Adding a pdf link to your WordPress page gives a link. But when you hit the link online sometimes a new page opens, usually with a comments box. You then have to press the link again.
Here’s an easy way to avoid that.
- Upload/Insert “Add Media”
- Find pdf file and either upload it from your computer or locate the file in your “Media Library”
- Click “Show”
- Where it says “Link URL” hit the button that says “File URL”
- Insert into Post
You will then have a link. Hitting the link will either bring up a dialog box asking to open or download the file or will do either of those depending on your browser’s preferences.