Hello peoples, do you want to add PDF file in your WordPress website? Then you are at right place. In this article, I will discuss how you can embed your PDF file very easily in WordPress website.
We all know by default WordPress dashboard doesn’t embed PDF files in the blog posts as like embedding audio, video, picture, and other media formats. It just embeds the pdf file as a downloadable link. That means maximum website visitors will leave the blog post for not viewing the PDF file easily. Secondly, many of the users will never come back to your website & then you will reduce your site’s pageviews as well as user engagement.
However, if you want users to view your PDF file openly & with many other features & layouts then you will just need to add PDF poster plugin to your WordPress site. “PDF poster” is one of the best PDF embedder plugin for WordPress. It is easy to use, user friendly & lightweight plugin. It is also fully responsive so that the embedded PDF file of the website is viewable on any size screen.
For ease of understanding, here is the detailed explained video tutorial of this plugin.
& If you’d prefer written instructions, just keep on reading.
How to Install and Set Up PDF poster
First, you need to install and activate the PDF poster plugin.
It is quite simple to add PDF files in your WordPress posts and pages with the help of PDF poster plugin. After installing & activating the plugin find out “PDF poster” option from WordPres dashboard sidebar menu. Then add one or more document from there. You will get Shortcode for every PDF document in the editor screen and PDF lists. Copy the shortcode & paste the shortcode in post, page, widget areas. & then publish it.
Lets describe briefly now about this plugin. We will start the instruction with new post.
First, hover your cursor on “PDF poster” option from sidebar menu & click on “add new pdf” option.
Then add the pdf title, upload the pdf file from your local computer.
You can change height, width of PDF file & other options from there.
& then save it.
Then copy the generated shortcode.
Next, go to add new post or your existing post. Search for “Shortcode” block & click it.
Then paste the copied shortcode in the block. & publish the post.
& Now see the result.
This plugin have 2 Gutenberg blocks. They are “pdf Poster” & “PDF Poster Selector”. These two block will provide same facilty, as like shortcode copying process.
Thats all about this plugin.I hope this article helped you to add pdf file in your website. You may also take a look at our other guideline articles & grow your website.