Creating your first PDF Viewer

PDF viewer for WordPress PDF viewer for WordPress / How to Use? Last updated on Updated  May 17, 2021

On this section, we're going to walk you through the process of creating your first PDF Viewer just after installing PDF Viewer for WordPress.

  1. After installing and activating PDF Viewer for WordPress, Navigate to PDF Viewer > Add New Menu
  2. Put a title for your PDF Viewer, Keep it relevant to your PDF file as it will be used as the viewer title and while embedding using shortcodes.
  3. On the next section under PDF Viewer Settings > Basic Settings Upload the PDF file you want to use
  4. Select Page Mode. Default will be fine in most cases.
    1. Default will open Default PDF Viewer
    2. Thumbnails will open with displaying page thumbnails on theleft side 
    3. Bookmarks will open with displaying Bookmarks on the left side
    4. Attachments will open with displaying attachments on the left side
  5. Default Zoom: You can set your preferred default zoom level for this PDF Viewer on this input
  6. Default Scrolling Mode: You can set your default scrolling mode here. Vertical, horizontal, wrapped or Flip.
  7. Default Spread: Set your preferred default spread here. 
  8. Viewer Language: Select your preferred viewer language here.
  9. Jump to page: Enter a page number here if you want to open/jump to a specific page.
  10. Now, go to Toolbar Elements Tab
  11. The first option here is Use Global options , Its enabled by default. If you need to hide any specific toolbar elements like download, print and others, you can disable this option and a list of toolbar elements will appear to enable or disable. I am not going through all the toolbar items here as all those are self-explanatory.
  12. The next tab is Appearance
  13. We have a use global setting option here as well. Disable the global option only if you want to have different theme/color setting for this specific viewer. Not going through the details here as well, you'll understand by titles easily.
  14. Next Tab is Privacy/Security
  15. You don't have to do anything on this tab. If you purchase WP File Access Manager, you'll be able to manage the restriction settings from Media > File Access Manager Menu.
  16. Once you're done with all the settings, click on Publish button on the right sidebar
  17. Now, you can share the link to this viewer with anyone.
  18. On the next chapter, we'll be demonstrating how you can insert the pdf viewer on posts/pages of your website.