Can't see or browse the pdf, only thumbs. To make it work I need to open in in an article

QuestionsCategory: PDF Light ViewerCan't see or browse the pdf, only thumbs. To make it work I need to open in in an article
AvatarFabio Larosa asked 3 years ago

Hi, thanks in advance for your help.
I managed to easily install and configure the plugin and to upload my first pdf file. Everything is fine if I preview the loaded pdf. I wanted to insert the pdf in the sidebar of my site (WP 4.6.1), so I put a text widget in the sidebar with the wp-code of the loaded pdf. What I get is a long image (plugins/pdf-light-viewer/assets/img/lightpaperfibers.png) and at the end the thumbs of the loaded pdf. See screenshot 1
Extra strage: if I create a new article and insert the same pdf inside, they both works on the page of the article. See 
 
Can you please help me with some suggestion? Thank you.

1 Answers
supportsupport answered 3 years ago

Hello Fabio,
We’re using some logic to insert plugin assets (styles, etc.) on-demand. Currently if you’re using shortcode on the page it will work well right out of the box. If you’re using shortcode in widget you’ll need to add [pdf-light-viewer-enqueue-assets] before the main shortcode as we described in docs.

Shortcode [pdf-light-viewer-enqueue-assets] as well as PdfLightViewer_AssetsController::frontendEnqueue()has no parameters. It should be mainly used to enqueue assets when PDF flipbook shortcode is injected with widgets. It should be inserted before main PDF flipbook shortcode.

Probably this extra shortcode wouldn’t be necessary in the next versions.
Please let me know if you still have questions.