Can I Post a PDF on Craigslist? – How to Upload Pdf File

Adding image or video makes an advertisement attractive. Craigslist allows user limited use of HTML and multimedia. To add a PDF file is not as simply as adding an image. User cannot use "Add an Image" option of the posting form, even if it is an image file.

It is advisable to post the download link to the file rather than upload PDF file to the third - party file sharing service. The below given steps helps you to upload PDF file.

  1. Visit third-party sharing website such as You should now go to the home page and read instructions to upload file. Generally all sharing services display a code after uploading a file on server. It can also be done with own server.
  2. After uploading successfully, copy URL address of such file. Now, go to and click on "My Account" link on the left column to login to your account. Insert your registered email and password in provided space.
  3. The page will ask you to select city for which you want to post an advertisement. Select city from drop down menu located at upper right column besides "post new ad in" and click on “Go” button.
  4. Choose an appropriate category to post an ad from jobs, services, housing, items, events, community or romance ads. The category title shows you a sub category, from which choose suitable and click “Continue” to direct at next page.
  5. After that give a suitable title, item price (if you wish) and location in provided space. Write description in “Description box” along with contact information.
  6. Now paste your copied URL of PDF file with text. Put an image by clicking on “Add/ Edit Images”. Images should be in the form of JPG, GIF, BMP or PNG format.
  7. Submit your post, clicking on “Continue” and review it. You can make changes on "Edit Again" and submit it. The ad will appear within 15 minutes on Craigslist.

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