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[Resolved] how do you use it

  • so i have downloaded both viewer and annotate and thought it would be accessible through the add media on dashboard, but nothing seems to work. i intended to use this to have a small thumbnail picture of a pdf file that people could click on to expand or read. website is stockmarketandi.com but the page im using it on is not yet published


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  • @chad1turner “nothing seems to work” because we are supposed to PAY and SUBSCRIBE to their service.

    On the post editor window you have the icon for this app. Clicking it will popup a window where you have to specify your subscriber info.

    Thumbs down for this plugin. WordPress.org should have a facility where we know BEFORE installing if it requires some paid subscription or one-time cost.

    @chad1turner here’s a simple and sweet way to view (and print) any document that can be viewed by Google Docs. Just insert a link as below in your post or page:

    <a href="https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=full/path/to/your-document-file-name" target="_blank">
    <img src="full/path/to/your/thumbnail-image" />

    Make sure that your URL or SRC file name starts with http and ends with the document extension, for example:

    Plugin Author groupdocs


    Hi Chad,

    Many thanks for getting in touch.

    Please find instructions related to installation and usage by checking the following link:


    Please feel free to contact us via our zendesk support desk or via email if you have any other queries.

    Many thanks,

    The GroupDocs Support Team

    Plugin Author groupdocs


    Hi Itssri,

    Thanks for your comments.

    “@chad1turner “nothing seems to work” because we are supposed to PAY and SUBSCRIBE to their service.

    Thumbs down for this plugin. WordPress.org should have a facility where we know BEFORE installing if it requires some paid subscription or one-time cost.

    We currently offer a 14 day free trial to our Individual plan, where you don’t have to enter credit card details, and once that expires, we have a Limited Free plan. Regarding subscribing, like the majority of services it’s necessary to register before usage to avoid abuse.

    Many thanks,

    The GroupDocs Support Team



    Forum Moderator

    Perhaps you could add this information to the plugin’s page?

    Plugin Author groupdocs


    Hi esmi,

    Thank you for your post. We will update the plugin’s page as soon as possible with all helpfull information. Also we are planning to add some links to documentation resources.

    Many thanks,
    The GroupDocs Support Team

    Hey itssri

    thanks for the info although i understand what you are trying to say i dont know actually how to do it. i put the code in a post and it shows up on the page. i have worked with html before but i used ftp to move pages back in forth from my hard drive to the real site. I and actually just found the location that all of my php files are under with blue host. which is another long question that i have, but in the mean time, could you help with the format since my site is stockmarketandi.com and the file is DHR pic that is currently in my media file as a pdf. what would that link look like with this information thanks Chad


    I don’t think you can do this via FTP as the posts/pages content is stored in the database.

    Assuming that your pdf file is named DHR-pic.pdf and the thumbnail image file is DHR-pic.jpg and both these have been uploaded using the WordPress media uploader; In the post editing window, switch to the “Text” mode. Then copy and paste below code where your thumbnail needs to be.

    <a href="https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.stockmarketandi.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/DHR-pic.pdf" target="_blank">
    <img src="http://www.stockmarketandi.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/DHR-pic.jpg" />

    ok so that leads into my second question, where is the code for my site. my host says i should make changes to it from the dashboard, but i cant seem to find it. im assuming when i find it then the issue we have been talking about will be inserted into that code. yes? thanks

    so i tried your fix i get a picture icon but it is not my picture. just to clarify i downloaded a pdf file with the media downloader and in the file it says dhr pic (and underneath that it says pdf). so there may not be a “pic” named dhr just the pdf file?

    If there is just the pdf file, you can remove the image statement. Instead place the anchor text in its place:

    <a href="https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.stockmarketandi.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/DHR-pic.pdf">
    Click here to View DHR-pic

    BTW, which page/post are you putting this link on?

    cool that seemed to work once i published the page. thanks again you’re by far the best member/moderator that i have come across.

    i would however like to know where my php pages are located that everyone keeps telling me i need to alter to tweek my site.

    All the tweaking that needs to be done would be in files located within these folders:

    You can also do the tweaking via:
    WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Editor
    WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Editor

    Bad form to have no mention of the Paid service in the initial Description page of the plugin info.

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