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[resolved] How to Upload a PDF file into a post or page?? (25 posts)

  1. jlamboy
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Just wondering if this is possible? Is there a plugin for this or do i have to download some type of program? thank you in advanced.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Within the Edit Post page, use the Add Media option (near the Add Image button) to upload pdf files.

  3. jlamboy
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    did that and is doesn't work!! Don't know if i need some type of program that would let me upload a .pdf file the same way i upload a .jpg file!

  4. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 4 years ago #

    PDF files can be uploaded just like JPGs by default. That's all there is to it. It doesn't have any code preventing you from doing that.

  5. jlamboy
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I don't know if i'm doing something wrong or not! But i Uploaded the pdf file into a post but i cant see it! It does everything like if it was uploading but when i insert it into the post or page it doesn't show! Has anybody had that happen to them before?

  6. mysitewizardorg
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Using 2.8 I have the same results as jlamboy. Select image icon/browse my computer/select .pdf/ upload/publish. Results= Show the title which is clickable. But .pdf file does not show or downloaded (what are the results that I should expect anyhow?). I see 'transferring data from youtube' then its done. Try it at: http://www.mysitewizard.org/blog/?p=287
    No joy. New solutions would be appreciated.
    Carol

  7. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Well, uploading it is one thing, but then you have to actually put the link to it into the post. That's what the insert button is for, to insert the link into the post you're making.

  8. jlamboy
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    thank you Carol i thought i was alone here with this one!

  9. jlamboy
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @otto42
    1) I uploaded the .pdf file.
    2) I inserted the .pdf file to my post or page.
    3) It doesn't appear!
    4) What do i do after that!

  10. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Back up to step 3: What doesn't appear?

    The link is just a link to the PDF file. Beyond that I have no idea what you're talking about or what you're expecting to happen here.

  11. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Here's as detailed as I can possibly be:

    1. Add new post.
    2. Click "Add Media" button.
    3. Using the file selection thing, select your PDF and click the upload button.
    4. After it uploads, you'll have this new section that shows a Title, Caption, Description, and Link URL. Fill in any of the fields the way you want.
    5. Click "File URL".
    6. Click "Insert into Post".

    What you'll now get in your post will be a link to that file. Write the rest of your post and publish it.

    Where is this going wrong for you?

  12. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    And just to state the obvious, if you leave the Title field blank, you will still get a link. You just won't be able to see it on the page.

  13. mysitewizardorg
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Still not working for me. Using Otto42s details I completed the following:
    1. Add new post.
    2. Click "Add Media" button.(me:last of 4 icons, look like star burst)
    3. Using the file selection thing, select your PDF and click the upload button.
    No: It doesn't upload. I wait and where the pdf name appeared before clicking on Upload now the file selection area goes blank. I've tried different sizes of .pdf.

    Otto42 are your using WP 2.8.2 or earlier?
    Carol

  14. IMC
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm wondering if this has to do with the size of the file. I've tried numerous ways to add a PDF to our blog (add as image, add as media) with no luck. I have noticed that the files I'm trying to add are more than 9,000 kb. Not sure if this has anything to do with it but I've been able to add PDF files in the past with no problems.

    I get to the point where I add the file to from my computer using Browser Uploader, select the file, click upload and wait for 2 minutes to see nothing happens. No prompt to change the titles or add the image to post. There is really no way to shrink the file as it was scanned in.

    Anyone find a work around?

  15. aredorange
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    same problem as jlamboy, mysitewizardorg, IMC... tried different possibilities to post a PDF and it doesn't work... it uploads fine but does not appear in the post... how many people have to report exactlty the same problem in order to get a proper solution?

    Using Atahualpa 3.4.2 and WP 2.8.4 here...

  16. waynesl
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I believe that what most of us expect/hope for is to see the image inline with the text of the post.
    The uploader window contains an illustration of a page with text flowed around a picture, and that's what we intend- not just a clickable link to the file. Is that what WordPress intends to provide? If so, then our blogs are not doing it. Does WP only allow the insertion of a clickable link? If so, then the <caption> and <description> fields, etc. seem useless.

  17. duzimage
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Well, jumping into the conversation.. don't know if this is what other users where looking for but what I was hoping is to find a plugin that enables users/readers to actually see and scroll through pages of the pdf file without downloading it. Is there the way to have this???

  18. buttercup76
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks so much! I just used the detailed instructions posted by Otto42 and they worked perfectly. I was able to add the link to my post without any problems. Your instructions were very easy to follow and helped me do something I'd been trying to figure out before without much success.

  19. scoob666
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I struggled with uploading a PDF file at first, but after carefully reading otto's instructions it worked perfectly, before hand i was only posting a word with (no link) then figured out i had not clicked "file URL" which is where most of you are going wrong i think.

  20. sarum
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I struggled too
    and searched and searched the forums
    otto's post is the only one i found that said "5. Click "File URL"."

    funny how simple it was after i read and did that
    hours of searching and problem solved.

    now on to the next huge problem lol
    im sure there will be one.

  21. beautytipsat40
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Otto42...........you rule...........easy instructions with the right results.......kuddos

  22. Spencer Hill
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    JJamboy - I had this same issue and after logging into the server I saw WordPress had been creating the uploads directory in the wrong location in the root. This is because I transferred my site from the production server to the live server and somehow made a mistake when I changed the website's path throughout the WordPress files. Could this be what you experienced?

  23. hojoejoshmoe
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    everything looks fine prior to posting for me, but when i go to the actual page.. i see the text that should be a link but it is not hyperlinked to the pdf.

    If i go back into my admin console and click the options to "view post" or "preview changes" it's there..hyperlinked text and all that when you click it goes to the pdf.

    But when i go to the site where it is with other posts... just the text

  24. greatdanemaniac
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Also there is a plugin called iPaper, that creates little thumbnails of the pdf as well. A little problematic in uploading though, because you have to upload within the admin first, and in the post link it to the file using the iPaper function.

    I really recommend downloading iPaper!

  25. JohnPye
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks
    Otto42 instructions worked fin for me.

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