PDFs are a great file format for sharing documents, they are vector based and will retain the layout of the file exactly as you intended it. They are great for sharing documentation as you can insert images within them and link to different sections of the document from a contents table.
WordPress can handle PDF file formats – you can use the upload media feature in WordPress to upload a file and insert a PDF link into your posts or pages.
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If you wish to do more with PDFs though you will need a plugin – there are many different types of PDF plugins with features like embedding a PDF viewer into your WordPress pages, allowing visitors to turn print your page as a PDF document.
There are also more advanced PDF plugins which will allow a user to fill out a form using Gravity Forms or Contact Form 7 and have the contents of their form submission turned into a PDF file. There are also plugins to generate invoices, create PDFs of any post on your site, turn image galleries into PDFs and more.
Take a look below at our hand-picked collection of the Best WordPress PDF plugins.
WordPress Blog to PDF Plugin
WordPress Blog to PDF Plugin can generate and export WordPress Blogs/Posts into a PDF Doc.
PDF Viewer for WordPress
With this plugin you can display and embed PDF Files of your WordPress Website very easily with a feature rich and nice PDF Reader. You can now Track visitors who read your pdf files using Google Analytics as well.
DK PDF Generator
DK PDF Generator lets you choose pages and posts (including custom post types) in order to create a PDF file from them. You can also add a cover and table of contents (with interactive links) to your PDF file.
WP PDF Viewer & Embed
Easy to use WordPress PDF viewer and embed plugin. Display your PDF document file as full screen reading document or embed it in any page with shortcode.
WordPress Images PDF Lightbox
WordPress PDF Light-box is a WordPress plugin that allows creation of “PDF Light-boxes”. PDF Light-box is a collection of photos that can be saved in PDF format.
PDF & Print
Create PDF files and print pages quickly. Add PDF & print buttons to WordPress website page or post. Generate documents with custom styles and useful data for archiving, sharing, or saving.
PDF.js Viewer Shortcode
Simple PDF Exporter
Export a single PDF with all posts, or custom post types. You can also export a single post, or the exact number you need.
Gravity PDF is the ultimate solution for generating digital PDF documents using Gravity Forms and WordPress.
Upload PDFs and embed them straight into your site – just like adding images! PDFs will be automatically sized to their natural size and shape (or just fill the width available if they are too big). Optionally, you can specify a width and the correct height will be calculated automatically.
PDF Creation Station
Build highly customizable PDF documents from any combination of pages and posts, or add a link to any page to download a PDF of that post.
Print Friendly & PDF Button
The Print Friendly & PDF button automatically creates printer friendly and PDF versions of your pages without the hassle of having to create a print CSS file. No coding, hacking or programming required.
WooCommerce PDF Invoices
This WooCommerce plugin generates PDF invoices, attaches it to the WooCommerce email type of your choice and sends invoices to your customers and Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive or Egnyte. The clean and customizable template will definitely suit your needs.
WooCommerce PDF Invoice & Shipping
This WooCommerce plugin allows creating PDF invoices and shipping list documents for WooCommerce orders quickly and easily with customizable templates.
Send PDF for Contact Form 7
Send the PDF for Contact Form plugin will allow you to recover the data yourself via your form to insert them into a PDF built and prepared by you.