How to Add a PDF to Your WordPress Site

Lets say you want to add an article to your WordPress site. You want it to print “just right” so pasting it into a new page or post won’t work. What’s the best solution? Use an Adobe PDF file to make it print just right. Don’t know how to do that? Here is a simple guide.

There are two stages to add PDF files to your pages.

  1. Make the PDF (if you already have the PDF then you can skip to stage 2)
  2. Upload the PDF to wordpress

Here is a quick guide:

How to Make a PDF (Mac)

  1. Open your document in Microsoft Word (or whatever word processor you use)
  2. Go to file -> print
  3. Click PDF (Instead of selecting your default printer )
  4. Click Print -> Save as PDF
  5. Pick a file name and location for your new PDF (The easiest place to find the file is either in Documents or on your desktop)
  6. Open the PDF in Preview to make sure the PDF looks just right
  7. Your done :-)

How to Make a PDF  (Windows)

  1. Download CutePDF (free)
  2. Install CutePDF (you may need to reboot your computer)
  3. Open your document in Microsoft Word (or whatever word processor you use)
  4. Go to file -> print
  5. Select the CutePDF printer (Instead of selecting your default printer )
  6. Click Print
  7. Pick a file name and location for your new PDF (The easiest place to find the file is either in My Documents or on your desktop)
  8. Open the PDF in Acrobat Reader to make sure the PDF looks just right
  9. Your done :-)

How to Upload a PDF to WordPress

Step 1

Open up the wordpress post/page you want to add the PDF to
OR
Create a new post/page by clicking Write

Step 2

Click add media. Its the sun looking icon inside the red circle.

Step 3

Click Choose files to upload

Step 4

Select the PDF you want to upload.

Step 5

  • Type in a title, caption and description (optional)
  • Click Insert Into Post

Your Done!

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Jarrett Gucci
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Jarrett Gucci is the owner of Dynasty Web Solutions. A full service Internet presence provider specializing in WordPress development for business owners. Jarrett Gucci along with his team of professionals have designed over 400 WordPress websites. Jarrett Gucci believes strongly in creating websites that are unique, functional and generate referrals.

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