Cloud Sync

Cloud Sync (or Remote Sync) is a powerful feature that allows you to outsource files in the Cloud. Using standard APIs and protocols, WP-Filebase easily integrates into your existing hybrid cloud architecture. All Cloud Syncs – regardless of the service – are 2-way (syncs uploads and deletions). That means that files uploaded to the Cloud Sync root category (or any of it’s Sub-Categories), are automatically uploaded to the Cloud Service and deleted locally. Thus, as a Site Admin, you don’t have to pass FTP passwords or tools for handling S3 buckets to the uploading users. See the chart for an overview how the whole thing works:
Files are downloaded during sync and scanned for thumnails. Uploaded files will be passed to dropbox. Downloads are server by cloud server.

Remote Sync Services

With Remote Sync you can outsource file hosting to an external service. WP-Filebase syncs with a folder on the service and adds files recursivly. It once downloads all files and scans it for thumbnails and extended file info (ID3 tags). Then the file is deleted and an external download link is created. Downloads will be redirected to that links without causing any data traffic on the blog server. Foreach sub folder a category is created, so the folder structure will be the same like on the remote service.

FTP Sync

Just enter the FTP details (host, user, password) and select a folder to sync with. A HTTP Url can be specified to map downloads to HTTP instead of FTP when downloading.

Dropbox Sync

You can connect WP-Filebase to your Dropbox account. After connecting, use the AJAX browser to select a directory in your Dropbox to sync with. You can choose if downloads links are pointing to the file or a Dropbox preview page. Note that forcing downloads does not work with files hosted on Dropbox!

Amazon S3

With an AWS access key and secret you can easily add files from a S3 bucket. The (virtual) path names of the files inside the bucket are mapped to category structure. You can sync whole buckets or only files inside a directory, i.e with a certain path prefix. WP-Filebase Pro includes a bucket explorer, so you can browse through buckets and select the directory to sync.

Google Drive

Files stored in Google Drive can be synced. Syncing of documents created in Google Docs is not supported yet.

WebDav

With this extension WP-Filebase can sync with any WebDav server. This includes ownCloud servers and box.com.

OneDrive

We have a OneDrive extension too.

Master-Slave Syncing

A more advanced scenario is the Master-Slave Syncing: multiple WordPress Sites share some or all files, while files are only stored at the Master Site. Slave sites are using the FTP Sync to retrieve the Master Files and upload new files (2-way sync).

Master Slave FTP Sync

Resources

65 thoughts on “Cloud Sync

  1. Fabian says:
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    Hi Deepak,

    could you please drop us a message at //wpfilebase.com/got-wp-filebase-pro/premium-support/

    Regards
    Fabian

  2. John Armstrong says:
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    Hi,
    Is there a way to get a file listing to be recursive for any sub-directories?

    The remote sync plugin pulls the files over but since every directory gets its own category they do not seem to appear unless I specifically add that new category to the listing.

    This is a problem since my users add content ad hoc via dropbox and do now want to manage it this closely.

    Tx
    John-

  3. John Armstrong says:
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    I had about 4,000+ categories and it wasn’t working (mistake on a dropbox sync). Clearing them out seemed to fix it.

    Or user error.

    Tx!

  4. Paul says:
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    Hi A client of mine want to have a page that shows the files on their dropbox account – he wants it so that the files are stored on the dropbox and the page show a link to download that file – therefore they will always have the latest file on dropbox – does your plugin allow this to happen

    regards

    Paul

    1. Fabian says:
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      Hi Paul,

      yes, with WP-Filebase Pro you can publish files from Dropbox fully automatically.

      Regards
      Fabian

  5. David says:
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    Is it possible to sync even the file structure with dropbox?
    So let’s say my selected dropbox folder has a sub-folder structure. Can automatically set categories to pictures by subdirectory or so?

    The reason for this question is, that i have hundreds of photos categorized in dropbox-subdirectories, which i want to use in my WP.

  6. Andrew says:
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    I am having a similar problem. When I do a dropbox sync i receive the following message “Retrieving remote file tree, this can take some time…” and the files do not sync and no other message appears after that. Support takes time to respond – this is a big problem,

  7. Philip says:
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    Trying my question here – can the wp search find the contents of PDFs managed by the plugin?

  8. Cordula says:
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    Hi Fabian,
    du hast mal wieder ein Ticket von mir. Ich würde mich über Hilfe sehr freuen…
    Grüße

  9. Cordula says:
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    Fabian,
    jetzt mache bitte deinen Premium-Support. 2 Wochen ist definitiv zu lange für eine Antwort!…
    Ich brauche Hilfe!!!
    Gruß Cordula

  10. Frode R. says:
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    Hi

    Currently using free version on a new site im building for the local aeroclub. Love the plugin, considering upgrading to pro depending:

    Will the dropbox functionality allow logged in users to open, edit and save dropbox files from the ajax browser as if having dropbox installed on his own computer? I need certain wordpress role members (instructors) to be able to edit all students documents and other role members (students) to view some and edit some documents.

    I don’t want my students to know the login for the cloudservice or be able to edit other students documents.

    Have tried other solutions with locally hosted files, but no success.

    Cheers

    1. Fabian says:
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      Hi,

      yes, you can select which users or user roles are able to edit the file meta data and upload changed documents. So basically its like you said, as if having the dropbox client installed, with additional permission control.

      Regards
      Fabian

      1. Frode R. says:
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        Ok, thanks. It sounds like the wp-filebase will cover my needs one way or other.

        Currently we are using the cloud service from one.com (now bix.com), does wp-filebase support this service or do we need to sign up for an additional service for our web-documents?

        Thank you
        Frode

        1. Fabian says:
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          It seems that Bix supports WebDav, so WP-Filebase supports it.

          http://www.one.com/en/support/faq/how-do-i-access-bix-with-webdav

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