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I head up a small branch of a national organization and I think our Website is the free platform.  We had a volunteer Webmaster but he quit.

I have never worked with Wordpress.

The Website has a page where we post PDF newsletters and I do not know how to add additional newsletters.

How do I post PDF newsletters on an existing page?

Many thanks,

M. Cook
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Michael Cook

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Log in first, create a post or a page. Then depending on how the previous pages look like, embed/attach PDF file or post link to the file.

Michael Cook

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I have never worked with Wordpress.  The Website has a page for posts, but I cannot figure out how to add posts.
David Favor

Several options...

1) You can just create a post + embed a URL.

2) Or might be there's a directory where PDF files are stored.

3) Might be a completely different approach being used on your site.

Suggestion: Post the URL of one of your PDF download pages. Likely someone can help you decode how to duplicate what's being done.
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Michael Cook

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Thank you.


M. Cook

Scott Fell

What theme are you using?


Are the pdf's a list of links that when clicked the pdf opens up? Or are the pdf's embedded on the page? By embedding on the page, I mean you go to yoursite.com/somepage where you see your site header and footer. In the body you can view the pdf file. 

Michael Cook

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When you click on the link the PDF is downloaded to the computer.


Thank you,


M. Cook

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Michael Cook

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They key was your comment Uploading the pdf document using "media".


I clicked around, first determining there was an UnDo button, and figured out how to upload the PDF's.


My work is not pretty, but I got it done.  The Website in question over a year behind in uploading newsletters: http://moph-chapter-750.com


Thank you,


M. Cook


Scott Fell

That's good. 


There is one issue though. Your links are going to  http://dev.moph-chapter-750.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/heartbeatMAY13.pdf and not your live domain.  As a quick fix, in Wordpress Admin, go to Settings > Permalinks.  Make sure the correct option is selected and hit save changes.  Then re upload your files and set the links. If that does not fix it, then open a new question for this specific function.

Michael Cook

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Whew, thanks.


It opens normally now.  I opened the page and the Post name was toggled so I switched to Plain.  One other small issue is resolving a bad link.  When you click on Home page "Communications" you go to a page with two choices and clicking on Chapter 750 Communications is a bad link.  I have no idea where to change or how to change the link.  It's a minor issue compared to updating the newsletter postings.  I'll keeping clicking around.


Thank you again.


Michael Cook

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