How To Embed Document And PDF In WordPress

With EmbedPress, now you can easily embed documents and PDF into your WordPress website with just a single click. The ultimate embedding solution brings you a fully responsive EmbedPress PDF block for Gutenberg editor and an EmbedPress PDF widget to help you embed any PDF on the Elementor page builder.

Similarly, you will also get a ‘Document’ block and widget to help you embed documents in any format – be it a PowerPoint presentation, a spreadsheet, a Word document, or more. 

How To Embed PDFs In Gutenberg Editor Using PDF Block? #

Follow these steps given below to embed documents and PDF of any file type in your WordPress website using the Gutenberg editor.

Step 1: Insert EmbedPress PDF Block #

Create a new post or page from your WordPress dashboard and click on the ‘+’ icon on top of the web page or anywhere in your content area of the Gutenberg editor. Search for ‘PDF’ or ‘EmbedPress’, and select the EmbedPress PDF block, as shown below.

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Step 2: Upload Your PDF Or Document #

To embed your PDF or documents, simply click on the ‘Media Library’ button and choose the PDF that you want to embed on WordPress. EmbedPress will automatically upload the embedded PDF or document file into your post or page.

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Step 3: Edit & Publish Your PDF  #

You can add some customization and choose how you want to showcase your embedded PDF or document. You can adjust the width and height of your PDF from the options under the Block tab on your right-hand side. You can also toggle to hide the ‘Powered By EmbedPress’ text if you want.

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When you are done, publish and preview your WordPress content, and a fully responsive PDF or document file will be available for your website visitors to view. 

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How to Embed PDFs In Elementor Using PDF Widget? #

You can use EmbedPress with Elementor to embed documents and PDFs of any kind in your WordPress website by following the detailed steps below. 

Step 1: Insert The EmbedPress PDF Widget #

First, create a new page from your WordPress dashboard by navigating to Pages→ Add New and then click on the blue ‘Edit With Elementor’ button.

Then search for the ‘EmbedPress PDF’ or ‘EmbedPress Document’ element from under the ‘Elements’ tab in the editor’s side panel. Next, drag and drop this element anywhere on your page where you want to embed your PDF or document. 

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Step 2: Upload Your PDF On The Elementor Editor #

From the ‘Content’ tab on the side panel, you can choose the Document type from under the ‘Content Settings’ and then click on the media icon under the ‘Upload File’ section to upload your  PDF or document. EmbedPress will automatically embed the PDF into your website.

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Step 3: Edit & Publish Your PDF #

You can adjust the width and height of your PDF or document, and even choose the alignment from the Elementor Editor. You can also toggle to hide or show the ‘Powered By EmbedPress’ text.

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When you are done, click on ‘Publish’ and preview to see how a fully responsive and functional PDF or document has been embedded by EmbedPress.

How To Embed Documents In WordPress Using Document Blocks & Widgets? #

As mentioned earlier, EmbedPress also provides a Document Block for Gutenberg and a Document widget for Elementor to enable you to embed any type of documents you want website: PDF, DOC/DOCX, PPT/PPTX, XLS/XLSX, etc.

The steps to embed Document Block in your Gutenberg editor are the same as mentioned above for the PDF block. This time, you will only have to search for ‘Document’ to insert the block onto your editor, as shown below.

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Similarly, you need to follow the same steps mentioned above to embed the ‘EmbedPress Document’ widget in the Elementor editor. 

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Next, upload your required document and customize it as necessary. Once you have finished, simply publish the content and EmbedPress will embed a fully responsive document to your WordPress website, as shown below. 

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How To Embed PDFs In Classic Editor, Divi, Beaver Builder & Others? #

Using EmbedPress plugin’s exclusive feature Shortcode, you can easily embed PDFs in Classic Editor, Beaver Builder, Divi, Oxygen builder, and all other popular page builders. Follow this step-by-step guideline to embed PDFs in Classic Editor and other popular builders. 

Step 1: Upload Your PDF To Website #

If you want to embed PDF in Classic editor, you have to upload the PDF first. From your WordPress dashboard, go to Media → Add New. Then upload your PDF there, it will be instantly uploaded. Make sure, the PDF size is less than 300 MB. 

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Step 2: Collect Uploaded PDF URL  #

Now, you have to get the PDF URL. right after uploading the PDF, you will get the option to copy URL by clicking on ‘Copy URL to clipboard’. Or you can visit ‘Library’ from the Media tab and copy the PDF URL seamlessly. 

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Step 3: Convert PDF URL Into Shortcode #

Navigate to EmbedPress tab. From there, go to General → Shortcode. Paste your URL in the input field and click on the ‘Generate’ button. Then the shortcode will be created instantly. Now click on the Copy icon to copy the shortcode. 

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The PDF shortcode is ready to embed. Now you can paste the shortcode on Classic Editor and all other page builders. 

Step 4: Embed PDF Shortcode In Classic Editor #

To embed PDF shortcode in Classic editor, open a new page or post on the Editor. Then embed the PDF shortcode there and publish the page. The PDF will be instantly embedded. This is how easily you can embed PDFs in Classic Editor, Divi, and other page builders. 

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How To Add Custom Branding To Document & PDF Embeds?  #

EmbedPress also comes with the advanced feature to embed custom logo and CTA for your embedded documents and PDF and customize them further to match your brand. Check out this documentation to learn the procedure.

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With these simple steps, you can embed documents or PDFs, and add custom branding, instantly to your WordPress website with EmbedPress using the Gutenberg editor or the Elementor Editor.

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