Linking to a Document From Your Blog Post

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a fellow Voices blogger asking how to add a 4-page Word document they had just created, to their post.  Easy, I thought – just add a link to the document from your post.  I quickly realised it wasn’t that easy as the document wouldn’t have a URL to link to.

After a little questioning, I got the answer and since then I’ve been meaning to add a post to share it, in case anyone else ever has the same query!  As it turns out, I’m glad I waited a while as we’ve just upgraded Voices and the new version looks a little different on the admin side of things, so I would have had to update the old post anyway.  I love it when  procrastination pays off!

Anyway, back to the matter at hand.  It’s actually very easy to create a permanent URL for your document using your blog.  Before we get to that though, it’s important to point out that you cannot upload a Word document to your blog, so you need to convert the document to PDF format.  If you do not have a PDF writer, then you can get a free download from CutePDF.

Once you have converted your file to PDF, just go to your blog post and click on the ‘Add media’ tab, as highlighted below:

Adding a Document to Your Blog

Then just click on ‘choose files to upload’ and select the PDF document you are trying to add to your post. Once you have uploaded the file, the following screen will appear:

You now have a permanent URL for your document.  All you need to do is copy and paste the URL and add it to your post as required. 

May 21 2008 10:07 pm | Voices Blog

4 Responses to “Linking to a Document From Your Blog Post”

  1. Dave on 22 May 2008 at 10:18 am #

    Or, instead of copying the URL, it’s easier just to hit the Insert into Post button, right there just below your big red circle. Make sure you have a good Title and it’ll use that as the link text.

  2. helping-hand on 22 May 2008 at 11:14 am #

    Good point! Thanks Dave

  3. peter on 22 May 2008 at 2:18 pm #

    always love your stuff, practical, useful everyday advice, my thanks

  4. Trish and Gary on 22 May 2008 at 8:15 pm #

    Hi Kerry, you’re a mine of information and I for one am very grateful that I can call on you to help with those tricky IT details. Thank you – you’ve been of great service recently.

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