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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 you visit a website, it can be discouraging when you try to open a PDF file, only to be greeted with a message asking you to download a third party app in order to view it. Thankfully, with our Embed PDF tool, your viewers won’t run into this problem. They will be able to edit, share, and download your files, 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. Paste the URL link into the ‘Add PDF link here’ field.

  3. Choose between either Image or Text for your PDF Icon.

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

  5. Copy the automatically-generated code, by clicking the Copy Code button.

  6. On your Squarespace page, hover your mouse over the area 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 still drag and drop the PDF icon to place it anywhere on the page.


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.

All of the great features available on Smallpdf are also accessible directly from the embedded link, and without the need to install anything, or even sign in with an account, which your website visitors will surely appreciate. For example, if you want to link a form to your website for visitors to fill out. They will be able to input text, and even sign the document electronically without the stress of printing and scanning. As well as being able to download and share the edited, or unedited, file directly to their own device, or a third party file storing 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.

Olivia Baker
Olivia Baker
Content Writer