PDF files are really important in all the internet companies because these are the best way to display all the documents that you want to share with your customers, it could be a book if you have an online library, an invoice, some important policies or whatever you want, you can show almost everything with a PDF file.
As everybody knows, WordPress is one of the most used CMS in order to create the website because of the facilities it offers and here in JoomUnited, we offer you a plugin that will allow you to share all your PDF files with your customers with a lot of tools and this plugin is WP File Download.
One of the nightmares of providing PDF files for customers is looking for the PDF file that they want when there are a lot of these files showed and WP File Download will allow you to index and compress all your PDF files in order to show them in a faster and nice way ;).
In this post, we are going to teach you how to index PDF files with WP File Download and you will be able to see how easy it is to show your PDF files in the best way.
First of all, we have to set up the search engine in order to index the PDF files, for that, just go to WP File Download > Configuration > Search & Upload, on this section you are going to be able the options to set your search engine and the shortcode to add it to a page.
First of all, in order to allow the search inside PDF documents, we have to turn on the “Plain text search” option at the Search Form Configuration section, then a blue button will appear, it will allow you to index all the files so we are going to click on it.
After clicking on the button, you are going to be able to see how the button loads in order to index all the files that you have in WP File Download, now that it is activated, let’s configure the search engine form in order to create the shortcode to copy/paste it in your site.
As you can see there are some filters for the search engine, such as tags, creation date, update date, and per category.
There are some other options as exclude categories, how to display tags(Search box and multiple select) and search only in one category.
Just configure it as you want and finally copy the shortcode that is on the “Shortcode” Section, you can do it by clicking on the “Copy” button, finally, click on Save.
The last thing you have to do is display your Search Engine, for that just go(with the shortcode copied) to Page > Add new.
Now that you are on the Gutenberg editor, click on + > Widgets > Shortcode.
Here, you are going to be able to see a textbook, just paste the shortcode here.
Now just publish your page, When you go to that page in order to see how it works, go to your page and let’s look into your PDF/Word files, for this example, we are going to look for “big data” it should look into the PDF files and let me know if there is any book that has information about that.
That’s all, we have our book about the topic that we have looked for.
The best way to display your files is to compress them in order to make them load faster and we are going to do it in a really easy way with WP File Download.
So only thing you have to do is upload your PDF file, WP File Download will compress your PDF file in order to use the preview function as faster as possible.
The preview function allows you to preview the document before download, you are going to be able to use it just by clicking the Preview button downside the Download one.
If you use it on a PDF file, it will open it in a lightbox, just click on it and it will start to load.
And finally, you will see the preview of your PDF file.
As you can see, you just have to click on that button in order to show your file.
That’s all, just by uploading your PDF file, WP File Download will compress your file and let you show it in the best way.
WP File Download is just the best WordPress plugin to serve your files, the customers will feel really satisfied with how you display and serve all the files available in your site and you will have a lot of tools to use in order to make thing easier and customize your site as you want, just go here and get your membership now!
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Hello, if we add a new pdf file, this file is automatically indexed ?
Or we must go again on the "build search index" button ?
Hi, yes once the option is activated and the first full text PDF index has been generated, that's automatic. You just need to activate the setting and run the first document index.