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Adding a PDF Icon to Squarespace

by Olivia Baker

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You can now use Smallpdf’s free Embed PDF tool to easily add a PDF icon that can link any file to your Squarespace website.

When a user wants to open a PDF from a website and is asked to download a third-party app to view it, chances are they won’t do so. For good reason. It’s hard to know what and whom to trust these days. So, instead of losing your visitor’s interest, why not let them just open your file securely in their browser? With our Embed PDF tool, your viewers can do exactly that. They will be able to edit, share, and download a copy of your file, all from the comfort of their internet browser.


How Can I Add a PDF Icon to a Squarespace Page?

  1. Copy the URL of the PDF file you want to use.

  2. Go to our Embed PDF tool and past it into the field.

  3. Choose the option “Image icon” to create a PDF icon.

  4. You will now see a preview of your icon, which you can test by clicking on it.

  5. Copy the generated code by clicking the “Copy Code” button.

  6. On your Squarespace page, hover your mouse over the area where you want your PDF icon to be placed.

  7. Click on the “+” symbol and select “Code.”

  8. Paste the copied code and “Apply.”

  9. If it isn’t already exactly where you want it, you can drag and drop the PDF icon to place it anywhere on the page.

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How easy was that? And best of all, you can add as many links as you want, or update your existing files. Just go through each step again and watch your website transform.

Editing and Sharing Made Simple


With Smallpdf’s range of useful tools, we’re sure all of your PDF needs will be met, both before and after you use our Embed PDF tool to link additional files to your website.

You can access all of the great features available on Smallpdf directly from the embedded link. You don’t need to install anything, or even sign in with an account, which your website visitors will surely appreciate. For example, if you want to present your website visitors with a form to fill out, they can input text and even sign the document electronically without the stress of printing and scanning. They can also download and share the edited, or unedited, file directly to their own device, or a third-party file storage app, such as Dropbox. Regardless of how you want your embedded PDF file to function, there are plenty of tools that you and your visitors will be able to get the most out of.

All in all, don’t lose your website visitors because of unnecessary things like services to open or download the PDFs you want to offer them. With Smallpdf, you can enhance the user experience on your website and impress your visitors. Now that you know how to add a PDF icon to your Squarespace, we’re sure you’ll create fantastic content and improve user engagement!

Olivia Baker
Olivia Baker
Content Writer