranav madan on May 5, 2021

    Does the Download button, following the pdf uploaded, also show up in the classic editor? As well any different way, a pdf is to be uploaded in the classic editor? Regards.

  • Visualmodo on May 9, 2021

    Excellent WordPress content!

  • R Garlin on May 10, 2021

    Thank you – short and sweet and to the point!👍🏻

  • Abhishek thakur on June 1, 2021

    I was creating a new wordpress pdf website but I don't know where to upload pdf we need to upload 1000 pdfs. Is uploading to drive and giving link is right or what to do?And if i upload so much pdf will my website load slow what to do for this??

  • Ruwan Wlr on June 3, 2021

    Hey, is there any option to use this as a lead magnet? meant get their name, email address and the document will be sent to his email. If yes, what is the option? Thanks for this, helpful

  • JURNAL JUPITER UNHAS on July 16, 2021

    Many Thanks

  • Essence Torres on August 5, 2021

    how do I get a DIRECT link to a PDF on the website page? without redirecting to word/google.

  • Federico Diaz on August 8, 2021

    Hey thanks for this channel, is very informative. I have a Q, how i can upload content from Indesign so i can post it in my blog? Im having trouble exporting my already created posts in Adobe Indesign to my Website. Please Help. Any Tips? Thanks

  • Henry Foo on September 10, 2021

    Thank you. You make it a breeze!!

  • Ibtissam Ak on September 27, 2021

    Thank you !!

  • QuantumPeter on December 13, 2021

    Is there any size limit for the file?

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