12 Best WordPress PDF Viewer Plugins

WordPress is one of the major blogging platforms online. PDF(Portable Document Format) is one of the most convenient format available. PDF are portable in nature and can easily be carried due to its small size and universal acceptance by different vendors across the world. But, you can definitely add it, thanks to the available plugins or extensions. Here, I’m sharing a compilation of best WordPress PDF viewer plugins today.

Though, the normal WordPress media uploader  can help you to upload PDF files by just clicking the “Add Media” button, these plugins will take the process even further and give you comprehensive solution to work with PDF files.

01. PDF Embedder

The PDF Embedder plugin allows you to embed PDF into your WordPress posts or pages easily without using any external viewer or iFrame.

The PDF document will be shown after resizing to the size of the page in terms of width and height, and all this is done automatically. This plugin uses JavaScript instead of iFrame and hence it provides a faster PDF display and better flexibility as well.

02. PDF Viewer

The PDF Viewer allows you to display PDF files inside your WordPress posts and pages. It uses Mozilla’s PDF.js script to render PDF documents beautifully with tools to scroll, search, jump between pages, print, and download PDF files.

03. WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips

This plugin will make your online shop created with WooCommerce even more professional, it will add PDF invoice to the order confirmation emails sent out to your customers.

It comes with fully customizable HTML & CSS invoice templates which you can design as per your requirement. And it also gives you an option to download the PDF invoice packing slips whenever you need.

04. vanilla-pdf-embed

This is one of the most used and freely available plugins to embed a PDF on a page in WordPress. To make this plugin work, all you need to do is install the plugin, upload the PDF file into your WordPress media library, copy the attachment URL of the PDF and then you can just paste the URL in a separate like into the WordPress visual editor.

05. WP Advanced PDF

WP Advanced PDF plugin allows your users to download your posts and pages in PDF format. You can enable the PDF download for all users or just for registered users. You can use custom fonts, logo, and even add a watermark to your PDF files.

06. WordPress PDF Light Viewer Plugin

This plugin allows you to embed multipage PDF documents of many sizes in a flipbook kind of manner. All the pages that are embedded will have a thumbnail and the navigation between the pages of the PDF is smooth and fast.

You have features like full-screen mode, lazy loading of pages, zooming, etc. This PDF viewer is based on Turn.js, which means that no matter how big the PDF is, your website will not slow down at all. This is one of the best PDF viewer plugins for WordPress.

07. PDF Product Catalog for WooCommerce

It’s a premium product which is specially designed for WooCommerce, and it’s currently trending at CodeCanyon platform. The product is extremely easy to use and is ready to use, out-of-the-box. Multiple templates are offered in the package which can be used to get started quickly. Powerful Admin Panel is available behind-the-scene, allowing the webmaster to quickly bring a possible functional or visual change.

08. Print Friendly and PDF Button

Another widely used WordPress plugin that will automatically create a printer friendly and PDF version of your post or page without a single line of coding.

It offers you customization option to show your favorite print and PDF button, you can also use the text link or any other graphic of your choice. It also comes with great looking Lightbox to open the PDF files so that the user doesn’t move out of the page.

09. PDF WordPress Flipbook

Many WordPress PDF flipbook plugins first convert the documents into images, and then show the results. This process not only damages the quality of the document, but it also increases the server load as well as load times on the web page.

This PDF viewer plugin on the other hand, allows you to embed PDF documents into a flipbook without converting them at all. You can add a PDF document of any size with any number of pages and this plugin will work flawlessly!

10. Gravity PDF

Gravity Form is one of the most popular WordPress form builder plugin and it is widely used by the WordPress community to capture information. With this plugin, you will be able to view the information in a great looking PDF file.

If you are concerned about the security of your information, this plugin offers you an easy option to secure your information with a password.

11. DK PDF

This powerful plugin allows users to download your posts and pages in PDF format by clicking on a button. It comes with an easy interface to setup the placement of the PDF download button and create your own custom header and footer for PDF downloads.
The plugin also comes with shortcodes that allow you to control what content goes inside the PDF. You can also hide the content you don’t want to be included into PDF download.

12. PDF Image Generator

If you use PDF files on your post quite often and want to show the PDF cover as the featured image, this plugin will help you to achieve that.

his plugin converts the cover page to jpeg and attach it as a post thumbnail file, and it generates three size variations, for a thumbnail, medium, and large.