WordPress Tutorial – How To Upload & Link To A PDF, Microsoft Word Doc, Or Other Doc

WordPress Tutorial – How To Upload & Link To A PDF, Microsoft Word Doc, Or Other Doc


This beginner-level WordPress tutorial is an update of the existing tutorial on and YouTube called “WordPress Tutorial – How to Upload and Link to a PDF, Microsoft Word Document, Excel, PowerPoint or Other Doc Using WordPress”. That tutorial was done using an earlier version of WordPress. This tutorial uses WordPress 2.7.

This tutorial shows three things:
1) How to upload a PDF, Microsoft Word doc, PowerPoint, Excel or other Office-type document using WordPress 2.7.
2) How to insert a link to that document into a WordPress post or page. (Visitors to your site can click on the link to download or view the document.), and
3) that there are two things called “Media Library” in the WordPress 2.7 Dashboard, one of which has more information about the files in the Library than the other does. It’s helpful to see how you get to each of these Media Libraries because you can find the URL link for a file in only one of them, which can be confusing!

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11 Replies to “WordPress Tutorial – How To Upload & Link To A PDF, Microsoft Word Doc, Or Other Doc”

  1. Appreiate your insights. I have PowerPoint and .pdf’s along with audios and videos to upload. And I was happy for a refesher of how to do that. Cheers!.

  2. Hi, Love the information. However I am having trouble because the PDF I want to upload to WordPress is larger than 2M. How can I solve this problem besides altering the PDF?

  3. Excellent question. There is a WordPress plugin called “Search Everything” that might work. You could also create a WP page for each file that you want people to be able to find. Put as much content as possible from the file into the body of the page and give it a descriptive title. Then include a link to the file at the top and bottom of the page (or additional locations in the page). That page will show up in WP search results. You don’t need to include them in your main navigation.

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