Use Dropbox as a media library in WordPress • WordPress Help

The WordPress media library is where the images and other files that you upload are stored to attach to your publications , and it works great and all that but there is a big problem that we all face sooner or later: the storage space .

No matter what type of accommodation you have hired, the storage space in servers is limited and, above all, expensive, very expensive I would say .

Unlike your computer, where you can buy a hard disk SSD high capacity for less than 200 euros and enjoy it throughout its life, when acquiring disk space in a hosting provider you pay for each month that you use it and in a year you have paid the entire hard disk having used a tenth of its total capacity, it is like that, we do not like it but it's what ay .

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To this we must add that any image that you upload from your server also consumes bandwidth, each mega account and the bandwidth is even more expensive in hosting, so we have a fat fat problem, which has to be solved .

What do I mean by this? clearly, we have to look for storage alternatives on our website because if we go to upload all our high quality photos, files and others to our accommodation, and if we add that WordPress creates copies (minors) of each image that you upload, because we can soon find ourselves with a problem of storage or of finances .

One very good would be to be able to use Dropbox as a storage system in the cloud for sure you already have an account with more than 2 Gb of space, which you could use for use it as a space for your WordPress attachments, had you thought about it?

Also, it is very easy to do . I'm not talking about uploading your photos to Dropbox and linking them in any way by attaching from URL, but integrate your Dropbox storage in WordPress to access your photos of the cloud storage system as if it were your WordPress media library .

By the way, when loading from Dropbox, do not consume bandwidth from your hired hosting, but from the cloud of Dropbox so the saving, speed in loading your web , and benefit, is double

I present to you CBX Dropbox File Chooser .

This gem, once installed, adds a beautiful (so big) button next to that of Add object from which, when pressed lightly, you will see your Dropbox images, which you can choose to insert them in your publication immediately also being able to choose among several sizes to display it in your publication

The only previous step to enjoy this wonder is connect your WordPress with Dropbox ] creating an application with its API then you copy the code, you paste it in the plugin settings page and it works.

] What I said, a jewel.

What are you waiting for? run to install it now, time runs and money flies .

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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WordPress 3.7 beta 1 – Best searches and automatic updates • WordPress Help

 wordpress 3.7 The first beta of what will be the next major version of WordPress is now ready, in which you can try and enjoy some of the WordPress 3.7 news that we have been announcing

One of the most relevant developments, which we have already been commenting on, is the update in the background which will include the language packages, including those for the default themes , if your installation of WordPress is not in English, something that all of us will appreciate.

Another novelty of WordPress 3.7 is the improvement of the password strength meter now using the Dropbox zxcvbn library which favors the strength of semantic keys in front of those impossible to remember. This is because a key with 4 dictionary words has been shown to be harder to hack than one with all kinds of characters, being also easier for the user to remember.
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Also, and perhaps this is the novelty that you most appreciate in your daily use of WordPress, now the search results will take into account the relevance of what you are looking for . In the new algorithm if the keyword you are looking for is in the title it will appear first if it is only in the content of an entry or page.

Verification of 2 steps in WordPress • WordPress Help

The security of a web is fundamental, and one of the most attacked sites in a WordPress installation is the access screen, and if not it installs Wordfence and you can check yourself the amount of attempts of brute force attacks that are received daily if your site has some popularity.

It is for this reason that it is worth evaluating incorporate one of the latest security technologies: the verification in 2 steps .

This method, already used by such popular services as Google and Dropbox besides – surely – your online banking, requires that you enter to access, in addition to your user and password, an additional code that will be provided to you by mobile phone or other methods.

If you are committed to the security of your site there are several ways to have 2-step verification in WordPress v let's see some …

Nothing else, just recommend you try it, because improves WordPress's many whole security.

How to avoid malware in WordPress

The popularity of WordPress plays against you in some aspects. The fact that c more and more companies use WordPress for their official websites, e-commerce platforms and corporate blogs makes our beloved WordPress the target of hacking attacks .

And the most common way that hackers use to control a website is usually to introduce malware into code so they can get administrative permissions and, thereby, access all the data on the web to its uses, usually fraudulent.

I have already spoken on other occasions of some measures for ensure WordPress but today I want to make list of the basics, as a reminder, to protect from malware to WordPress .

And so far. These tips are not all possible, but if they are useful for protect WordPress from malware and other dangers.

If you know of any more protection measure tell us in the comments, I'll add it to the list.

WordPress infinite, under your control • WordPress Help

I have already spoken previously of ManageWP a integrated manager of WordPress sites but this system It suffered from a problem for some, the fact that it is a service that you have to use in an external server, you can not install it where you want.

Well, we already have an option, this time if can be hosted in your own server .

I'm talking about InfiniteWP a downloadable software which is not a WordPress plugin, from which you can manage so many WordPress installations as you like .

In addition, it is a free software which, in its current basic initial version allows the following:

  • Remote access with only one login
  • Backups and restorations Automatic
  • WordPress Updates, Plugins and themes with a single click
  • Activation in batch of plugins and themes
  • Installation in batch of plugins and themes
  • Organization of your WordPress sites in groups, for a simpler management

As you can see, ] you have some of the ManageWP premium settings for free in this case, which makes it a very good option.

Now, there are other tools that are not free and you do not know the price yet , namely …

  • Google Analytics Integrated Management
  • Cloning and WordPress installation
  • Centralized management of entries and comments
  • Batch creation of entries, pages and links
  • Programmable backups
  • ] Centralized editor
  • Backups to Amazon S3 or Dropbox
  • Integrated user management

Again, there are tools that are already available in ManageWP, at a reasonable price, which in this case will not be able to Enjoy it until they are available.

In any case it is a very good option to try it at least, because the installation is very simple . You only need to download the latest version upload it to the folder you want from your own server and access the chosen path, the installation process will begin, just like what happens with WordPress.

In this process only you will be asked for the information of the database (you need one) where the " idem " of InfiniteWP will be stored. It's fast and easy, as you can see in this video:

The server requirements to host it, which are checked in the installation process, are PHP 5.2.4 or higher with CURL and MySQL support version 5.0.2 or higher.

Then, once installed, it's really easy to create groups and start adding sites . For this you also have here a video that explains it, although the system is quite intuitive:

And finally, another video with a review of everything that InfiniteWP offers ]the one that I have tried and, despite being in the first version, works more than well despite the – perhaps – few initial functionalities.

Or, if you prefer, here you have a tour to see how it works, plus some captures of what you find once installed and running.

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Dropbox and WordPress • WordPress Help

No one who knows me will be surprised to hear about Dropbox that service that allows to synchronize and share files on the network . Has improved so much lately that every time I find it more difficult to save files locally, justify not to put them directly in my Dropbox.

Well, now two of my loves, DropBox and WordPress join forces through various plugins , let's see them:

Finally, a great idea is to use your Dropbox as a WordPress backup system. For this you can follow this tutorial . Dropbox not only offers you a lot of space to safeguard your WordPress, but its version control system will allow you to store the history of changes in your theme and file system of the WordPress installation.

By the way, if you you are going to register in DropBox it will be the same to do it from this link and so, by the way, they give me a few more megs for my account. Thanks!