How To Embed A PDF In Your Elementor Site

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As a WordPress Blogger, you might have come across the need to embed a PDF in your blog post. This is an easy way to share your content with readers and give them access to information that can be hard to print out or access. With Elementor, this is pretty simple! Let’s show you how in just a few minutes.

Introduction

The easiest way to share your content with readers is to embed a PDF. The best part is that it’s not difficult. With the addition of Elementor, WordPress has made this process a lot easier than it used to be.

Elementor is an easy-to-use drag and drop page builder that allows you to create custom layouts for your blog posts quickly and easily. This tool lets you add widgets, place images or videos in any spot on the page, and even add sections that offer additional information about your blog post. In just a few minutes, you can have a fully-featured layout ready to go!

The good thing about using Elementor is that it gives you more control over how your blog looks. It eliminates the need for another third-party plugin because of its powerful design tools. Now you can make use of everything that WordPress has to offer without having to install additional plugins.

How to embed a PDF in your Elementor site

There are a couple of ways you could achieve this.

  1. By using a PDF Viewer plugin.
  2. By using Elementor Button (Not Recommended)

Now we will see each one by one.

Method 1: Embed a PDF using the PDF Viewer plugin

The first method is to use a 3rd party plugin called PDF Viewer.

What it does is that it will render the PDF as an HTML page from their servers.

When you click on this button, you will see the PDF rendered beautifully.

You can download this plugin from here.

In order to do that, follow these steps:

Step 1: Install and activate the plugin.

PDF VIEWER

Step 2: Go to the page you need to add the PDF and Edit it with elementor.

Step 3: Click on the “Add element” button and search for “PDF Viewer”.

PDF viewer 1

Step 4: Add the element to your page.

Step 5: Upload the file of your PDF in the box given (the same way you would upload the file of an image).

Step 6: Click on save! You can now embed your PDF using the “PDF Viewer” plugin.

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Method 2: Embed a PDF using Elementor Button

Now, if you are not comfortable with plugins or don’t want to install one, there is another way.

And that is by creating a button. Although this method has its own drawback.

This method is not recommended by most developers out there. And that is because it will not render the pdf.

It is just a button and it will simply open the pdf when clicked which is not at all preferred.

However, if you still want to do this: Here are the steps:

Step 1: Go to Media, upload the PDF, and copy the PDF URL.

Step 2: Go to the page you need to add the PDF and Edit it with elementor.

Step 3: Click on the “Add Element” button and search for “Button”.

Step 4: Add the element to your page.

Step 5: Insert the URL of your PDF in place of the URL field.

Step 6: Save! You can now view your PDF using the button.

Why do you need to embed a pdf?

Embedding a pdf in your post is the best way to share lengthy information that cannot be posted on your blog. It can contain anything from tutorials, manuals, etc.

Today people are more in favor of this method because they don’t have to download or print out the data. They can access it right away in their browser which enhances the readability of the content.

Conclusion:

So, in this article, we saw 2 ways to embed a PDF in your Elementor Site.

Method 1: Embed a PDF using the PDF Viewer plugin.

Method 2: Embed a PDF using Elementor Button (Not recommended).

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