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Dropbox Photo Sideloader

Adds a new tab to the Media Uploader, which allows you to pull image files from your Dropbox into WordPress.

5 reviews
Average Rating
3 out of 5 stars
Clashes with UpdraftPlus backup authentication to Dropbox
By , for WP 4.5

This plugin prevents authentication to Dropbox of the UpdraftPlus back up plugin. The author of that plugin says "You should report it to the authors of those plugins. The culprit is loading a Dropbox library when it doesn't need to use it - which then causes the problem when another plugin (in this case, UpdraftPlus), does need to use its own Dropbox library." (https://wordpress.org/support/topic/cant-authenticate-to-dropbox).

Sure enough, disabling Photo sideloader enables the authentication to proceed. By all accounts re-enabling it will prevent the authenication again, so I can't use this plugin.

Since it has not been updated from v0.6 for over 2 years, I somehow doubt if this will get fixed, but who knows?

EXACTLY what I needed! Saves me hours!
By , for WP 4.4.1

I have several clients who are real estate agents, so when they list a new property, they have a ton of new photos for me to add. The photos are stored in Dropbox and previously I was having to download them all and then FTP them up to the website. Now I can sideload them directly from Dropbox into the Media library of the website, completely bypassing my own computer. This plugin literally saves me hours!

Got it to work - very nice
By , for WP 4.3

Especially now that Dropbox has added a File Requests feature, this Sideloader plugin is a lifesaver. Version 0.6 of the plugin is working just fine for me. No problem loading images with spaces in the filename - spaces were converted to hyphens once they arrived in WordPress Media Library.

Thank you :)

Couldn't get it to work
By ,

Couldn't get 0.5 to work. I guess it's just too early. It is, I agree, a great idea and I like the author's description of what it is supposed to do. I seems like it has worked for others, but when I went to the author's site for help, I got a 404 error. Oh well.

Idea is OK, execution is not perfect
By , for WP 3.6.1

It seems to work Ok, but it doesn't handle spaces in filenames which is a problem since Dropbox uses a space in it's camere uploads folder making the plugin rather useless for me.

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