How to Display PDF in WordPress

How to Display PDF in WordPress

Are you looking to add PDF file to your WordPress post/Pages but do not know how to do it? Keep reading this post because in this post I will explain How you can easily embed PDf file into your Post/Pages.

What is PDF?

PDF stands for Portable Document Format which is one of the most popular document formats to share the document over the internet. A PDF can even be password protected so that no one steals or modifies the document. 

The PDF is now an open standard, maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). PDF documents can contain links and buttons, form fields, audio, video, and business logic. They can be signed electronically, and you can easily view PDF files on Windows or Mac OS using the free Acrobat Reader DC software.

If you want to take advantage of those features and display PDF in WordPress, a WordPress PDF viewer is going to be your best option. In this post, I will explain how you can show PDF in a WordPress site.  

How to Display PDF in WordPress using Plugin-:

How to Display PDF in WordPress

PDF Embedder is an awesome plugin to show PDF file on your WordPress Website. you can read my post How to install a WordPress Plugin. It has more than 200,000 active installs on WordPress Plugin DirectoryYou can upload PDF to your website just like you upload images to your post PDFs will be automatically sized to their natural size and shape (or just fill the width available if they are too big). Optionally, you can specify a width and the correct height will be calculated automatically. The shape will be recalculated whenever the page is resized by the user.

The plugin has a unique method for embedding PDFs, using Javascript only, and not using iframes or third-party services. This gives a lot of flexibility over the appearance of your document. The free viewer currently has Next/Prev buttons to page through the document and zoom buttons.

PDFs are embedded within your existing WordPress pages so we have full control over the appearance, and all Javascript and other files are served by your own server (not by Google or any other third-party who may not be able to guarantee their own reliability). Even if other plugins use similar technology, they will insert the PDF itself into an ‘iframe’ which means they do not get the flexibility oversizing.

There is no button for users to download the PDF in the free version of the plugin, but this is available in the Premium versions along with other extra features.
Hyperlinks in your PDF will only be clickable in the Premium versions.

Silent Feature of PDF Embedder Premium version is as follows:

  • You can add Download button in the toolbar
  • You can add Continuous scroll between pages
  • Hyperlinks are fully functional
  • You can give Full-screen mode to your user
  • You can Edit page number to jump straight to page
  • You will be Track number of downloads and views
  • You can Remove wp-pdf.com attribution from the toolbar
  • It is Mobile-friendly

Conclusion-: In this post, I have explained in my best of my knowledge to embed PDF file in post/pages. PDF embedded free version is more than enough but their premium version is best to try if you need more feature in your PDF.

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Hi, I am Amar Patel from India. Founder, Author and Administrator of wpknol.com. I am a Simple Average Man who Loves life and Love living life.Professionally I am a Mechanical Engineer. Apart from my Job, I Love to write the things around WordPress WordPress CMS.

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