I covered this some in my other tutorial, How to Enter a Post in WordPress: The Basics, but I've been asked twice in the last few days how to put a PDF into a post (or page) so readers can download it.
This is great if you're offering your ebook for free, providing free printables or provide other downloadables. As an example, here's MyWeeklySchedule (its creation is familiar if you've read Tell Your Time).
First, create your PDF
You'll first need to create your PDF of course. I won't go into great detail about that here other than to say you can create a Micorsoft Word document and then Save As a PDF. If you don't have Word, you can use the free OpenOffice.org to do the same thing.
Once you've got your PDF, here's how you put it in a post:
Can't see the video? Watch it here.
- If you're writing a post, highlight the text in your post that you want readers to click to access the PDF.
- Click the "Add Media" icon at the top of your post window (and next to the "Add Image" icon) to upload your PDF.
- Choose your PDF from your computer and upload.
- Click "Insert into Post."
- (If you're not ready to write your post yet, click "Media" and "Add New" in the left column in your Dashboard to save for later. When you're writing your post, you'll follow the steps above except instead of selecting your PDF from your computer, you'll choose it from your Gallery or Library.)