WEBFI-WordPress-How to Embed PDF on Your WordPress Website

Are you wanting to embed a PDF file on your WordPress site? Offering your users an upgrade PDF on a membership page or a PDF version of your articles can be a great addition to your content for your users to help your site. In this video, we’ll cover two different ways to embed a PDF on your WordPress site.

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For the first method, we will be adding a link to download the file. You would want to start by uploading the PDF to either your WordPress media library or a file upload site, in this tutorial we will be uploading to WordPress directly.

For WordPress, we will click edit after uploading the file and copy the file URL. Next, we will go to the post or page we would like the file to be included on and paste the URL in the editor or, how we handle it in the guide, add a link to some of our text that when clicked will go to the download page. Now when the user goes to that link it will pull up the PDF with the option to download at the top of the page.

For the second method, we will be using a plugin called PDF Embedder found below:

With the plugin installed and activated, you can go under Settings, PDF Embedder to set up andy specific customizations you would like for the embed on your site.

When you visit the post or page you would like to have your embed on you will now have the option to use a PDF Embedder block, select a file in your media library or upload a new file to embed. Now when you go to a post or page with your embed there will be an on page embed with the PDF content on your site.

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  • Brick Tamland on August 13, 2020

    is there a way to add a print button to the embedder?

  • R Garlin on August 14, 2020

    Thank you – very helpful!👍

  • mirmamun on August 22, 2020

    fantastic tips thanks a lot

  • Scott Knitter on August 23, 2020

    I'm being asked to post two PDF documents on our site but make them non-downloadable. I warned the requester than anything that shows up on the user's screen can be captured somehow but that there might be a way to make it difficult to download the PDF as a document?

  • Beni MAMPUNINA on October 2, 2020

    thank you for this excellent tutorial about embedding PDF to a wordPress web site

  • Rajat Pharmatechian on October 31, 2020

    Thanks a lot …. Love from india 👍🏻

  • Bruce Evans on February 24, 2021

    I'd like to embed a fillable pdf document in to my website that is part of the page, not a separate document.

  • KSPRING on February 27, 2021

    hello, can I use this plugin for the classic editor?

  • Md. Shahatab Uddin on March 16, 2021

    By the plugin, it's showing "Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page". Please help.

  • Emmanuel Howard on May 18, 2021

    very helpful!

  • Muhib Afridi on July 2, 2021

    Excellent explanation, even though I was removing the plugin but I watched all your video lol.

  • Is it used only with Post? I try use with LMS Plugin but not found it.

  • женя марков on July 21, 2021

    but how to make it all one page?

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