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.


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


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


66 thoughts on “Cloud Sync

  1. Kurt says:
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    Great plugin! 🙂
    I’m having a problem syncing WP-filebase pro with Google Drive.
    I get this error:
    Error calling POST (400) Bad Request

    Do you know how I can solve this?
    Might be related to this:

    1. SL says:
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      I’ve got same problem

      Is there an issue ?

  2. JR says:
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    I have your pro version installed on website that handles fairly big files. I keep getting an error “SSL certificate problem, verify that the CA cert is OK. Retrying with the CA cert bundle from google-api-php-client.”

    I’m desperate to get this sorted out.


  3. David Jardine says:
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    Just a quick pre-sale question. When the Sync process is underway, does it attempt to download the entire bucket before processing each file? Or is this done file-by-file? I am asking as the bucket I need to process is close to 75Gb and my website hosting account won’t be able to handle a download of the whole bucket in one hit. Is there a way to throttle the intial sync or set it to do each file individually before moving on to the next one?

  4. Kunal says:
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    Access files uploaded via Google Drive is very slow and also asks for lot of questions “cannot scan file, etc” – its not great for the user experience. Can something be done about it?

  5. VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
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    I have a pro version.
    I synchronize by ftp. No problem. All work fine.
    But for the front office users, when an user try to download a file, he is redirected on the ftp url, and must enter a login and password.
    I don’t want to give this password to my users. I don’t want them to have an access to my ftp. How can i do to have a direct file download in the WP download page?
    Thanks a lot.

  6. Alysia says:
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    One more question,
    To sync files to DropBox, do they have to be uploaded using the plugin’s uploader or will it sync any files uploaded to a certain category?

  7. Marcello says:
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    we are trying the sync by FTP. The sync is ok from WP to FTP but no file is uploaded from FTP to WP. What’s the problem?

  8. ivan says:
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    In the demo Cloud Sync is not working

    1. Fabian says:
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      What service did you try?

  9. dnduncan says:
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    NOT able to install ANY of the Cloud Plugins from the WP Dashboard.
    When I click “Add License”, the Pop-up window is blank with message that says, “Plugin Information: undefined”

    When I try WP-Filebase Google Drive, the “More Details” button, I get “Plugin Information: WP-Filebase Google Drive 1.0.0″ with Description tab that says” Adds Google Drive to WP-Filebase Pro” and

    Please Advise

    1. Fabian says:
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      This should be fixed with the latest update.

  10. Eliana Mora says:
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    Hello, I want know if is possible sync my files from Azure Blob storage from the version WP-FileBase pro.


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