It doesn’t matter whether you’re working on a Blog or a Knowledge Base site, most of the times you need to upload and insert PDF files into one or more of your posts so users could read them without the need to download them. For a project we were working on, we had the chance to look for and, therefore, test different WordPress plugins on the internet, looking for a comfortable, functional and easy-to-use one. That’s how we got to find a simple but effective one called PDF Embedder.

pdf embedder installationIn case you are new to the WordPress world, here we provide the steps to install and activate:
– Go to Plugins > Add new
– Click on Upload Plugin and select the zip file from the Downloads folder afterwards.
– Click on Install Now and finally click on Active Plugin.

pdf embedder activation

Visit our Install and Update a Plugin in WordPress tutorial for more detailed information.

Now, a second step is to upload the file when working on your new post:

  • Click on the place within your post where you want to insert the file
  • Click on the Add Media button and then look for the PDF file
  • Finally, insert it into your post


Whenever you need to check or change the plugin configuration just go to Settings > PDF Embedder when logged in as wp-admin. Here you’ll find options to modify the Toolbar Location, Width and Height. Some other features to enhance the experience on mobile devices and add items like a Download Button are available only in Premium Versions.

If you happen to know other useful or perhaps better PDF plugins, feel free to send a message to us and we’ll love to learn from you.



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