Dropfiles: Dropbox Integration

1. Create a Dropbox App

The Dropbox is included in the main Dropfiles package.

First you need a Dropbox App to connect your website to a Dropbox account. Go to https://www.dropbox.com/developers and create a new app. 

 

create-dropbox-app

 

Then setup an app type "Dropbox API", "Full dropbox" and an app name

File categories from Dropfiles will be added as folders @ the root of your Dropbox account (great for a dedicated Dropbox account). If you select "App folder" all folders/files will be stored under a single folder (avoid the mess in your Dropbox account).

 

dropbox-app-info

 

Then you're almost done, your app is created and you got your App key and secret

 

app-created

 

2. Login to Dropbox in Dropfiles

Then go back in WordPress admin and click on the menu Dropfiles > Options > Cloud connection tab > Dropbox settings. Paste your

  • App key
  • App secret

Then save the configuration and click on the Connect Dropbox button

 

app-key-secret

 

You'll have to validate the access authorization for app access, just click Allow.

 

allow-dropbox-app

 

Finally, an authorization code will be generated and you'll have to copy it in Dropfiles configuration. Then press Connect Dropbox.

 

 

copy-code


Connection should be a success ☺ 

 

connected

 

You can now create folders, sub folders in Dropbox and in Dropfiles, everything will be sync!

 

new-dropbox-folder

 

3. How it works? What can I do with Dropbox?

How it works? 

Dropbox can sync folders/subfolders and files on your Dropfiles interface and the same is possible on the other way (from Dropfiles to Dropbox).

 

dropbox-web


What are the sync directions?

It works in both directions! You can add a file from Dropbox and see it in Dropfiles or add a file in Dropfiles and see it in Dropbox. It also means you can manage Dropfiles files from your desktop using Dropbox sync software. That’s crazy! Yes we know ☺

 

wpfd-dropbox-folder