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WP File Download Addon: Dropbox Integration

1. Create a Dropbox App


The Dropbox integration is distributed as a separate Add-on. You need to install this add-on (plugin) additionally to WP File Download. The addon includes integration for Google Drive and OneDrive too.

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. 

 

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Then set up an app type "Dropbox API", "Full Dropbox" and an app name.

File categories from WP File download 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).

 


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

 

2. Login to Dropbox in WP File Download

Then go back in WordPress admin and click on the menu WP File Download > Configuration > Cloud Connection tab > Dropbox settings section. Paste your

  • App key
  • App secret

Then save the configuration and click on the Dropbox connection button.

 

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

 

 

Finally, an authorization code will be generated and you'll have to copy it in WP File Download configuration.

 

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 The connection should be a success ☺ Then you can create folders, subfolders in Dropbox and in WP File download, everything will be sync!

 

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

How does it work? 

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

 

 

What are the sync directions?

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

 

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