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How to Provide PDFs on your Website

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Did you know that you can easily and quickly provide PDFs on your website for your readers to download? That’s right, you don’t have to use a third party service to upload and share PDFs. If the PDF is really big, you may need to use a service like Google Drive or Dropbox to store your file. Just keep that in mind before you proceed.

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How to Provide  PDFs on Your Website through A Hyperlink

  • Go to the page or post where the link to your document will be added.
  • Place your cursor where you want the link to the pdf to show
  • Click the “Add Media” button
  • Click “Select Files” or drag your PDF file into the upload box.

  • Once your PDF is uploaded you can enter the title you want to show in the “title’ box.
  • Under attachment display settings choose “Link To Media File”.  This will link your file to the title you entered.
  • Click the “Insert into Post” button
  • Your PDF will be hyperlinked to the title you created.

 

How to Provide  PDFs on Your Website through an Image

  • Create an image of your PDF. You can do this by taking a screenshot of it and cropping it.
  • Click the “Add Media” button
  • Click “Select Files” or drag your PDF file into the upload box.
  • Now, drag the image you created to the media file
  • Click on the PDF in your media library
  • Locate the “URL” box and copy the URL
  • Add the image you created to your post/page
  • Click on the image and select the hyperlink tool
  • Paste the PDF’s “URL” that you copied into the box
  • Don’t forget to hit update.

For more in-depth step by step instructions please watch the video below

 

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2 Comments

    1. Hi Jan,

      I probably wouldn’t go any larger than about a megabyte. If it’s any larger than that, you can use something like Dropbox to store the file.

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