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How to use Academy LMS PDF shortcode?

How to use Academy LMS PDF shortcode?

Welcome back! This documentation will guide you on how to use the Academy LMS PDF Shortcode. With PDF shortcode, you can display the PDF file in detail by setting the link, height, and width. 

Here is the Academy LMS PDF shortcode:  

[academy_pdf src="" width="" height=""]

Using PDF Shortcode Course Builder #

Basically, you can use the PDF shortcode on any page of your eLearning site. But we are representing the most logical use of the PDF shortcode while using the Academy LMS Course. Because displaying the pdf view on the course details page and Lesson section will be the proper utilization of this shortcode. 

After logging into your eLearning website, go to Academy LMS > All Courses and then select a course.

all courses

After getting into the course, insert Shortcode block to use PDF Embedding.

shortcode block

Now paste the PDF shortcode, in the src you have to paste the URL of your PDF file. You can find your PDF files URL from the WordPress dashboard media option. Here is the shortcode after placing all the required info in it: 

[academy_pdf src="http://academy-lms.local/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/html_tutorial.pdf" width="500" height="300"]
place short code and update

After placing the shortcode, simply click the Update button. Next, click the permalink to view the course details page. 

By clicking the permalink, you will be taken to the course details page. On this page, you can view the PDF file right after the course details since we have placed it there.  

pdf file overview

Well, we’ve successfully placed the PDF file in the course overview section. Now let’s see how you can add the PDF shortcode inside a lesson of a course. 

Using PDF Shortcode in Lesson #

Go to All Courses and click on a previously created course. After getting inside the course, scroll down and go to the Course Builder section, click Add New Curriculum,  provide the Name, and Summary. 

add curriculum

When you are done, click the Add Curriculum button, and your course topic is created.

add lesson

Now, click the Add New Lesson button to create new lessons for this course.

inserting pdf shortcode in a lesson

First, provide the title of the lesson, and then in the lesson content section, insert the shortcode and necessary PDF file information manually and add it. After adding the rest of the necessary data to your lesson, click the ADD Lesson.  

After adding the lesson, you can see a new lesson has been added in the course builder.

newly created lesson

Now, in the edit course section, click the Update button to update the course with the actions that you’ve taken. Then click the permalink to view the course page and review the lesson section. 

update course

After clicking the permalink, you will be taken directly to the course page. Now scroll down a bit to view the course that you just created.  To view the content of the course, let’s start the course. 

start course

By clicking the Start Course button, you will be able to view the lesson and its content. As you can see, the PDF file that we’ve embedded using the PDF shortcode is visible in this section. 

lesson pdf shortcode preview

So, this is how the Academy PDF shortcode works on the course & the lesson section of your eLearning site. If you still have any confusion or queries on PDF Shortcode, feel free to contact us; you can also join our Facebook community or Twitter

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