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July 11, 2019 at 4:59 am #954778Linda
I’m trying to embed a PDF file in a site page without having to add yet another plugin.
I found this article:
How to Embed and View PDF without Plugin
Using it, I copied this code and inserted it as HTML:
<embed src="https://new.mygoforthegreen.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/5-Simple-Tips-That-Close-Deals.pdf" type="application/pdf" width="774" height="774"></embed>
Tried it with Classic editor block as well as Custom HTML block, but get only a blank area, no PDF.
Do you know how I can make it work without a plugin?
Or do I have to add a plugin to do this in GeneratePress?
If I have to use a plugin, would you recommend one that works well with your theme?
Thanks for your help!
LindaJuly 11, 2019 at 5:20 am #954790DavidStaffCustomer SupportJuly 11, 2019 at 5:27 am #954798Linda
Great idea. I’ll check to be sure … unfortunately, even after I publish the page, I see only page title.
LindaJuly 11, 2019 at 5:29 am #954800DavidStaffCustomer Support
It looks like its working for me – open the page in an incognito / private browser to see if its a browser caching issue. Also check to make sure you have no browser extensions that may be blocking it.July 11, 2019 at 5:48 am #954813Linda
Huh, that’s odd but good news.
I tried Private browsing and cleared my Firefox cache – no luck. I tried Chrome and it’s there.
So do I check Firefox extensions and compare them to Chrome ones to see which ones are different? Or would you suggest just working through Firefox extensions and disabling one by one?
Thanks so much for checking it out at your end. I had not thought to check another browser because it’s HTML and I figured I’d done something wrong, not being HTML adept!
LindaJuly 11, 2019 at 5:54 am #954823DavidStaffCustomer SupportJuly 11, 2019 at 5:57 am #954825Linda
Okay, sounds like a plan, David. Thanks. 🙂
I’ll post back the results in case anyone else is seeking a similar solution!
P.S. I’m not just “happy” with GP support … I’m delighted with it!!July 11, 2019 at 6:01 am #954828DavidStaffCustomer SupportJuly 11, 2019 at 6:18 am #954835Linda
Update: no luck. I have no adblocker extensions and disabled ones I have one-by-one, but nothing works. Disabled them all for Private Browsing, cleared that cache and tried there: same result. No Firefox-unique plugins are causing the issue, either, since I tried disabling each of the 2 there are, with same result.
Realize this is not a GP issue, so will see what I can find out. Regardless, will post my results … once I have some! 😉
LindaJuly 11, 2019 at 6:22 am #954837DavidStaffCustomer Support
Thats odd – if you can inspect the page in the FF dev tools – maybe an error or warning in the console that could shed some light on it.
Not sure what embed method they are using and whether it will work in your FF – but it does include an Embed Block.July 11, 2019 at 7:22 am #954870Linda
That’s a good idea, David. I’ll see if I can do that to get some more insight.
I know that plugin is an option, but hope to avoid another plugin. They seem to mount up in WordPress and I worry about site speed. I believe you’ve told me before plugins that accomplish just one task don’t affect speed that much, but i worry.
AHA! Decided to try this on my partner’s laptop … it opened perfectly in Firefox! So the problem is with my computer. That means I will just not worry about it, do any checking in Chrome and sleep much better at night!!
I have to get my process working better: check in both computers before spending hours trying to fix something that “ain’t broke”. Think I’ll put a sign up right beside my keyboard.
As always, David, I really appreciate your patience working me through issues that shouldn’t even be issues. I promise to try harder as above before coming to you next time!
LindaJuly 11, 2019 at 7:34 am #954877
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