I have an updated version of a pdf file which is linked to several pages and pending posts. I want to replace the old version with the new one and keep all the existing links. Thank Priya


You want to use this plugin Enable Media Replace

Simply install it then you will be able to replace media items with new ones.

It will also give you the option to keep the existing file name or update all links with the new filename.

  • Hi Mark Thanks for that; however I seem to have lost a lot of the images on my site. Is that pure coincidence or has the plugin caused this? Thanks – Priya Aug 6 '13 at 11:26
  • I've never seen such an issue with it worth checking out wordpress.org/support/plugin/enable-media-replace to see if anyone else has. Have you got any caching plugins or anything that might be causing conflicts with it changing stuff? – Mark Davidson Aug 6 '13 at 11:40

You have acesss to FTP/ Wordpress Files ? This is quite a simple: Take a look on the URL of your PDF. It should look like thi:

http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/(month you have uploaded this file)/(day)/yourfile.pdf

Just follow this path on your Wordpress files and replace the old pdf with the new pdf and make sure the new pdf have the same name of the older. ( replace it )

  • Unless you've changed the paths of course – Lee Nov 1 '16 at 15:40

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