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WP Media Folder 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 Media Folder. The addon includes integration for Google Drive, OneDrive Personal, OneDrive Business and Amazon S3 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 setup an app type: "Dropbox API", "Full dropbox" or "App Folder" and provide an app name.

Full Dropbox: File categories from WP Media Folder will be added as folders at the root of your Dropbox account (One website = One Dropbox account).
"App folder": all folders/files will be stored under a single folder (to avoid a mess in your Dropbox account).

 

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You're almost done - your app is created and you have your App key and secret.

 

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2. Login to Dropbox in WP Media Folder


To finalize the integration, go back to the WordPress dashboard and click on the menu Settings > WP Media Folder > Cloud > Dropbox tab.

Please select your Media link type:

  • Public link: generate a public accessible link for your files and affect the appropriate rights on the cloud files (Shared link)
  • Private link: AJAX link, hide the cloud link to keep the original access right of your file (Users need a login to view the images)

 

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After that, paste your

  • App key
  • App secret

Then you Save the configuration, after that click on Connect Dropbox button.

 

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You'll have to validate the access authorization for app access - simply click the Allow button.

 

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Finally, an authorization code will be generated. Copy this code into WP Media Folder's configuration.

 

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The connection should be a success ☺ If it is successful, you can create folders and sub-folders in Dropbox and in WP Media Folder. Everything will be synchronized automatically!

 

3. How does it work? What can I do with Dropbox?

How does it work? 

Dropbox can synchronize folders or sub-folders and files on your WP Media Folder interface, and the same is possible the other way round (from WP Media Folder to Dropbox).

 

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What are the sync directions?

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

 

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The WP Media Folder Dropbox integration allows you to perform 2 types of actions with your media:

The first option is to Import the Dropbox media in WP Media Folder by selecting a folder to copy.

 

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The second alternative is to Embed the Dropbox media in your content directly. In this case, the media will be loaded into your content from Dropbox, not from your server.

 

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