Uploading a PDF file to your blog and linking to it is a very useful ability to have. PDF files can be opened by anyone who has the free acrobat reader software, and are a great way of formatting registration forms, contracts, event brochures etc.. You may want to add them in your Links or link to them from an image or text in a post. Here is how I go about uploading and linking to PDF files.
LINKING TO A PDF FROM WITHIN A BLOG POST
To Link to a PDF from within a blog post, click on the add image icon.
Select the PDF file and upload.
Once it is uploaded, click on the “Insert into post” button to insert a link to it directly into your post.
LINKING TO A PDF FILE FROM A LINK OR FROM AN IMAGE IN A POST
If you want to create a link to it from an image, or from within your LINKS, then, instead of clicking on the “insert into post” button, copy the LINK URL and then hit the “Save all changes” button.
You can then paste that URL into the web address of a link that you’ve created (see image below)..
Or, if you want to link to the PDF file from an image in a post, click on the image that you want to link the PDF to, and click on the insert link icon..
and add the LINK URL in the LINK URL field, clicking “Update” when you’re done.
ADDING A PDF FILE TO YOUR MEDIA LIBRARY
You can also add the PDF file directly to your media library by clicking on the “Add New” link under Media in your left hand navigation.
Select the PDF file from your computer.
Then click on the save changes.
Once a PDF file is in your library, to find out its URL so that you can link to it, click on the Library link under media.
Then click on the “View” link under the file that you want to get the URL of.
That will pull up the name of the PDF file, linked to the PDF file. Right click (if you don’t have a right click on your mouse, hold down the control key when you click) on the link and choose “Copy Link Location” from the contextual menu.
There are probably a slew of other ways to add PDF files to your blog posts. If you have your own version, please share by commenting on this post. Thanks!