Displaying PDF Using Firefox

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    Hey Everyone,

    I am attempting to upload a PDF to my blog using Firefox on a Mac. I go through all the necessary Add Media, File URL, Insert Into Post, Publish steps and am able to create a link on a post that supposedly displays the document but when I click on the link, a blank white screen is displayed.

    When I look at the uploaded PDF using Safari or Internet Explorer, I am able to see the PDF as it should be displayed. I have done quite a bit of searching online and through these forms and have not been able to find someone with a similar problem or resolution. Does anyone out there have an idea what might be going on/what I can do to fix it?

    Here is a link to the uploaded PDF that I can’t view: null

    The blog I need help with is davidwcurrier.wordpress.com.



    Is it a large file? I have searched and found this > https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/pdf-not-showing-up-on-site?replies=6#post-733789

    Note: The following processes are outlined particularly for users who wish to upload a document and add its download link to a blog post or page. If you are seeking to simply upload a document to your blog’s Media Library (no download link), you can check out Media -> Add New in your dashboard. http://support.wordpress.com/media/media-add-new/

    If you want to embed the document itself, you will have to use a third party application like Scribd or Google Docs. Otherwise, the documents will appear as a download link.
    See here:


    I use Firefox (10.0.2) on a Mac, and when I click on the “Pat Lawton” link in your blog post, it (slowly) loads a 21 page PDF. Firefox for Mac does not natively show PDF in the browser, you need an add-in to do that. I use PDF Viewer, there are many others. I hope that helps!



    Thank you for the replies! I really do appreciate them. Using Scribd I was able to get the document to upload in WordPress and using Firefox, it is now visible on my computer.

    Thanks again! It is much appreciated!



    Thanks do much for helping. :)

    I’m glad this went well for you. Happy blogging

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