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How to Link to a PDF in WordPress

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Are you looking for an easy way to link to a PDF on your WordPress website? You’ve come to the right place! Linking to PDFs can help boost engagement and provide valuable resources for visitors. With just a few simple steps, you can have your PDFs linked in no time. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Upload Your PDF Document

The first step is to upload the document that you want linked into WordPress. To do this, go ahead and open up the Media section of your dashboard. Once there, simply drag and drop the file from your computer or click “Add New” and select “Upload Files” from the drop-down menu. Once uploaded, make sure you copy the URL of the file for Step 2.

Step 2: Add Link on Your Page or Post

Now it’s time to add the link itself. Depending on where you are linking your document from, go ahead and open up either a post or page editor (or both if you plan on linking in multiple places). From here, simply highlight some text that will serve as the anchor text (the words people will click on) and click on “Link” in the formatting toolbar at the top of your editor window. In the pop-up window, paste in the URL of your file that was copied in Step 1, then click “OK” and save or publish changes depending on what type of page or post you are working with.

Step 3: Test Your Linked Document

Before publishing any changes live for visitors, it is always important that you test out links such as these just to be sure they are working correctly. To do this, open up a preview version of either page or post from within WordPress so that you can view it like any other visitor would see it before making it live online. Then simply click around each new link until you find yours—just make sure it opens up correctly without any issues or errors along the way!


Linking documents to pages or posts within WordPress is an easy process once you know how! By following these three simple steps outlined above—uploading your document, adding link reference(s), then testing out each one—you should have no problem creating links to PDFs quickly and easily within WordPress now too! If all else fails be sure to reach out for professional advice from Metric Marketing who specializes in website design and digital marketing initiatives like SEO & PPC Management services too! Good luck!

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