BSK PDF Manager


Although the plugin called “PDF Manager” but it also can manage other files such as: pdf, zip, gz, rar, png, jpg, jpeg, gif, tif, tiff, swf, docx, xlsx, pptx, csv, crtfsv, pages, numbers, keynote, ies.

The plugin help you manage your PDFs / Files in WordPress. You may upload by categories and display by categories or show one special PDF / File.

It is easy to use. You just need add the shortcodes into the page / post where you want to show. Then it will show the PDFs / Files link in your page / post.

With widget feature you may show PDFs list in a widget area.

Please visit for documentations.

Check demos from:

Pro version available now! You may upgrade to pro version for more features.


  • Settings interface, you may support more file types there
  • Upload your PDF / File from computer or WordPress Media library
  • Categories manager interface


Activate the plugin then you can use either a shortcode [bsk-pdfm-pdfs-ul id=”ALL” order_by=”date” order=”DESC” target=”_blank”] to show all PDFs / Documents in date descending order. Or use [bsk-pdfm-pdfs-ul id=”8,9,10,11,12″ target=”_blank”] to show special PDFs / Documents.

Check here for more shortcode attributes and here for demos about this shortcode.

You may use [bsk-pdfm-category-ul id=”1″ show_cat_title=”yes” order_by=”date” order=”DESC”] to show all PDFs / Documents under the category of id 1 or [bsk-pdfm-category-ul id=”1,2,3″ show_cat_title=”yes” order_by=”date” order=”DESC”] to show all PDFs under categories of id 1, 2, 3 in date descending order.

Check here for more shortcode attributes and here for demos about this shortcode.

The plugin has a very easy admin page that allows you to manage categories and PDF documents.


Please visit for documentations or supporting.


November 7, 2019
Quick response and good feedback for a paid support customer - much appreciated.
September 25, 2019
Am trying to test the plugin to show to client to get approval but Free version does nothing. Shortcodes don't work and EVERYTHING has to be upgraded to PRO to be usable. Why can't you limit FREE version to 5 PDFs with all functions so people can actually test the usability of your plugin before purchase. See previous 1 star reviews. Shortcodes don't even work...can't even try out a 3 columns shortcode to show client what it would look like before getting PRO. Don't disguise a PAID plugin as Free. You are wasting people's time.
April 30, 2019
I've been an avid user of Bannersky Pro for over 5 years now and I can say it's the most versatile and reliable PDF management plugin for WordPress! I've used it in over 50 projects within the past 5 years and as well in some of my enterprise consulting! It's that good folks! I insist that you pickup the lifetime license at less than $100!!!
April 3, 2019
I was transitioning a regular site to WordPress and I had several hundred pdf files I needed to upload and display, organized in six different ways. Using basic WordPress, I could bulk upload, maybe even bulk differentiate (categories?). However, putting them on a page or pages, organized in groups/categories, seemed only possible if I manipulated the files manually, one by one...hundreds of them! I needed a plugin and I found BSK PDF Pro. The key here is the Pro version allows FTP bulk uploads, that bulk assign my categories. Then the plugin has real slick, easy to understand and use, short codes that display the files in any way I could think of. The plugin's outstanding functionality is only part of this. I could not figure out how to bulk assign categories to my files. I emailed support, not optimistic I'd hear back quickly. However, BSK support responded almost immediately! They stayed engaged with back and forth emails until they led me to the function I needed. They actually seemed to enjoy helping. So, great plugin and super support. Can't ask for more. .
February 18, 2019
The plugin does everything you'd want to with pdfs and recent upgrades mean it will also organise and display a host of other file formats. The shortcodes are easy to get your head around and the column display is spot on. Love the way you can upload big files through FTP or cPanel then import in - this has saved HUGE amounts of time and hassle with our large collection of newsletters and policy documents. Support shouldn't be needed but when it was Bannersky were prompt, efficient, understanding and patient. More importantly, they fixed the issue with speed. Best money I've spent on a plugin, and will keep renewing.
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“BSK PDF Manager” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Fixed the bug of target=”_blank” doesn’t work for category shortcodes

  • Fixed the bug of wrong link for no category

  • Backend interface improving

  • Compatible with WordPress 5.2.4

Pro version

  • Support bulk change documents title

  • Support bulk add documents from WordPress’ media library

  • Support recognize date from document file name

  • Support only have category and keywords in search bar

  • Fixed the bug of cannot use “add by FTP” when WordPress run on Windows server


  • Support extension filter

  • Support show PDFs / Documents count description, use show_count_desc=”yes” in shortcode to enable it

  • Fixed the warning message when edit a document

  • Compatible with WordPress 5.2.2


  • Support .doc file

  • Improve uploading file interface

  • Improve documents list interface

  • Fix widgets cannot sort by date correctly

  • Fix duplicate entries appear when do upgrading on some server

  • Remove PHP warnings

  • Compatible with WordPress 5.1.1


  • Fix the bug of removing data when upgrade to Pro version

  • Fix a bug of causing failed uploading

  • Compatible with WordPress 5.0.3


  • Fix bug when create new directory to upload PDFs

  • Update database structure to compatible with Pro version

  • Admin interface improved

  • Compatible with WordPress 5.0.2


  • Fix bug when upload PDF

  • Admin interface improved

  • Compatible with WordPress 5.0.1


  • Support more file types

  • Support order by PDFs id sequence

  • Support show all categories in one shortcode

  • Improve dashboard user interface

  • Remove category password feature from free version as it cannot work on some hosting

  • Compatible with WordPress 4.9.8

  • Compatible with PHP 5 & PHP 7


  • Ready for version 2.0

  • Fix PHP warnings

  • Compatible with WordPress 4.9.8

  • Compatible with PHP 5 & PHP 7


  • Add new shortcode parameter of nolist, set to yes will only output html a element.

  • Improve parameters compatibility

  • Compatible with WordPress 4.9.5


  • Fix small bug in widget

  • Use new singleton design pattern


  • Improve user interface

  • Compatible with WordPress 4.9.4


  • Add the feature to show all PDFs when use shortcode [bsk-pdf-manager-pdf showall=”yes”]

  • Compatible with WordPress 4.9.2


  • Fixed the bug of unclosed list tag when using widgets that for unordered lists


  • Add show category title option to widget

  • Fixed a small bug


  • Fixed the bug of bulk delete triggered when change category filter drop down


  • Change PDF widget title to use h2 tag.

  • Add open new target parameter to PDF widget.

  • Add PDF Category widget to show all PDF within given category.

  • Compatible with WordPress 4.7.3.


  • Fixed warning message.

  • Improved backend interface.

  • Add search feature on backend PDFs list page.


  • Fixed warning message.


  • Fixed the bug of putting an “/” slash at the end of the unordered list in widget.


  • Change Datepicker to use the latest jQuery UI theme css
  • Security improvement
  • Support show PDF as ordered list


  • Make shortcode support new attributes.
  • Fix the bug that only show one category even there are multiple ids.


  • Fix a small bug.


  • Change PDF file name to XXXX_ID.pdf.


  • Fix two warnings & make users who above Editor can add / edit PDFs.


  • Fix the bug of cannot delete PDF item or category.


  • Fixed a typo.

  • Support out PDFs in a dropdown(select).

  • Make date for category and PDF item editable.

  • Support setting the number of most recent PDFs.


  • Fixed a small bug.


  • Changed order by parameter, now you may include orderby=”title” or orderby=”filename” or orderby=”date” to order all PDF, also can be order by PDFs’ id sequence.


  • Fixed the bug of wrong output when category doesn’t have a PDF.


  • Widget supported now.

  • Support wordPress site with subdirectory installation.

  • Changed special PDF list from <p> tag to <li> tag, only return PDF link is possilbe. Support multiple PDF id and category id, so show all PDFs in one list is possible.

  • Changed backend interface.


  • Support PDF list order by Date, Title and File Name.


  • Fixed several small bug.

  • Support order by in admin dashboard.

  • Hide category title when list PDF.


  • Add option to open PDF document in new window.

  • Show shortcode in Categories page and PDF Documents page. For convenience user just need copy and paste it to where you want to show the PDF documents.

1.0.0 First version.