WordPress: Update PDFs without losing links

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July 4, 2013 / Updated: March 22, 2014 / Lena Shore
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I have uploaded a couple of pdf files to my WordPress website according to the directions you have provided on this site. My question is, how can I update my pdf’s without having to go through all those steps? Is there a way that I can upload my new pdf’s to overwrite the old ones?


If you update your PDFs frequently you have a couple of choices:

  • Upload your files via FTP and overwrite the old files in the process naming them exactly the same. WordPress accesses the files by name, so your links will still work.
  • Using the media area in WordPress, delete the PDFs first and then re-upload them using the same names. This would have the same result.