WiscWeb - WordPress UW Theme - Linking to a Document

This document will walk you through adding a link to a document (PDF, DOC, etc.) on a page.

Adding a Single Document to a Text Block

Please Note: If you are going to be working with documents that update on a consistent basis, it is our recommendation to use shared files out of a departmental Box directory as revision history is handled much better there. You can find out more information about the UW-Madison Box service at https://it.wisc.edu/services/box/
  1. Navigate to the Text Block on which you would like to add the document.
  2. If the text you want to link already exists, highlight it.
  3. Click on the Add Media button at the top of the Text Block.
  4. Click on the file to add, or upload a new file.
  5. In the Attachment Details pane on the right, scroll down to and check to make sure that the"Attachment Display Settings" are set to Link To: Media File.
  6. Click the blue 'insert into page' button.
  7. The link will be added to the Text Block using the file's Title. To change the Title, see the Working in Grid View section of WiscWeb - WordPress UW Theme - Using Media Library to Add Images or Documents

Adding Multiple Documents to a Page

Listing multiple documents can be done using a Text Block, and repeating the steps above, or you can use a Document Listing. The Document Listing allows you to select specific set of documents, or categorize documents by Type, and all those documents to a pre-formatted list. For instructions on using Document Listing, see WiscWeb - WordPress UW Theme - Documents Listing Page Element.

Keywords:document, pdf, word, doc, media, upload, link, hyperlink, connect, text block, media library, attach   Doc ID:70441
Owner:Matthew G.Group:WiscWeb CMS
Created:2017-02-06 11:45 CSTUpdated:2021-04-09 09:44 CST
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, WiscWeb CMS
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