How to add a PDF to a page as a link?

add media

1. Navigate to the page that you want to add the PDF link and open the edit options.  Click “Add Media” button on the page you are adding your PDF link to.

upload files

2. Using the Select Files button (or by dragging and dropping your files in), select your PDF and click the open button.

PDF Link Text


3.  After it uploads in the add media window, there will be a “checked” checkbox on the file and you’ll see an Attachment Details area (in gray to the right; see figure 3). If you’re uploading multiple files they will all have checkboxes. The active file that’s displaying the attachment details on the right will have a highlighted blue checkbox.  See figure 2 above for the checkbox example.

4. In the File Title field name the PDF how you’d like the text to appear on the site (figure 3).

5. Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 1.29.59 PMThen click “Insert into Page” in the media file window.  This will close the window and insert the PDF Link.

6. Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 1.30.11 PMThe editing page will now show the PDF file as a link.  See the example screenshot on the left: “This is the PDF Link TEXT.”

7. To edit the PDF Link text click into the link by putting the curser between the P and D in this example: PDF and writing in your text around it: Publication D.

You have successfully attached a pdf as a link. When you click on the word you chose to link (example below “PDF”) your pdf will open:

Publication Example:

Web Services 2015. “How to add a PDF to a page as a link?.” WordPress Review 77(5):780. PDF