It gave a warning when I didn't have permissions configured properly, which was good, and there was a help page that enabled me to work through the process of setting up a policy to get it right.
But it doesn't upload to S3 and doesn't change the URL of the uploaded media. There is no message saying it wasn't able to upload. There is no information about how to troubleshoot, and there doesn't appear to be a prospect of getting any.
This sort of thing CAN work. A few years ago I had success with an earlier version or different plugin that did the same thing, I'm not sure which. But this one isn't working. I'm doing it with a simple, test installation to avoid other plugins that might complicate or interfere.
I use Git to develop and deploy WordPress sites. I also usually keep all of a site's assets inside of Git for smaller sites, as this adds another layer of backups. However, when a site starts getting a large number of image-heavy updates, it's time to move the images and uploads out of WordPress and onto something like Amazon S3. This plugin makes it easy and painless. As for the paid version? Just go for it. The time you'll save yourself is worth a lot more than what's being charged here. Really solid stuff.
I want to fault it, because I am convinced this can be done easily with some simple code.. but its free... and its been faultless, and actually contrary to my concerns.. its easy. My concerns seem to be about ownership and scale once my users start adding content to their profiles.I thought the pro price excessive, but if i make the money, then.. hmmm.. Im working through my psychological issues obviously. My problem is that it works beautifully.
I've been using this plugin in a handful of websites for a couple of years now and I can speak highly enough of it. I build church websites, which tend to include a lot of media. This plugin allows me to do backups efficiently because all of the content isn't on my server. Thanks Brad & team for a solid plugin.
Nope. I don't recommend.
If you have an issue and are trying this plugin out to see if it's even a good fit for your site, you get no support period... unless some other user has pity on you and provides some feedback.
I have a problem of new uploaded media not showing up on S3 bucket (something the FREE version is supposed to do). I followed all the steps in his quick start guide and it doesn't work, yet he wants me to pay at least $60 dollars (lowest pro version cost) to find out why a free feature doesn't work.
I am very impressed with this plugin, using with its companion Amazon Web Services plugin. I like how they are transparent - you don't even realize it is there and behaves as if you were saving everything locally. There have been a few bugs here and there, but the team addresses them quickly.
We're using this plugin on our company blog. It's perfect!
It's straightforward, clean and a breeze to install and set-up.
There's plenty of information about S3 and CloudFront online (in general; or via AWS itself).
I'm glad development for this had continued (from the previous iterations), and especially because this time it's looking like it's for the long haul. Please keep up the fine work.
The plugin works great. I am looking forward to the pro version. It is incredible to see the media urls change automatically
The only issue that I faced was that there is no documentation on how to Setup AWS so that the plugin works. There are a few blog posts so it is not impossible.
The only small complaint is the "blank" settings page once the AWS access keys have been added.
I've installed this plugin for basically all my WordPress sites as it allows you to completely store the actual content of your site in a separate location. It also relieves your php server from heaving to serve up all those PDF files and images. The plugin is a bit technical and requires an understanding of AWS. You may also need to setup some extra settings but the creators have done great deal of effort in making it easy to understand. You can also store important bucket settings in wp-config.php so it also works well in cases where you have separate development, acceptance and production environments and don't want all the settings in your database.
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