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Have you ever wanted to incorporate a PDF into your website? Wonder no more! In this blog, we will discuss how to easily insert a PDF into your WordPress website in just a few easy steps.

Step 1: Upload the PDF File

The first step is to upload the PDF file that you want to use onto your WordPress website. To do this, go to “Media” in the left sidebar of your dashboard and select “Add New.” Click on the “Select Files” button and find the PDF that you want to use on your computer. Once you have found it, drag and drop it into the window or click on “Select Files” again. After that, click on “Upload Now” and wait for WordPress to process the file. When it is finished, click on “Edit” next to the file name so you can view its details page.

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Step 2: Copy and Paste URL

Once you are viewing the details page of your PDF file, copy its URL from the address bar at the top of your browser. Then open up a new tab or window and navigate back to where you were editing your page or post before uploading the PDF file. Find where you want to insert it within your content and paste in the URL that you just copied. Make sure that it is not linked (blue) by clicking away from it so that it reverts back to plain text before saving changes.

Step 3: Insert Shortcode

Next, wrap around shortcode which will look like


. This helps make sure that WordPress knows what kind of content is being embedded (in this case, a PDF). Be sure not to delete any part of this shortcode as shown above—it must be exact for everything else to work properly! Finally, save changes and preview them before publishing if necessary. You should now see an embedded version of your pdf document within your content!


Using WordPress makes inserting a pdf incredibly easy! All you need is an uploaded pdf file, its URL link, and an embedding shortcode wrapped around it – then voila! You have successfully inserted a pdf document into your website with ease. If you ever run into any issues while completing these steps or have any further questions about using WordPress for other tasks involving pdfs, reach out to our team here at Metric Marketing today! We would be happy to help get everything sorted out quickly!

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Alexey Seryapin
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