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Media (Images, Audio, Video, Documents) - Adding Documents

WordPress allows you to easily upload and link to documents from your website. To do so, you’ll follow steps similar to Adding Images, except the end result will be a plain text link to the document of your choice instead of an image.

Place your cursor in the contents area approximately where you would like to put your document link and click on one of the icons after Upload/Insert above your toolbar to begin:

(Note: It does not matter which button you choose–Image, Video, Audio, Other–as all media goes to the Media Library regardless of type.)

A pop-up window will appear with several tabs at the top:

Click on Select Files and browse to the document you want to upload. After the upload process is complete, you’ll be brought to an options screen:

To insert a link to your document:

Note: This link can be edited using the Link Tool. See Creating Links Within a Page for more information.

The document will also remain in your Media Library for later use.

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