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still cannot see pdf after it's uploaded - only the link (5 posts)

  1. BIKEmpow
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Otto's good news (http://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-to-upload-a-pdf-file-into-a-post-or-page?replies=25) gets me to the point of seeing the LINK, but it does not let visitor see the pdf IN THE PAGE.

    Is there a way to do this? I'm using 2.7.1

    Your detailed reply very welcome!

    Brian

  2. Michael Bishop

    Posted 3 years ago #

    First, if you are using version 2.7.1 of WordPress, you should seriously consider upgrading. That is very old and certainly a security risk.

    Second, there's no fool proof way to display the actual pdf "in the page". That is browser dependent. One option would be to make a .jpg of the .pdf, and upload that as well. Then make the .jpg *link* to the .pdf.

  3. 123milliseconds
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

  4. BIKEmpow
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the replies / recommendations.

    When I upgrade from 2.7.1 to the current version - are there functionality changes on the back end / visible changes to viewers?

  5. Michael Bishop

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just a note on those links. The first may not be supported in the latest version of WP, and the second is I believe not supported in the latest version of WP, as the embed media button was removed. So mileage may vary.

    There are definitely a lot of changes since that version when upgrading, so you may want to look into what has changed. Definitely be sure to follow proper upgrading proceedures.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Updating_WordPress

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