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Setting up fake worker failed Error on update

This error comes up if there is a caching and/or minifying plugin on the site that has cached the previous version of the plugin scripts and now does not match with the updated plugin. To rectify this error, you need

Drag and Drop Layout Builders

When using a theme that has a module based layout builder such as Elementor, WPBakery, DIVI Builder, Beaver Builder, etc. the reguler embed method will result in the PDF appearing as a link instead of the expected embedded viewer. Most

Serving Protected Files under Nginx

For users of our PDF Embedder Secure plugin. If your web server is using the NGINX software at its heart (most WordPress installations run under Apache instead), then you will probably need to take extra steps to secure your /securepdfs/

The API version does not match the Worker version Error on update

This error comes up if there is a caching and/or minifying plugin on the site that has cached the previous version of the plugin scripts and now does not match with the updated plugin. To rectify this error, you need

Gutenberg Editor and PDF Embedder

The PDF Embedder plugin v.4.0 for the free, Premium, and Secure versions work with WordPress v.5.0 and Gutenberg Editor plugin v.4.6.1. Open the Common Blocks menu and select the PDF Embedder: An element will be inserted into the page /

Using Caching or Minifying Plugins

Using WP Super Cache, W3 Total Cache, WP Rocket, Autoptimize, or other plugins to minify and/or cache the scripts running on your site has been known to create issues with the plugin's function. Some themes also provided caching / minifying of

PDF Embedder and the General Data Protection Regulation

The PDF Embedder plugin does not collect or save any personal user data. The plugin only provides the means to display an interactive PDF viewer on your site. The Premium and Secure versions do record the number of times a document is

Can I use the plugin on a WordPress.com hosted site?

While it may be possible to use the PDF Embedder Free or PDF Embedder Premium version of the plugin on a paid account on a WordPress.com hosting site, it is problematic due to WordPress.com being a closed environment (i.e. you

Keyboard Shortcuts for full screen mode

In full screen mode (Premium versions only), the following keyboard shortcuts can be used: Page Up / Down (Cmd + Up / Down on a Mac) - move to next/prev page Arrow keys - pan around the current page of

Stop the [pdf-embedder] shortcode being inserted into posts automatically

When you select a PDF from the Media Library to insert into your post, by default PDF Embedder will insert it as a shortcode: [pdf-embedder url="<url of PDF>"]. This will cause it to use the plugin's interactive viewer to display

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