The FileStore for Dropbox plugin for Easy Digital Downloads allows you to provide your digital goods through the Dropbox storage/file sharing infrastructure. By using Dropbox to host your files you will gain the secure, high-availability capabilities provided free-of-charge by Dropbox as well as avoid any extra hosting or transfer fees on your own site.
When using File Store for Dropbox you can use a file on Dropbox in two different ways. The first option is to copy files to Dropbox first and then select them from within the WordPress Insert Media screens. This way you don’t need to worry about any upload limits or file incompatibilities on your WordPress site.
The second option allows you to upload files directly from the same WordPress Insert Media window, the same as you do today, and then select those for use. This way you never need to leave your WordPress environment. Either way, File Store for Dropbox supports files in any directory and will automatically expire your download links after a few hours to prevent link sharing.
Your files are everything. They are the products that you have laboured to create, and the entire reason your customers give you their hard-earned money. Doesn’t it make sense to keep them as safe as possible while also making them easy to manage and reliably distribute?
We think so, which is why we’re huge proponents of storing and serving product files from a third-party file hosting service, instead of from your web server.
For this reason we’ve created the Dropbox extension for Easy Digital Downloads. It integrates your store with Dropbox so you can store and deliver files from a file-hosting service instead of your web host.
Dropbox File Store Addon Store files separate from your web host
Your website and your digital product are different from each other. Why store them both in the same place? By using Dropbox along with Easy Digital Downloads, you can keep your website on your web server and your digital product files in your Dropbox account. Your customers will never know the difference but you will definitely appreciate the benefits of being able to manage your files where they belong.
Select existing files or upload new files from the download edit screen
Your product files will be stored separately from the rest of your site’s media, but it won’t affect your workflow. With this extension, you can use the standard media management popup to browse, select, and insert files from Dropbox into your download product.
Fast, secure delivery regardless of file size
Easy Digital Downloads automatically generates unique download links for every customer with configurable expirations to prevent unauthorized file sharing. This feature still works perfectly with the Dropbox extension. Plus, Dropbox makes it much easier to support large product files which otherwise commonly cause issues when uploaded directly to a site’s media library.