WordPress: How to add a file link

May 5, 2009 / Updated: October 31, 2019 / Lena Shore

Adding links to files in your WordPress pages and posts is just as easy as adding images. Follow these instructions below to add links to your own files.

I need to upload my file.

  1. Login to your admin area.
  2. Navigate to the page or post you want to insert the link/document.
  3. Place your cursor where you want the link to appear.
  4. Click the “Add media” icon. (It’s right above your editing tools)
  5. Choose “Select Files” and find the file you want to upload from your computer.
  6. When it is done uploading you will see a small thumbnail of your file and some areas for you to fill in.
  7. In the “Title” area, choose the title of the link you want displayed.
  8. The “Link URL” should already be filled in, but if it isn’t click “file URL”
  9. Select “Insert into Post”.

I have already uploaded my file.

  1. Login to your admin area.
  2. Navigate to the page or post you want to insert the link/document.
  3. Place your cursor where you want the link to appear.
  4. Click the “Add media” icon. (It’s right above your editing tools)
  5. Navigate to the “Media Gallery” Tab
  6. Select the “Show” link that is next to the file you want to link to.
  7. In the “Title” area, choose the title of the link you want displayed.
  8. The “Link URL” should already be filled in, but if it isn’t click “file URL”
  9. Select “Insert into Post”.
These instructions are assuming you are using WordPress 2.7.x

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