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PDF Embedder

Embed PDFs straight into your posts and pages, with intelligent resizing of width and height. No third-party services or iframes required.

Upload PDFs and embed them straight into your site - just like adding images! PDFs will be automatically sized to their natural size and shape (or just fill the width available if they are too big). Optionally, you can specify a width and the correct height will be calculated automatically. The shape will be recalculated whenever the page is resized by the user.

The plugin has a unique method for embedding PDFs, using Javascript only, and not using iframes or third-party services. This gives a lot of flexibility over the appearance of your document.

The free viewer currently has Next/Prev buttons to page through the document, and zoom buttons.

PDFs are embedded within your existing WordPress pages so we have full control over appearance, and all Javascript and other files are served by your own server (not by Google or any other third-party who may not be able to guarantee their own reliability). Even if other plugins use similar technology, they will insert the PDF itself into an 'iframe' which means they do not get the flexibility over sizing.

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.

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Usage

Once installed and Activated, click 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:

[pdf-embedder url="https://mysite.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Plan-Summary.pdf"]

You can change the default appearance - e.g. width, and toolbar position/appearance through Settings -> PDF Embedder.

To override your site-wide defaults on an individual embed, see the Plugin Instructions for information about sizing options plus other ways to customize the shortcodes.

Extra Premium Features

  • Download button in the toolbar.
  • Hyperlinks are fully functional.
  • Full screen mode.
  • Page turning arrows when hovering over edges of PDF.
  • Edit page number to jump straight to page.
  • Track number of downloads and views.
  • Removes wp-pdf.com attribution from the toolbar.
  • Mobile-friendly.
  • Secure option - difficult to download original PDF.

See wp-pdf.com for details!

Mobile-friendly embedding using PDF Embedder Premium

The 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...

Our PDF Embedder Premium plugin solves 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 opens 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.

See our website wp-pdf.com for more details and purchase options.

Protect your PDFs with our secure premium version

Our PDF Embedder Premium Secure plugin provides the same simple but elegant viewer as the premium version, with the added protection that it is difficult for users to download or print the original PDF document.

This means that your PDF is unlikely to be shared outside your site where you have no control over who views, prints, or shares it.

Optionally add a watermark containing the user's name or email address to discourage sharing of screenshots.

See our website wp-pdf.com for more details and purchase options.

PDF Thumbnails

Our PDF Thumbnails plugin provides automatically generates fixed image versions of all PDF files in your Media Library, to use on your site as you wish.

You can use them as featured images in posts containing an embedded version of the PDF, or as a visual clickable link to download the PDF directly. It also displays the thumbnail as the ‘icon’ for the PDF in the Media Library, making it easy for authors to locate the PDFs they need to insert in a post.

See our website wp-pdf.com/thumbnails/ for more details and purchase options.

With thanks to the Mozilla team for developing the underlying pdf.js technology used by this plugin.

Requires: 3.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.7.2
Last Updated: 3 months ago
Active Installs: 80,000+

Ratings

4.8 out of 5 stars

Support

4 of 4 support threads in the last two months have been marked resolved.

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