I have been asked to help explain how to add a PDF file to a WordPress post or page. It’s actually pretty easy but just different enough from adding a hyperlink that it might need some explaining.
First off, just find out where you want the PDF to be mentioned. In this way, the PDF will be added as a text link in a post or page and we will ad the text during the upload process.
I’m going to add a PDF right after this sentence so I’ll click on the area with my mouse where I want the PDF text link to appear.
Put the Title of the PDF here
Next, I’ll go to the “Upload/Insert” area and choose “Add Media.”
1. Upload PDF Media
Now, find the file you wish to upload. Select the file and “Open” it. Now it will begin to upload.
2. Select File
Find the PDF on your computer.
3. Open file
Open the file
4. Select File URL
The “Title” is what text will show up as a link to the PDF on the post/page. By default, it will toss up the name of the file. Change it to match the text you would like to appear in the content.
Create the title and click "File URL" to have PDF open to the document
If the area to the right of the “Link URL” is blank, make sure to select a destination for the PDF. By choosing “File URL” the PDF will open correctly.
Last, but not least, save the file.
7. Save the File
Now the PDF will show up with a Text link, which we made in the title, as seen below. Click “Publish” to make the post live and you’re done.
8. The PDF File shows up