Support » Plugin: PDF Embedder » Shortcode is adding to the Address

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    Hi @lestexas60,

    That is not the normal behaviour when inserting the PDF Embedder shortcode using the PDF Embedder or Classic editor blocks.

    When using a theme that has a module based layout builder such as Elementor, WPBakery, etc. you need to use a Text, HTML, Raw Code, or Shortcode module to insert the PDF successfully. Most of these drag and drop editors use their own propriety method to access the Media Gallery with breaks the automatic shortcode insertion by the PDF Embedder plugin. You will need to add this manually to your content. I would suggest keeping your Media Gallery open in another browser tab for convenience.

    With the layout editor, use a module that supports plain text, raw HTML, or code:

    1. Manually enter [pdf-embedder url=" "],
    2. From your Media Gallery tab, select the PDF you want to embed and copy the File URL (triple click to highlight, Ctrl+V / right-click copy),
    3. Paste the URL into the shortcode,
    4. Publish the page / post.

    This method will add the required shortcode to embed the PDF so that the PDF will be displayed in the viewer on the front end of your site.

    Just as an FYI, when I tried to follow the URL to your PDF I got a 404 Not Found error. If the PDF can not be navigated to in the browser, then the plugin can also not access it to display it.

    If you have any other questions, please feel free to send an email to as we may not see messages posted here to respond in a timely fashion.


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