How to Add a PDF Download to Posts in WordPress

To add a PDF to a WordPress post, from the left-hand navigation menu in WordPress:

  1. Click Posts>Add New.
  2. Click on the Add Media button above the text box.
  3. Drag your desired PDF file from your computer and drop it into the WordPress upload screen, or click Upload Files > Select Files.
  4. When desired files have been added, click Insert into post.

A link to the PDF file will be included in your post.

Rename the Link

  1. In the visual editor in WordPress, highlight the text (link).
  2. Change the text to what it needs to say.
  3. Click > Preview to view changes.
  4. Click > Publish when complete.

Downloading and Reading PDF Files in WordPress

To download the uploaded file, right click on the newly created link and choose Save As.

To open/read the file, right click on the newly created link and choose Open in New Tab. The .pdf file should open automatically.