How to Embed PDF Files in WordPress

Embedding a PDF into your WordPress posts or pages can be a useful way to display content for your website’s visitors. For example, if you want to share restaurant menus, tour itineraries, course materials, or ebooks, you could consider embedding this content as PDFs on your website. Visitors can then read, download, or print the PDF files as needed.

In this tutorial, we look at two quick and easy methods to help you upload and embed a PDF file in WordPress. We discuss installing and using the free WordPress plugin PDF Embedder, as well as a no-plugin option that involves embedding a PDF via Google Drive. Let’s get started.

1. Use a WordPress Plugin to Embed a PDF File

Using a WordPress plugin to embed a PDF file into a page or a post of your website is a method we would advise for WordPress beginners, as it is the quickest and easiest option. There are numerous plugins available for this job, each offering something slightly different:

  • PDF Embedder (free) – lets you upload PDFs and embed them straight into your website.
  • Embed PDF Viewer (free) – enables you to embed a PDF from the media library or from a third-party site via oEmbed.
  • Algori PDF Viewer (free) – lets you display PDF files on your website via the Gutenberg editor.

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