This tutorial demonstrates how to add or update a link to a PDF file from within a Joomla article.
Tip: Joomla's built-in content editor is fairly basic. We highly recommend JCE Editor and this tutorial assumes you are using it (if you have a Digital Bloom website, you will already have this installed.) A separate tutorial will demonstrate how to install JCE.
Step 1 - Create or Edit a Joomla Article
First, either create a new article or edit an existing article.
Step 2 - Select Text or Image
Select the text or image that users should click on.
If the text or link already links to a PDF file, you should now remove the outdated link by clicking the Unlink icon. Then select the text or image again, just as you did above.
Step 3 - Click on the Link Icon
Click the Link icon to launch the Link Manager.
Step 4 - Click the Browse Icon
The Link Manager will open in a pop-up "modal" window. Click the Browse icon.
Step 5 - Click the Upload Icon
Another pop-up window, the File Browser, will open. Click the Upload icon.
Step 6 - Upload the PDF File
You may now either (a) drag & drop the PDF file into the upload area, or (b) click Browse and select the file on your PC. Then click Upload.
Step 7 - Click Insert
The upload pop-up will close automatically once the upload is complete and you will then see the File Browser, this time showing your newly uploaded PDF file in bold. Click on the filename and then click Insert.
Step 8 - Insert the Link
If you would like the link to open in the same browser tab or window, simply click Insert. If you would prefer that the link opens into a new browser tab or window, first select Open in new window from in the Target dropdown and then click Insert.
Step 9 - Save
Finally, save your work. Click Save & Close if you are finished with the article, or Save if you wish to continue editing the article.