PDF is a standard file format that helps users view documents in a very professional and clean interface. Most of the corporate world exchanges files in PDF form.

Though the standard WordPress media uploader can help you upload PDF files by clicking the “Add Media” button, you may need more comprehensive features such as PDF embeds or a more print-friendly interface. These plugins offer robust options when working with PDF files.

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1. PDF Viewer for WordPress

PDF Viewer is a high-quality premium WordPress PDF viewer plugin that will help you display PDF files like Adobe reader on your WordPress site on both mobile and desktop. It offers you controls such as print, download, zoom, share, a presentation mode, and more. You'll also be able to fully customize the viewer according to your brand.

WordPress PDF viewer plugin

2. WordPress PDF Viewer and Embed

A comprehensive PDF management plugin for WordPress, this plugin will help you upload any PDF file from your localhost as well as import your PDF through a URL. WordPress PDF Viewer and Embed offers you two display modes: the full-width mode as well as the embed.

You can also easily designate the embed width, height, and PDF start page, and there is an option to show or hide the PDF toolbar.

wordpress-pdf-embed

3. DK PDF Generator

Perhaps you want to create PDF versions of your posts so that you can generate traffic from PDF sharing communities. Where most PDF plugins allow you to pull a PDF onto your website, this plugin allows you to turn your website into a PDF. You'll have the option to choose pages and posts as well as custom post types to create a high-quality file for sharing purposes. 

DK PDF Generator Plugin

4. WP Advanced PDF

If you are managing an education or tutorial-heavy site, this plugin enables your users to generate PDFs from pages on your site if they want to access the information offline or print it out and take a hard copy with them. It also allows them to change margins, alignment, and fonts to make the reading experience as enjoyable for them as possible.

WP Advanced PDF

5. PDF.js Viewer

If you're a fan of simply uploading the PDF and embedding it on the page with a shortcode, this plugin is for you. It also supports the Gutenberg block layout, making it versatile across nearly any WordPress theme (new and old), and you can customize its look.

6. WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips

This plugin will make your online shop created with WooCommerce even more professional by adding a PDF invoice to the order confirmation emails sent out to your customers.

It comes with fully customizable HTML & CSS invoice templates, which you can design as per your requirements. It also gives you the option to download the PDF invoice packing slips whenever you need it.

WooCommerce PDF Invoices

7. Send PDF for Contact Form 7

If you're using the Contact Form 7 plugin, you can have Send PDF for Contact Form 7 capture the submitted information into a PDF. This gives you more versatility outside the contact form plugin itself, giving you access to your submissions without having to log in to WordPress.

Send PDF for Contact Form 7

8. Print Friendly and PDF Button

Print Friendly and PDF Button is another widely used WordPress plugin that will automatically create a printer-friendly PDF version of your post or page without a single line of coding.

Create a PDF button with the plugin's various customization options. It will allow users to open the PDF files in an attractive Lightbox interface without directing them away from your page. From there, they can print or email the PDF version they generated.

Print Friendly and PDF Button

9. WordPress Backend Posts to PDF Plugin

This is another very useful PDF WordPress plugin that will help you create an eBook with your posts in minutes. With this plugin, you can export all of the posts that fit within a particular criteria into a PDF document.

You have the option to export documents by category or by author.

Posts to PDF Plugin

10. PDF Product Catalog for WooCommerce

PDF Product Catalog for WooCommerce is a very useful plugin that will help you download its complete product list, in PDF, with a single click.

This plugin comes with five default PDF templates, but you can create your own to suit your needs with simple HTML and CSS. It also provides you a shortcode option to add PDF download buttons to any post or page.

PDF Product Catalog

11. Gravity PDF

Gravity Form is one of the most popular WordPress form builder plugins, and it is widely used by the WordPress community to capture information. With this plugin, you will be able to view the information from each submission in a great looking PDF file.

If you are concerned about the security of your information, this plugin offers you an easy option to secure your information with a password.

Gravity PDF

12. Flowpaper

It's possible you're looking for something with a little more pizzazz. Flowpaper is a service that turns your original PDF layout into a seamless and interactive reading experience where users can flip through digital pages. Once created, you can embed the flipbook on your site with its WordPress plugin. It also has a feature for creating documents, and you can choose to make them indexable by Google. 

flowpaper pdf viewer plugin

13. Real3D Flipbook WordPress Plugin

Another fully customizable flipbook option, Real3D brings a three-dimensional element to the PDF where the user can flip pages in a realistic way as the PDF bends and moves with the interaction. You can also create multimedia-rich pages with links, buttons, videos, and more, all with the capability to be embedded and displayed on your site with its WordPress plugin.

real3d flipbook pdf plugin

As you provide content and increase your engagement with your website visitors, their view of your brand is far more likely to improve, and they will be far more likely to convert.

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Originally published Jun 1, 2020 10:51:00 AM, updated June 02 2020

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