9 Dropbox Plugins for WordPress

9 Dropbox Plugins for WordPress

Access to important files on the go is a must-have for people who work on multiple computers and devices. Dropbox makes storing and sharing your files easy and that is why it’s one of the fastest-growing free services on the web. The Dropbox service is such an important part of its users’ workflow that Dropbox service-related plugins for WordPress are popping up everywhere. Check out a few creative ways to integrate your WordPress site with your Dropbox account.

Dropbox CDN


Dropbox CDN lets you use your Dropbox ‘Public’ folder as a free Content Delivery Network (CDN). Upload your theme’s CSS, JavaScript, and images into Dropbox and serve these files from the Dropbox network. It will reduce the bandwidth of your server and allow users to load your site faster.
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Dropbox Upload Form


This plugin enables you to insert an upload form on your pages via a shortcode. You will need to create an application by going to https://www.dropbox.com/developers/. After you do this visitors can upload files to the specified Dropbox account.
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WordPress Backup to Dropbox


We featured this plugin in a tutorial on How to Automatically Backup Your WordPress Site to Dropbox. The WordPress Backup to Dropbox plugin will backup your site’s files and a SQL dump of its database and send it to Dropbox. It can be set to create automatic backups. This plugin has been downloaded 18,980 times to date and has been averaging a five star rating.
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Pressbox


The Pressbox plugin adds a new tab to the Media Upload screen, allowing you to insert images and files from Dropbox into your posts. It lets you conveniently access your Dropbox files from directly within your WordPress dashboard.
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BackWPup


BackWPup is a robust plugin for backing up your WordPress site to Dropbox, among other storage services such as Amazon S3, RackSpaceCloud and more. It can also optimize and check/repair your database.
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Drop in Dropbox


This plugin allows you to upload single files or entire directories with subdirectories to your Dropbox account. You can use it for uploading entire directories with subdirectories to your Dropbox account or for backing up your WordPress site.
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SMEStorage Multi-Cloud WordPress Backup

This is another plugin for backing up your site, especially if you prefer to make multiple backups to different remote locations for extra assurance. Send your backup to any one of 10 storage clouds including S3, CloudFiles, MobileME, Gmail, Box.net and Dropbox.
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ShowBox


The ShowBox plugin gives you a way to display images and photos from your DropBox Public folder. It adds a Dropbox gallery to the sidebar of your site. Any images in your public folder will be displayed on your WordPress site.
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WP Time Machine

WP Time Machine creates archives of all your WordPress data and files and then stores them on Dropbox, Amazon’s S3, or your FTP host. The plugin also includes instructions for a smooth recovery and a shell script that can help automate recovery. Check out http://wptimemachine.com/ for more information on its features.
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