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CBX Dropbox File Chooser


CBX Dropbox File Chooser does what it’s name says. Just install the plugin,active, setup api key , go to post edit screen, click dropbox chooser button,
insert file from dropbox into wordpress editor. Simple !

Free Version Features(Will always be free):

  • The chooser button appears nears the media button of wordpress tinymce editor
  • Simple Setting
  • Native WordPress Coding standard
  • Save bandwidth using files from dropbox

Pro Version Features:

  • Single click Audio File embed using wordpress audio shortcode
  • Single click Video File embed using wordpress Video shortcode
  • Single Click Playlist embed of audio and video
  • Single click Image Gallery Embed using custom shortcode
  • Pro Support

Learn more about this plugin


  • Dropbox chooser button
  • Chosen file
  • Dropbox chosen file container


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.


Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for ‘cbxdropboxfilechooser’
  3. Click ‘Install Now’
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  3. Select from your computer
  4. Click ‘Install Now’
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  1. Download
  2. Extract the cbxdropboxfilechooser directory to your computer
  3. Upload the cbxdropboxfilechooser directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard


Why File link expires after 4 hours

If you choose public file then it will not expire. If you choose private file then it should expire. Enable file sharing for all or make it public

How to collect api key

Go to Dropbox developer portal and create an app , choose app type drop-ins type and follow the steps, copy the App key.


Simple and Effective!

I tried this plugin today and work very well, easy installation. I write about it on my personal blog (spanish): Also, I think the developer should describe (on one screenshot) the process on getting the API Key on DropBox, for some users, this will may be confusing. That's all!
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Contributors & Developers

“CBX Dropbox File Chooser” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Rebranding as of and minor bug fix.


  • Just release