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  • Resolved Jay Collier


    When I embed a PDF, I only see a link to the PDF, but no embed.

    Query Monitor shows missing dependencies:


    We are using the Classic Editor plugin.

    Is there any way to resolve this issue without requiring Gutenberg?

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  • Plugin Support WP-PDF Support


    Hi @jcollier,

    You do not need to use the Gutenberg editor, you can use the Classic editor and the process of embedding a PDF would be the same as it was prior to the WP 5+ updates. Within the content field:

    1. click on the Add Media button,
    2. select your PDF,
    3. in the Link To: menu, select None (may say embed directly),
    4. click the Insert to Post button

    You should now see the shortcode [pdf-embedder url=”path-to-pdf.pdf”]. If after doing this process you see a link rather than the embedded PDF, you will need to do some further troubleshooting to determine what is causing the PDF scripts from being loaded. This is most often due to a conflict with another plugin or your theme. We have a troubleshooting guide here.

    Apologies for the missing dependencies message—that was put in in anticipation of the blocks editor but not needed in the end. The developers will be removing this; it will have no effect on the plugin functionality in the meantime.

    If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to send us an email to as we may not see the forum posts in a timely fashion.


    Thank you!

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