Do you want to add PDF files to your WordPress site?
If yes, this guide is for you.
By default, WordPress does not have the ability to embed or generate PDF files in pages or posts. In this post, I have picked some of the best PDF plugins for WordPress.
9 Best PDF Plugins for WordPress
1. PDF Viewer
PDF viewer allows the users to display PDF files inside their WordPress pages and posts. It uses Mozilla’s PDF.js script to render PDF documents with tools to scroll, jump between pages, search, print and download PDF files.
2. WP Advanced PDF
WP Advanced PDF plugin enables the users to download your pages and posts in PDF format. You can allow the PDF download for all users or just for registered users. It depends on your choice. you can use custom logo, fonts and add a watermark to your PDF files as well.
3. PDF & Print by BestWebSoft
The name of the plugin also suggests that it adds a PDF download and print button to your WordPress pages, posts and custom post types. You can add featured image, website title, custom styles and fonts. This plugin can also execute shortcodes while generating PDFs or creating a printer friendly version.
4. PDF Image Generator
PDF image generator creates a cover image for PDF files that you add in your WordPress posts for download. The plugin generate the cover image either by using featured image or the first page of the PDF. Then the download icon will show the thumbnail image linked to PDF file.
If you want to make this plugin work, then your WordPress hosting provider should have GhostScript and ImageMagick installed on their server.
5. PDF Thumbnails
PDF thumbnail also generates a thumbnail of the first page of your PDF file like previous plugins while uploading. The thumbnail image and PDF file remain two separate files. So you need to insert the generated thumbnail and then link it to the PDF file manually.
6. DK PDF
DK PDF is a powerful plugin that allows users to download pages and posts in PDF format by clicking on the button. It has an easy interface to setup the placement of the PDF download button and creates your own custom header and footer for PDF downloads.
It also has shortcodes that enable you to control the content which is inside the PDF. In addition, you can also hide the content which you do not want to include in PDF download.
7. PDF Embedder
8. WordPress PDF Light Viewer Plugin
9. BSK PDF Manager
BSK PDF manager is a file manager for PDF files on a WordPress website. If you upload PDF files on daily basis or often, then you may want to show them in categories, lists or a single download. This plugin makes it easier to manage PDF files in WordPress.
These plugins do not give a way to generate or embed PDF files. If you want to serve PDF files on your site, then you may find them useful.
SearchWP is a paid plugin for WordPress. It gives you a better search experience on your WordPress website. It also has the ability to search text in the PDF files. However, it does not search PDF files which are encrypted, has images as text or stored outside media library.
OptinMonster is another powerful tool that helps you to grow your email list. You can convert the abandoning users into subscribers by using OptinMonster. You can ask users to signup for your email list in exchange for free PDF download.
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