Dropbox Create Web Application


In version 3.6 of WP Edit Pro; the Dropbox button was introduced. In order to use the Dropbox button; a web application must first be created.

This post is intended to walk through the process of creating said Dropbox web application.

Create Drobox Web Application

The first step is to visit the Developers Applications section of Dropbox. A new account will need to be created if one doesn’t already exist.
dropbox_login

Once an account has been created; click the “App Console” link in the left navigation menu.
app_console

Create Application and Select Name

Next, click the “Create App” button in the upper right hand of the screen.
create_app

Next, check the “Drop Ins” option.
drop_ins

Now a name must be selected for the application. Choose a unique name; that is easily recognizable.
app_name

Finally, click “Create App”.

Obtaining Application Key

Once the application has been created; the next screen will show details of the newly created application. Among these details; is the “App key”.
app_key

Copy the “App key”; and paste it back into WP Edit Pro (Editor tab), under the Drobbox “App key” option.
dropbox_settings

Lastly, enter the domain of the website where the dropbox files will appear (your site url) into the “Drop-ins domains” option field. This is necessary to connect successfully to the Dropbox API and pull the files to the website.

Congratulations! Dropbox is now successfully configured.


Josh Lobe has written 53 articles

Josh Lobe is the sole developer of WP Edit and WP Edit Pro. A father of two; a husband to a beautiful wife; and a small home in the suburbs... he primarily enjoys coding in WordPress and designing websites.

5 thoughts on “Dropbox Create Web Application

    1. Josh Lobe says:

      Hi Gisele,
      Sorry about this; I’m sure it’s something I overlooked in the code. I’ll need to get that fixed in the next maintenance release.

      In the meantime; you should be able to rid the alert by entering ANY value into the “Dropbox” option on the WP Edit Pro settings page (I think it’s the “Posts” tab… not sure). Just enter “test” or something; and save. Let me know if you don’t see the option… and also if this temporary solution works for you.

      Thanks.

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