I am using your free plugin but and considering purchasing the paid version so I can sync with my Google Drive.
My friend is using WP Media Folder with Google Drive allowed me to view his WP admin so I could see his in action.
Syncing instructions for Google Drive are lacking in detail and I want to make certain I get my settings correct to avoid the problems he is experiencing.
The problem I see is it seems WP Media Folder is making copies of his Google Drive into his Wordpress media folder. This confusing for the staff managing his site.
I don't want the same happening at my sites. I don't want to see any of my images from Google Drive showing up in my Wordpress media folder.
Is that possible? And what setting would I need to turn off/on for that to happen?
And on behalf of my friend, would deleting the files that show in his Wordpress media folder (from his Google Drive area below the Wordpress media folder) cause any problems? He wants me to help him clean out his media folders so only files uploaded to his server show there.
How do I stop WP Media folder from showing (or copying) images from my Google Drive files in my Wordpress default media folder too?
And if they do show up in both places, can I delete the ones in my Wordpress media folder safely. I just want them gone from my default Wordpress media but stay in my Google folder.
What setting controls this behavior? I cannot figure it out from reading your documents.
Looking at my friend's site, after he installed WP Media folder to Google Drive connector, his Wordpress media folder ballooned in size up to 96 pages of images (@50 per page, for a single month. That's 4,800 for one month!! And 90 pages for the next month. Both he and I store thousands of images in our Google Drive but only use a few at any given time.
The connector Google has created a huge problem at my friends site and I don't want to be facing the same problem at my site. I want to reference the images from Google Drive and not see them again in my Wordpress media folder. Locating an unloaded image that's supposed be in the default media folder takes a long long time at my friend's site and it's driving his staff crazy.
And my friend wants me to help him clean his default Wordpress media folder, so I want to know if for him (and also for me if I'm going to be buying a license) if deleting these duplicated files in the Wordpress media folder will cause a problem.
We don't wish to unlink the account, just remove the files that are synced into / indexed into the Wordpress default media folder, while continuing to use the Google Drive images. It sounds to me you're saying that deleting the ones in Wordpress default media folder would not cause a problem but you haven't specifically stated.
Also, I still would like to know how to stop WP Media folder from indexing there. Which setting is that?
Also, I still would like to know how to stop WP Media folder from showing duplicates of the Google Drive files in my Wordpress library default folder? Which setting is that?
I'm will not be uploading any files to my server. I wish to use only files from my Google Drive. So my Wordpress library default media folder should stay empty right?
Yes, of course I want to see them but only in the Google Drive folders section of my Wordpress library. But only in that section of my library. Not in two areas.
My screenshot showed 2 areas. The Media Library top level with the Google Drive below.
What I want for these not to show in both areas. There are entries in the Media Library default folders for files in the Google Drive folders below. They are showing up in two places for the same file.
I want them not to be duplicated in the Media Library default folder..
How do I make that happen?