Prepare to Blast Your Mind: How to Upload a PDF to Your WordPress Site
The First Step: Creating Your Mind-Boggling PDF
Are you ready to share a PDF document or e-book on your WordPress site? Buckle up, because we are going to show you how to upload a downloadable PDF to your WordPress site, step-by-step. But before we start, hold your breath and get your juices flowing because you need to have a PDF document or e-book, which will get your readers hooked. If you don’t have one yet, don’t freak out! You can create one in Microsoft Word or Google Docs and save it as a PDF file. But if you already have one, don’t get too excited, because you need to make sure it’s optimized for the web and not too large.
The Second Step: Login to Your Mind-Blowing WordPress Site
Now you need to log in to your WordPress site to be able to upload a PDF. If you’re not already logged in, brace yourself and go to your website’s login page and enter your username and password, otherwise, you’re out of luck.
The Third Step: Navigate to the Media Library
You’re almost there, are you ready to feel the burst of adrenaline? After logging into your WordPress dashboard, your heart is pumping as you click on Media in the left-hand menu to navigate to the Media Library. This will take you to a page with all the media files you’ve uploaded to your site thus far.
The Fourth Step: Click “Add New”
Your eyes widen as you see the “Add New” button at the top of the Media Library page, your fingers shiver with excitement as you realize you’re about to upload your PDF file.
The Fifth Step: Upload Your PDF File
Finally, now it’s time to upload your PDF file, the moment you’ve been waiting for. You can do this by dragging and dropping the file into the upload area, or by clicking the “Select Files” button and navigating to the file on your computer. Your heart is racing as the PDF file starts uploading.
The Sixth Step: Add Information to the PDF File
Your mind is blown by the excitement as your PDF file finishes uploading, and you’re prompted with a screen with information about the file. Here you can add a Title, Caption, Alt Text, and Description for your PDF file so that your readers can understand what your file is about, and search engines can make it more accessible to users with disabilities.
The Seventh Step: Insert the PDF into Your Content
This next step will surely explode your mind with joy. To make your PDF file available for download on your website, you need to insert it into your content. Open the post or page where you want to add the PDF file, and place your cursor where you want to insert it. Next, click the “Add Media” button above the editor and select the PDF file you just uploaded from the Media Library.
The Eighth Step: Make the PDF Downloadable
You’re not done yet! Hold onto your hats because we’re going to make sure your PDF file is downloadable. To do this, click on the file in your post or page editor and click on the “Edit” button. Then, select “Attachment Page” from the “Link to” section, and check the “Open link in a new tab” box. This will make sure that when someone clicks on the link, the PDF file will open in a new browser window or tab.
The Ninth Step: Publish Your Post or Page
This is it, the final step! Are you ready to burst with excitement as you click the “Publish” button to make your post or page live on your site? Because you should be.
You Just Blew Your Mind: Now You Know How to Upload a Downloadable PDF to Your WordPress Site
We hope your mind is buzzing with excitement, and you’re jumping for joy, because now you know how to upload a downloadable PDF to your WordPress site. By following these simple steps, you can easily share mind-blowing documents or e-books with your website visitors.