Create a PDF download link/button in WordPress


Add a PDF file into a WordPress post or page with a link or button enabling the download of the PDF file

Task 1: – Upload the PDF file into your media gallery

  1. Click the media button in the toolbar
  2. Drag your pdf into the media section (See here for How to upload media into your wordpress (Images/PDFs etc)
  3. Click on the media you have just uploaded and copy the URL from the right
  4. Close the media section

Task 2: Create the link or button in the selected post or page:

  1. Identify the post/page in which you wish to add the link or button for your PDF file
  2. Open that Post/page
  3. Make sure that your editor is in “Visual mode” and not in “HTML mode
  4. For text: Use your cursor to highlight the text you want to make into a link.
    For Image: Select the image to you want to make into a link.
  5. Click on the “Insert/edit link” icon
  6. And paste the URL that you just copied (see Task 1) into the URL window.
  7. Click “Add link” button
  8. A link to the pdf file will be inserted into the page content
  9. If you wish to use a button then add one with the “Shortcodes Ultimate” plugin – see here for some instructions

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