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 .
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 .