While HTML is usually the best way to display information on a website, there may be cases where you need to display a PDF. To do that, you could simply link to the PDF, but then when someone clicks on the link, they go off of your site.
These are some ways to embed a PDF right on a page of your site.
Gutenberg File Block – The Native Solution
Gutenberg will display embedded PDFs out of the box! Just use the File block to insert your PDF, and it will be displayed, along with a download button!
PDF Embedder – The Basic Solution
The PDF Embedder plugin displays a PDF right on your page or post using a shortcode. Works great and has great ratings. I use it with the Divi theme. There is a paid version that includes a download link and better display on mobile.
Real3D Flipbook – The Fancy Solution
If you want something fancier, like for a brochure, this paid plugin lets you view PDFs using lightbox with realistic page-turning effects. You can view one page at a time or two, like an open book. And, you can do deep links into pages. $49 includes six months of upgrades.
Check out the MinardosGroup.com website for an example in action!
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