Joomla - upload pdf URL

Posted on 2008-11-13
Last Modified: 2013-12-22
When I upload a pdf to joomla through media manager it uploads the pdf fine but the pdf does not show as a hyperlink that I can open or retrieve the URL like with image files. it is kinda greyed out, I can click on it and delete it, but it doesn't allow me to click on it and open it or view the URL to it. Does anyone know what settings to change to make the PDF's clickable in Media Manager so the URL is available so I can copy it and use it to paste into an article?

As well, when using the frontend, when you navigate to the images section when editing an article, all of the images show up but none of the PDF's show up (they are there but invisible). Anyone know how to make them visible from the frontend logon editing?
Question by:birdseyetech
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    by:Loganathan Natarajan

    i don't think it supports for pdf, text, ms-word etc., since they did not apply the <a href="" to the  other files format, they just apply for only images format...

    if you want to make it open the other files pdf, doc, txt.. you need to modify


    then it will work for you

    apply "href" and give the path of the folder
    <a  href="?path ???>" style="display: block; width: 100%; height: 100%">                        
                            <img border="0" src="<?php echo $this->_tmp_doc->icon_32 ?>" alt="<?php echo $this->_tmp_doc->name; ?>" /></a>

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    by:Loganathan Natarajan
    Once you made this change, you can open the pdf file...
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    by:Loganathan Natarajan
    did you try?

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    I ended up finding an extension called linkr that solved the problem. that way, I can upload to any directory I want and it handles PDF's etc with no problem.

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