How to Embed Scribd Documents in WordPress?
Though it is easy to upload a PDF, presentation, Word or any allowed document types to your WordPress site as media content, it does not have any default feature to embed the uploaded file in a readable view. The only option is to link the file in your content or use plugins to embed documents. Scribd is one of the free, largest and easy to use digital document libraries, which allows embedding your uploaded documents in WordPress site. There are two ways of to embed Scribd documents in WordPress site:
Embedding Scribd Document Using Jetpack Shortcode Embeds Feature
In order to use shortcode option you first need to activate “Shortcodes Embeds” feature offered as part of Jetpack plugin.
Once you activated shortcode embeds then login to your Scribd account or register for a new account if you don’t have one. Click on the “Upload” button and upload your document.
Navigate to “My Uploads” section and click on the “Edit” button of the document you want to embed.
Click on “View Document” button available under “Presentation” tab.
Your document will open and scroll down to “Activity” section available at the end of the page and click on “Embed” option.
A new pop-up will open providing various options for you to customize your embed. Click on “WordPress” link and copy the embed code.
Go to WordPress post editor and paste the code under “Visual” mode like a normal content.
Preview the post to see the Scribd file is embedded in your WordPress site.
Using HTML Embed Code
During embed code generation, Scribd also offers another HTML option to generate HTML iframe embed code which can be used in any platforms including WordPress.
Copy this code and paste in a WordPress post editor under “Text” mode. Preview your post to see the file is viewable directly on the page.
Document Formats Allowed in Scribd
Following document formats can be uploaded in Scribd and embedded in WordPress site: