Open PDF

Open PDF 1.1

No permission to buy ($35.00)
Compatible XF 2.x versions
2.0, 2.1
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This XF2 add-on along with the entire collection can be purchased for $35.00 USD. Your Premium upgrade will allow you to download as many XF2 add-ons as you like for one year. Please see the entire collection located in the Resources area at this URL:


Opens PDF attachments in the browser.

By default XenForo requires PDF attachments to be downloaded before you can view them. This add-on changes this default behavior so that PDF attachments open directly in the browser when they are clicked.

(Example of PDF attachment)


  1. Download and unzip it.
  2. Copy the src/addons/Andy/OpenPDF directory to your server.
  3. From the Admin Control Panel Install the add-on.
Questions and Answers:

Q: Is Resource manager also supported?
A: In Resource manager, it makes the download button when clicked automatically open the PDF attachment.
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    Open PDF v1.1 changes: Updated PHP code to include missing error 304 condition.

Latest reviews

This is fantastic, especially since most of our users are mobile and downloading pdfs to their phone and finding them to open is technically challenging for some.