WordPress – Adding Link To A PDF File

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In this video, I’m going to show you how to add a PDF as a link within a post or page.

Click on media, then Library

Click Add New

If you haven’t already uploaded the file, Click Select Files.

Browse to the file you need to upload.  Mine is located on the desktop and in the tutorials folder.  Once you’ve found the file, click on it.

Click on the Open button.

Click on the PDF that you uploaded.

Now you need to copy the URL for the PDF.  Over on the right of the screen, click in the box next to URL.

On your keyboard, click Control and A keys.  This should select everything within the URL box.

Now press the Control and C keys.  Or you can right click and select Copy.

Click the X to close out of this box.

Now you want to go to where you want to add the link to the PDF.  This will most likely be either Posts or Pages.  I’m going to add it to a post, so I will click on Posts.

Now I will find the Post I want to add the link to.  I currently only have one post so it’s easy for me to find.  If you have multiple pages of posts, you can add a search phrase into the search box in the top right corner to find it faster.  Once you find the post, click on it.

Find or add the text that you’d like to link the PDF from.  I’m going to select the text PDF Link to attach mine to.

Highlight the text you want to be linked.

Then click on the Hyperlink button on the formatting menu.

Click in the box next to URL and then Press Ctrl + V keys or right click and select Paste.

I’d recommend checking the box next to ‘Open link in a new tab’.  This is so that when the user closes out of the pdf, your website will still be open.

Now click the ‘Add link’ button.

Now that you’ve added your link, click on the update button to save your changes.

Or you can Preview the Changes before saving it, by clicking on the Preview Changes button.

To test to make sure the PDF is working correctly, click on the link you just created.  I will click on PDF Link.

It should open the PDF you just uploaded into a new tab.  If you didn’t save your changes in the previous step, you’ll want to close out of the preview page and go back to the WordPress admin area.

That’s it for this video.  We’ll see you in the next one.

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