I have a medical client and they want to upload and post pdf automatically.

So I stumbled upon frontend uploader, which allows users to upload and post an image to a blog post. It does however post with a pdf, but it goes straight to the media library.

So a alternative solution I came up with is getting the pdf to jpeg, and then just upload the jpeg along with the blog post.

  • What is the desired functionality? In WP PDFs do go in the Media Library; they aren't standalone Posts. – WebElaine Aug 27 '18 at 19:13
  • @WebElaine The desired functionality is to have the own medical staff upload pdf's from a front end uploader, and then have the pdf file display to a page / post automatically so the rest of the medical staff can see their work schedule. – Paul Chu Aug 27 '18 at 19:35
  • Sounds like you might want to create a CPT and have that CPT's single-cpt.php template automatically look for a PDF among the post's attachments, then embed/display the first PDF it finds (which may require another plugin). – WebElaine Aug 27 '18 at 19:56

I use Postie to allow non-technical users to post items via email, including pictures/media. Easy enough to set up; checks email every xx minutes (several choices). When an email is found, it converts that to a post. Works well, and is well-used.


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