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Embedding PDF Documents

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  • #25325
    jbabin87
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    I have a service that has about 7 steps, and each one of them creates documents for my clients. I want to post some sample documents on my website.

    Ideally, on my “services page” I can use the “Tabs” element to create 7 tabs, and I could embed a PDF in each one of them. There is the option for “raw content”, “floating widget”, and “external page content”. I tried using raw content and using <embed> but it didn’t work, and actually deletes it after I update. I tried putting the PDF on an another page in the theme and just used a naked page with the <embed> tag, but although it did correctly display the PDF when I go to that page directly, it doesn’t display the PDF in my tabs.

    So, I’m looking for a solution to embed a PDF, hopefully in the form of the “tabs” so I can separate all of the documents. Will this work? Is there a floating widget that will accomplish this for me?

    If it will not work in “tabs”, I’m open to finding a good way of displaying this as one giant pdf as “Content”.

    I’m sure this will work, but my main concern is SEO. So, taking SEO into consideration and that I’d really like search engines to index the content of the PDF as part of the page, how should I go about this?

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    Jason Bobich
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    Hi,

    I’m sure you could find several plugins that would help you to embed a PDF, if you look on wordpress.org. You could try this, opposed to actually trying to manually embed through HTML, as this is going to get stripped out in sanitization of the textarea options.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/search.php?type=term&q=embed+pdf+shortcode

    And as far as SEO, unfortunately I don’t really have a great answer for you there. That’s something you’ll want to research online. From what I know, generally if you want the content of a PDF to be indexed, you need to link to it, opposed to embedding it. But I’m not 100% sure on that.

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