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Links to PDF pages (6 posts)

  1. dcneuro
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I uploaded a few PDF pages to my medial library and would now like to link them as URL's form another page. How might I accomplish this? I previously had it set up with the PDF's uploaded to my root directory via my ISP FTP page, and simply linked them. I don't see a way to link a media item as a page.

    Thanks.

    BTY:
    http://www.dcneuro.net

  2. Chris Hardie
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Hi. When you uploaded the PDF a unique media URL was generated for where that PDF file now lives on your WordPress site. You should be able to view that URL by viewing/editing the PDF media entry in your admin area. Once you have that URL, you can link to it through the normal link insertion options during the editing of your page.

    For some possibly related tutorials/info, see also:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/uploading-documents/
    http://bloggingwithbeth.com/how-to-link-to-a-pdf-in-a-wordpress-post/
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-to-upload-a-pdf-file-into-a-post-or-page?replies=25

    Chris

  3. dcneuro
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    That is exactly what I presumed. However, when I tried that, it does not take me to the PDF. It simply takes me to a blank page with my theme. Here is the link:

    http://www.dcneuro.net/vertigo/dr-scopelliti-certifications/contact-dr-scopelliti/new-patient-forms/patient-information

  4. Chris Hardie
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I think you're probably linking to the "attachment page" instead of to the media file itself. WordPress creates a page for each media file/attachment, but it's not what you want to point people to for viewing the PDF itself. It looks like this is the URL you want to use:

    http://www.dcneuro.net/vertigo/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Patient-Information.pdf

  5. dcneuro
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    OK, I think I found it... over on the right side under "Find URL"

    How the heck did you do that???

  6. dcneuro
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Got it! Thanks.

    Most impressed at your finding it!!!

    Best...

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