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PDF Viewer

Description

PDF Viewer is a WordPress plugin that allows you to embed PDF document on your site without using Flash plugin and only rely on JavaScript in order to work. This will make your website HTML5-compliant. This plugin is powered by Mozilla PDF.js script.

How to embed: Use shortcode like this [pdfviewer width=”600px” height=”849px” beta=”true/false”]http://full-url/document.pdf[/pdfviewer]

PDF.js is an HTML5 technology experiment that explores building a faithful and efficient Portable Document Format (PDF) renderer without native code assistance. The goal is to create a general-purpose, web standards-based platform for parsing and rendering PDFs. PDF.js development is community-driven and supported by Mozilla Labs.

Screenshots

  • PDF viewer in action.
  • Settings page for default values.

Installation

  1. Install from within WordPress plugin installer, or get from WordPress plugin repository
  2. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to Settings > PDF Viewer to set default values for the plugin.
  4. Create or edit any page (or post) and insert the shortcode [pdfviewer][/pdfviewer].

FAQ

Why there is a beta version?

Beta version contains latest updates but may need to be tested. You can try to use the beta version of the viewer if your document could not be rendered properly. You can also use the beta version on selected document only by using beta=”true” in the shortcode.

Is this supported on WordPress Multisite?

In simple words, YES. But if you are using domain mapping plugin, this only works when your backend URL is the same as the frontend. Means you have to make sure the document URL use the website public-facing domain name instead of the multisite domain.

Reviews

works with WP 4.8.1

LOVE IT 😀
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[pdfviewer width=”600px” height=”849px” beta=”true/false”]https://*****.pdf[/pdfviewer]

Useful plugin

After 3 month of usage i can say that it is one of the useful plugin and also i can give my rating as 5 stars.
Best plugin to display pdf files.

Works great

Easy to use and makes it much easier to view a pdf right on the post. It’s not mobile friendly, (if it’s only one page, there is a lot of gray space on mobile.) However, I was able to work around this with containers and css.

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Contributors & Developers

“PDF Viewer” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

0.1

  • Initial release.