WEBFI-WordPress-How to Embed PDF, Spreadsheet, and others in WordPress Blog Posts

PDFs, Word Documents, and Excel spreadsheets are great ways to show information on your site and in general. Normally there are no ways to embed these easily with the base WordPress tools. In this video, we will show you how to embed a pdf spreadsheet and others in WordPress blog posts.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

Start by installing and activating the Google Doc Embedder plugin.

Then go to Settings GDE settings to configure.

You can edit the settings for how the document is shown.

Now you can upload a pdf in the media library and copy the link where it’s uploaded

Next create or edit a post and click the new Google Doc Embedder button and add the url of the file in the new area.

The height or width can be updated and you can choose to share a download link and then you can insert it into your post.

Related Links:

Google Doc Embedder



  • Sharon Faili on October 19, 2014

    Thanks, this really helped 🙂

  • Vicki Gardiner on February 20, 2015

    Thanks – exactly what I needed!

  • ane2612 on February 23, 2016


  • Crypto Ledger on March 15, 2016

    Thank you so much..

  • Faizal Shaikh on March 31, 2016

    Hey, it's not working this days. Any alternatives?

  • shadowhacker993 on May 25, 2016

    thank you i needed this for my churches website thank you

  • Waleed Younas on June 9, 2016

    Great Video.
    But What If I need to embed in a Template. With automatic URLs changing on every post.

  • Jan Andrew Solis on October 21, 2016

    This is great, I just tried it now and it really works! The only problem is how can I open other PDF file on the same PDF Viewer on that same page? It's like open a new PDF file, but using a link.

  • American Prep on November 22, 2016

    i cant see any icon

  • Moen uddin on May 2, 2020

    Dear sir,

    I want to backup every post with media file in for my wordpress website. (The wordpress dafault import and export plugin not work for importing media file) . Please help me how to keep backup for everypost with media easily.

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