Step 1: Go to the page you want to add a PDF/DOC/XLS link to

Step 2: At the top of the page, look for the horizontal bar at the top and locate the option labeled “Edit Page,” there’s also an “Edit Page” button at the bottom of the page


Step 3: Click the “Edit Page” label to open the WordPress page editor. This is what the WordPress page editor should look like below:

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Step 4: In the text editor, click the button labeled “Add Media”


This will open your media library containing all of the documents/images uploaded to the site

How to Upload Files to the Media Library

Upload the PDF/DOC/XLS file if it is not located in the media library by selecting the “Upload Files” tab at the top. Simply select the file from your computer files and it will upload it to the media library


Step 5: Select the PDF/DOC/XLS file you want and in the column on the right side of the media library, copy the text in the URL text field for that file


Step 6: Close the Media Library window

Step 7: In the body of the text editor, select the text you want to hyperlink the PDF to by highlighting it

Step 8: Click the insert link icon in the toolbar (labeled as a chain)


This will display a text field where you will paste the copied URL text field link from the media library

Step 9: Apply the changes


Step 10: Update the page