Six Awesome Dropbox Plugins for WordPress
When you’re on the go, having access to your important files on multiple devices is crucial. Dropbox makes storing and sharing your files easy. No wonder more than 600 million people use it.
According to some recent stats, the number of files edited in Dropbox each second in 2020 is 4000. Plus, in each hour, 100,000 folders and links are getting gathered and shared.
Dropbox has become an essential tool in many people’s workflow, and there are many WordPress plugins available to help make the most of this fantastic service.
The list below brings together many of the top plugins available for integrating WordPress with Dropbox.
Several of them work with other services (e.g. WPMU DEV members and WooCommerce) and others function without additional third-party applications.
If you use Dropbox, you should have a good idea of what plugin will work best for you and the popular file storing service!
There’s no better way to kick off this list than by featuring Snapshot, our own backup plugin. Snapshot allows you to backup your entire WordPress site to Dropbox in just a few clicks.
Not only that, Snapshot features incremental backups, scheduled backups, one-click restore, 10GB WPMU DEV storage (with more available, if needed), and more!
It’s easy to restore your site from a backup with Snapshot, and you can save multiple snapshots of your site if you want to keep different instances of your WordPress set up.
Snapshot is free for all WPMU DEV members and can be directly downloaded from The Hub.
For more information, be sure to read our article on how to get the most out of Snapshot.
Backup Buddy is an extremely popular plugin for backing up and moving WordPress.
Included in its suite of options is the ability to back up your site to Dropbox. Backup Buddy backs up the SQL database, plugins, files, themes, scripts, posts, settings, widgets, plugins, and everything else in the WordPress database and directories.
Backup Buddy does come with a price. It ranges from $80 to $199, depending on how many sites you have. Also, you can purchase additional backup if needed.
BackWPup is the free version of the plugin of the same name. It allows you to save your entire WordPress installation and push it to Dropbox.
This plugin is compatible with the latest version of WordPress and has attracted more than 600K active installations and a 4.5-star rating in the WordPress Plugin Repository.
If you download the free version, it’s good to keep in mind that support is not available for free. You would need to upgrade to the Pro version for support and additional features, such as complete automatic restore, encrypt backup archives, a list of all installed plugins, and more. Currently, Pro is priced at $69.
Out-of-the-Box allows you to view, download, delete and rename files and folders in your Dropbox account directly from a WordPress page. You can even use this plugin as a file browser, gallery, and audio or video player.
This plugin has a stack of features, such as user-friendly modules, many integrations, and quick support.
Out-of-the-Box is definitely a plugin worth checking out if Dropbox is an essential part of your WordPress workflow.
You can currently purchase a regular license for this plugin for $36.
The External Media plugin imports files and create external links from Dropbox. It’s a convenient way to link and use files from Dropbox quickly and easily.
You have several options when it comes to adding files. Either insert from URL or import the files into WordPress.
It also won’t upload the same file twice. It will check if the file already exists in your WordPress site and reuse it.
If you’d like to upgrade, there’s a Premium version that features support for Unsplash, Instagram, Pexels, Pixabay, and AWS. The cost is only $5.95.
This plugin has a 4-star review and over 8k active users.
If you use WooCommerce, the WooCommerce Dropbox plugin might be a perfect fit. This plugin gives you the ease of use of serving your downloadable products through Dropbox.
It makes it easy by simply choosing a file from your Dropbox account, and then the plugin handles the rest.
The WooCommerce Dropbox plugin is great for smaller files, such as PDFs, text documents, Excel docs, and more. It’s not recommended for larger files (e.g. videos).
Though it doesn’t have very many active installations (just about a thousand at this time), it does have a 4.5-star review and worth trying out if you use WooCommerce and Dropbox.
As you can see, they all perform a bit differently in terms of usage. Hopefully one of these plugins will work well with your WordPress site and Dropbox account.
Give one a try today and happy file sharing!