If you are reading this article today, that means you have been wondering how you can embed or upload any PDF file into your content without doing any coding. I have written something about what I discovered on the internet when I was also curious about how to go about this in the past.
There is a tool that has been developed which has made this possible to be done by any content marketer, especially people who are newbie like me that are really looking for a way out. The Upload PDF file and embed them plugin will aid you to embed any PDF file straight into your website just like adding images. PDF will be automatically sized to their natural size and shape if the width available is too big.
Even if other plugins use similar technology, they will insert the PDF file itself into an ‘iframe’ which means they do not get the flexibility oversizing
There is no button for users to download the PDF in the free version of the plugin, but this is available in the Premium versions along with other extra features. Hyperlinks in your PDF will only be clickable in the Premium versions.
Once you installed and activated the plugin, just click on Add Media from any page or post, just like adding an image, but drag and drop a PDF file instead. When you insert into your post, it will appear in the editor as a ‘shortcode’ as follows: You can change the default appearance; e.g. width, and toolbar position/appearance through Settings -> PDF Embedder.
Extra Premium Features in the PDF file Embedder WordPress Plugin
- Download button in the toolbar
- Continuous scroll between pages
- Hyperlinks are fully functional
- Fullscreen mode
- Edit page number to jump straight to page
- Track number of downloads and views
- Removes wp-pdf.com attribution from the toolbar
- Secure option difficult to download original PDF
Mobile-friendly embedding using PDF Embedder Premium
The WordPress plugin-free version of the plugin should work on most mobile browsers, but it will be cumbersome for users with small screens. it is difficult to position the document entirely within the screen, and your users’ fingers may catch the entire browser page when they’re trying only to move about the document.
PDF file embedder plugin premium version can solve this problem with an intelligent ‘full screen’ mode. When the document is smaller than a certain width, the document displays only as a ‘thumbnail’ with a large ‘View in Full Screen’ button for the user to click when they want to study your document.
This will open up the document so it has the full focus of the mobile browser, and the user can move about the document without hitting other parts of the web page by mistake. Click Exit to return to the regular web page.
Your reader can also touch and scroll continuously between all pages of the PDF which is much easier than clicking the next/prev buttons to navigate.