Link to a pdf

Linking to a pdf which is on another website is just like making any other link:

  • you edit the page or post where you want to place a link,
  • type and select the text which you want to be the link, click the ‘link’ button, and
  • paste the URL of the pdf into the address window.
  • Check the box to open in a new window if you want to do this, which is usually nice.

To link to a pdf which is on your website, you need to upload the pdf first, by clicking on the ‘Upload/Insert’ button…

  • Once a pdf is in your media library, if you ‘edit’ it you will see that one of its attributes is called ‘File URL’.
  • Select all of that and copy it.
  • Then get back to the page or post and select the text which you want to be the link,
  • click the ‘link’ button, and
  • paste the URL of the pdf into the address window.
  • Check the box to open in a new window if you want to do this.

Here is a YouTube video showing how to do this (apologies for the advertising):

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