How to link to a file in WordPress

By Al  |  11 May 2016

If you want to provide access to a file such as a PDF from a blog post, the process is quick and easy. This can be useful for uploading forms or instructions, or anything you want to share without making it into its own post.

Here's your quick and easy guide on how to link to a file in WordPress

  1. Add the file to your media library. It's exactly the same as uploading an image.
    It can also be added directly to the media library by going to Media > Add New in the left menu.
  2. Find the image under Media and go to Edit.
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  3. Then copy the File URL from the Save panel.find-file-urlNote: If the admin is arranged into 1 column, the Save panel will be at the bottom rather than on the right.
  4. Once the File URL is copied, you can use it anywhere, such as in emails, to link directly to the file. It can also be used within wordpress like any other link.

 

Written by Al  |  11 May 2016

Al is our technical director, and one of the best problem solvers in the industry.