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PDF upload/link plugin (7 posts)

  1. jpepper
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Can anyone recommend a plugin so that a VERY non-technical user can upload and link to PDFs in pages and posts? Some pages and posts may include multiple PDFs.

    Thanks so much.

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I don't think you need any plugin for that.
    1. Upload the file (as you'd upload any file, e.g. an image)
    2. Make a link to its location while writing the post or the Page. (You have tool to make links in the Write admin subpanel).

    Which is the part you have difficulties with?

  3. dommega8
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    why don't use you upload the pdf's in zip format?

  4. jpepper
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for the input. Although it seems very easy to us, manually making a link may be trouble for my client. I envisioned some type of plugin that would create a file upload form in write post/page and maybe include a field for the title of the link. Each uploaded file (PDF) would then be 'magically' added to the bottom of the post as an unordered list. I think Basecamp does something like this (if you have ever used it).

  5. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Agreed, I would love to see a plugin that did this as well. Halfway through building a site, I've realised there's no easy way for the client to upload pdfs! Uh-oh!

    A plugin at http://www.wysiwygpro.com/wordpress.htm claims to handle PDF/Doc uploads, although you have to pay for it.

    I think you must be able to extend the TinyMCE wysiwyg interface to handle PDFs, so I'm going to search for some info on this...

  6. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Has anyone had any more luck with this?

  7. joand
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You can upload pdf's via the inline uploader. I had a problem when using the "send to editor" menu in the uploader, but I was able to drag and drop the pdf into the page or post to create a link to it.

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