Update 30 Aug 2023, the embed of pdf seems to have stopped working in the classic editor. We have a couple of workarounds, below the classic section.


You can paste a link to a PDF into your blog and it will be embedded:

Click to access PDF-embed.pdf

If you upload a pdf using the Add Media it will insert a link like this:PDF Embed

You can switch to the Text Editor and copy the URL to paste in to embed the pdf.

select link screenshot
Copy link

Needs the Jetpack plugin to be activated and the shortcode module to be turned on.


The embed from Google docs still works so you could use that, details on the main help blog.

Use the block editor, the pdf below is embed via the block editor. You need to enable this editor in setting. You can just set allow users to switch. Details of how to enable the block editor on the help blog. You then add a Files Block to the post and choose your pdf.

We have more info on the File Block and there is documentation on WordPress.org: File Block.

2 thoughts on “PDF”

  1. Hi there

    It seems that the PDF embedding isn’t working. I think (but can’t be 100% sure) that this is since the upgrade to the new version of WordPress.

    1. Hi,
      Thanks for the comment.
      It looks like you are right. I’ve tested this in an external WordPress blog and see the same there. So I am gussing it is not a Glow Blogs problem. I’ll add a couple of workarounds to this post and try and find out more.

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