How to Add PDF to WIX

How to Add PDF to WIX

Would you like to share your PDF documents on a Wix website? There are several ways to do that. To share a pdf document, you first have to upload the document to your website's library, except when you are using Google Drive for your documents.


To upload a document to your Wix website:

  • Click Media on the left side of the Editor.

  • Click the Upload Media icon.

  • Choose your file(s) from your computer.




















There are several ways to display your uploaded pdf document on your Wix website:

  • Add a document button.

  • Link a document to an element on your Wix website.

  • Display Google Drive documents directly on your Wix website.

  • Display PDF files directly on your Wix website with the Wix PDF Viewer.

When you upload a PDF document to Wix and show it as a document button or link it, unfortunately, renames the document to something like "5cf02b_2e94bc23d92344138f50aa8c5780671e.pdf" instead of using what you named your file in the media library. This is a problem if you have files you want customers to download with filenames that tell them what it is (like Welcome-Package.pdf).

If you use Google Drive or the Wix PDF Viewer, it opens PDFs directly in the browser window, showing it the viewer immediately, and it gives them options to save and print the file. When they download the PDF file, it will keep the filename you originally used when uploading it to Google Drive, so it's easy for your users to identify.



Add a Document Button


Let visitors download documents from your site in one click.  Simply choose your button and add your document file. 


To add a document button:

  1. Click Add on the left side of the Editor.

  2. Click More.

  3. Click a button under Document Buttons, or drag it the relevant location on your page.

  4. Select your document or click Upload Docs.

  5. Click Add to Page.






















Link a Document to an Element on Your Wix Website


Link your element to a specific document such as an image or button. Visitors will be able to download the document by clicking the element.


To link a text element to a document:

  1. Click the text element.

  2. Click Edit Text.

  3. Highlight the relevant text.

  4. Click the Link icon.

  5. Select Documents as the link type.

  6. Click Choose file and select your file from your Media Manager.

  7. Choose whether your link opens in a new window or the current window.

  8. Click Done.
















You can create a link to an image or any other element in a similar way. Just click the element and click the link icon.



Display Google Drive documents directly on your Wix website.


Google provides this free cloud service, called Google Drive, where you can upload up to 15GB of files for free. With the Google Drive app from the Wix App Market, you can display any file or folder you have on your Google Drive. Just connect the app to your Google Drive and select what you want to display.


To add and set up the Google Drive app:

  1. Click Add App on the left side of the Editor.

  2. Use the search bar to search the Google Drive app.

  3. Click +Add to Site to add the Google Drive app.

  4. Click +Add App to confirm.

  5. Open the Settings panel of the app

  6. Connect your account

  7. Select a file to display

  8. Edit your settings

  9. Customize the app design




















Advantage of Google Drive


When you upload a PDF document to Wix, it unfortunately renames the document to something like "5cf02b_2e94bc23d92344138f50aa8c5780671e.pdf" instead of using what you named your file in the media library. This is a problem if you have files you want customers to download with filenames that tell them what it is (like Welcome-Package.pdf).

If you use Google Drive, it opens PDFs directly in the browser window, showing it the viewer immediately, and it gives them options to save and print the file. When they download the PDF file, it will keep the filename you originally used when uploading it to Google Drive, so it's easy for your users to identify.



Display PDF files directly on your Wix website.


Wix has an app called the PDF Viewer app to embed and display PDF documents directly on your site.


Adding this app to your Wix website is really easy:

  1. Click Add App on the left side of the Editor.

  2. Use the search bar to search the PDF Viewer app.

  3. Click +Add to Site to add the PDF Viewer app.

  4. Click +Add App to confirm.

  5. Open the Settings panel of the app

  6. Upload a PDF file

  7. Select a layout

  8. Customize the display

  9. Edit the app settings


















Other Apps to Embed a PDF on your Wix Website


There are several other ways to embed a pdf file on your Wix website:

  • POWr has a free PDF Embed template for Wix websites.

  • Upload and embed a PDF flipbook to your Wix website with Flowpaper.




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