Dropbox is one of the favorite tools for WordPress bloggers. It allows us to save the website backup, images, videos, documents and other file types in a secured cloud vault. Thus it provides a valuable free service to the online users from almost any device and platform.
Do you know which are the popular WordPress plugins that work with Dropbox?
We pick 7 best plugins in this post which will help you to backup, restore, clone a website or share contents from your cloud storage account on WordPress.
1. WordPress Backup to Dropbox
The WordPress Backup to Dropbox plugin will automatically backup your website into Dropbox at scheduled intervals. Just choose a day, time and backup frequency to start the operation.
It will send your website files, SQL database to the connected Dropbox account. You can customize the backup by excluding certain files and folders from it. The plugin is “open source” and provides a number of premium extensions to get additional features like zip backup, email notifications, priority support etc.
2. Backup & Restore Dropbox
Backup & Restore Dropbox is a free WordPress plugin for unlimited backups and restores. It doesn’t impose any restrictions on you regarding the number of times to use and you can save the backup file either in Dropbox or local storage.
It gives you full control over the operation and lets you include or exclude files from being backed up. Automatic database optimization, WooCommerce integration, low memory hosting or server support are some other features of the plugin.
BackupBuddy is a fantastic solution to safeguard your online portal or business. It will backup your entire WordPress installation including core files, categories, tags, media library, menus, settings and convert them into a zip file.
As an admin, you can schedule or run backups at regular, frequent intervals and automatically save them to popular cloud storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, BackupBuddy Stash etc. After a backup completes, you can also download a zip file of your entire WordPress website. Backup and restore is highly customizable with BackupBuddy plugin. You can restore an individual WordPress file, roll back your database to the previous version or restore an entire website if needed.
Dropr is a brilliant tool to turn your Dropbox account into a secondary WordPress media library. It enables you to insert images, videos, documents, audio from Dropbox on WordPress posts and pages. Set a title, caption, alt text, size, turn on/off autoplay- everything is possible right from the easy to use interface.
The plugin even useful to set an external image as featured and a great way to save your bandwidth, reduce page loading time and improve the speed.
5. External Media
External Media is a free alternative to Dropr plugin. Just connect your WordPress blog to third-party services like Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive, Box, Instagram and insert files from them. It’s an open source software which can also be used to import files from the above-mentioned accounts on WordPress.
6. WordPress Backup & Clone Master
It is another premium plugin to backup and clone a WordPress site. The plugin will create a full backup at predefined intervals and auto sends output to Dropbox, Google Drive and your email address.
WordPress Backup & Clone Master makes it easier to backup, clone, migrate a site to another domain and hosting. The backup file will contain database, settings, themes, plugins, images which can be downloaded in zip, tar formats or store it to remote FTP server too.
UpdraftPlus is a popular WordPress plugin for backup with more than 1 million downloads. Choose your file types, set a backup schedule and select your storage destination to begin the process.
It will automatically backup your files and database to Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, FTP, email and many other cloud storage services. UpdraftPlus ensures smoother, faster backup using fewer server resources and advanced yet easy to manage options.
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