We would like to use this plug-in together with a WordPress based imageserver. Does this plug-in allow the pictures to be hosted within Dropbox while they can be viewed online?
P.S.: Just a wild guess, dutch or flemish?
Good guess, Dutch indeed
The plugin can indeed be used to display your images on Dropbox directly on your WordPress website. The Gallery Demo will show you how this looks like.
Please note that Out-of-the-Box is a standalone plugin and doesn’t (yet) integrate into the WordPress Media Library. The images can only be shown via the Gallery mode of Out-of-the-Box.
I hope this answers your question. I you have any questions remaining, don’t hesitate to let me know!
Thanks for your swift response and sorry for my late answer. Just one more question, I hope. Does this plug-in allow keywords to be attached to the images?
Just to clarify the question. I noticed there is a search tool in the Gallery mode. Does this work based on keywords attached to the images or just looks for the string in the filename?
It is not yet possible to add tags or keywords to images via the Dropbox API, so the plugin will indeed only look for filenames (and for index-able file the content as well).
Hi, would I be able to use this plugin to create a backend-only image gallery uploader/viewer that I can place in a meta box?
Something like this, but uses Dropbox storage instead of WP Media library
This is not possible by default, but perhaps you can use the WordPress do_shortcode() call to include an Out-of-the-Box shortcode inside the meta box?
That’s what I hoping for. Thank you!
hello sir, i love your plugin as it works great on firefox and internet explorer. i have a problem getting it to work with chrome and opera. is there any known problem? would be great if you can help, i would also extend the support but maybe you can take a look at it in advance if the problem could be fixed or not? thanks
There is currently no issue known in Chrome or Opera. So feel free to create a support ticket and I will take a look at it (I will let you know if you need to extend the support package) !
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well, shame on me, just checked again and everything works fine! sorry! but thanks for the generous offer to take a look! keep up the great work! thanks
The plugin looks very close to what I need, but I have some questions before purchase.
1. If we set up users to have their own folders, can they then create and display galleries from their own uploads?
2. Can folder size be limited?
3. Can the contents of user folders be managed by the owning user?
If you have any questions remaining, just let me know!
No, that’s fantastic, thanks!
I was searching for the dropbox plugin and came across this, it looks very promising but may i ask if this can do following.
1. i have a 13 GB media library on wordpress at the moment, will i be able to trasfer those pics and files to dropbox via this plugin.
2. wil it be automatic where i just give the path in wordpress media galler and dropbox folder and it will be synced automatically.
Thanks for your questions. First of all: Out-of-the-Box is a standalone plugin and doesn’t yet integrate into the WordPress Media Library. So there is no option to transfer this data from the Media Library directly to Dropbox. However, as all the content of the Media Library is located in the /wp-content/uploads folder on your server, you could easily copy that folder to Dropbox if you want.
When you have linked the plugin to your Dropbox and created a Gallery for a specific folder on your Dropbox, the plugin will make sure that everything will keep in sync. Actually, as the plugin doesn’t copy files to your server, you will just directly see the contents on your Dropbox. Please keep in mind though, that the plugin has a cache of around 30 minutes to increase the performance, but you can always refresh the cache if needed by just pressing the refresh button.
I hope this answers your questions.
Hi DeLeeuw, is that image upload linking directly to Dropbox being implemented in the current version as you have mentioned on your reply above to someone:
“The upload indeed doesn’t go straight to the Dropbox server but is temporarily stored on your server. It is unfortunately not yet possible to include a link to the file on Dropbox as this information isn’t received during the upload. I will find out of I can make a work around for this and will included it in the next version if I manage.”
This feature is much needed for us as our server is getting full and we would be more than happy if the images are directly saved and linked to Dropbox instead of saving in our server.
Please advise, we really appreciate for your time and effort if you could make this work.
Hi there! I am not completely sure if I understand your question as the comment you are referring to is actually about the Gravity Forms integration. So I will give you some general information, and just let me know if this doesn’t answer your question.
Direct upload isn’t yet supported by the Dropbox API, so Out-of-the-Box will indeed process the upload via your web server. However, this will mean that as soon as the upload is finished, the temporarily stored file is deleted immediately from your server. After the upload you can just embed your images on Dropbox directly via the plugin
Just a few quick questions about user specific folders:
1) Can I setup my site before creating all contacts and then generate folders for these contacts after the users are created?
2) If I generate an ‘Upload Box’ shortcode that is to use user specific folders, can I create further contacts going forwards that will also be able to upload to their individual folders from this shortcode (i.e will I have to update the shortcode each time a user is added etc)?
I hope this answers your questions! If not, don’t hesitate to contact me again!
pre-buy question… On the admin side of this plugin… Are there statistics? Like how many plays and downloads for each song and etc…?
Thanks for your question! The plugin doesn’t list those statistics by it self, but you can hook it into Google Analytics. If you have a Google Analytics tracker on your website, the plugin can fire download/stream/etc events automatically so you can track those via the Analytics Dashboard!
Anyone else out there experiencing an issue where the plugin doesn’t work nicely with IE? The plugin embeds just fine but end users are not able to download files (only preview), just like they would using Chrome or Safari.
Hi there! I am not aware of any issues with IE, so I will gladly take a look at it. Do you have the same issue on the Demo website?
Feel free to create a support ticket via the link below so I can investigate the issue for you!
Hi there, thanks for replying. The link to the demo takes me to a 404 page, so I can’t test it on my end.
Ah… my mistake
No worries! So, I personally did not replicate the issue but others within my organization did. It seems like anytime a file is clicked on, a new tab opens with a blank screen for users using IE 9+.
Thanks for the extra information! I will take another look at this tomorrow and I will try to reproduce it with some different IE versions. I will get back to you when I have more information.
Looking to create a type of document control for an internal (localhost) intranet. Looking to display documents inline, as well as have access to the file viewer. Searched the FAQ and customer comments and saw a post/reply dated 3 years ago from user “ocdetails” with no answer other than ‘it should work, contact me if you’d like to test’ . – Looking for an updated answer, or the ability to test functionality on a localhost install only. Products like Google Doc Viewer will not work as the site does not have incoming accessibility from outside our network. (there is outgoing internet connectivity to the install however)
Lastly, can out-of-the-box (or any of your plugins) have permissions control to view not on a filename/type, but on a WP user roll: ex buddypress – We’d like to restrict some access to not show files unless they require it.
Thanks for your questions! None of my plugins do have an internal file viewer and rely on external viewers (be it Google Doc Viewer or other viewers). That means that you will only be able to view files that are supported the browser itself (e.g. PDF/Image formats/Mp3/mp4). If that fits your needs, than you will be able to use Out-of-the-Box (perhaps with a few modifications to ensure that no external viewers are used).
Regarding the permissions: the cloud plugins just look at all the WordPress roles that available and, if I am correct, BuddyPress will nicely integrate into those WordPress Roles.If that is indeed the case, you will be able to select those roles as well.
When that isn’t the case, there should be some Content Restrict plugins around that will work with BuddyPress which you can use the hide the plugin when needed.
I hope this answers your question. If not, don’t hesitate to contact me again.
Hi having trouble seeing the shortcode buttons within the page editor. Do you have a list of shortcodes i can enter manually?
I replied to your support ticket #3875.
Hi I have a couple questions. I am using the list option to display my files. I am having a couple issues though.
First, When clicking the file, it automatically download the file. I do not want this to happen. How can I turn this option off? It’s really annoying. I want them to be able to view the file first before deciding to download it.
Secondly, When the viewer pops up, it will not display my video. It just shows a loading wheel near the top and never actually gives a preview of the video.
Disappointed these features aren’t working correctly. Please help!
I am sorry to hear that you are having issues with the plugin! Could you perhaps create a support ticket so I can take a look at your website and help you directly to solve those issues on your website?
This is a follow up from my previous question, can you provide me with the exact shortcode used in the demo page for your list option. That’s how I want to display my files. Thanks!
[outofthebox dir="/Path/to/Folder" mode="files" candownloadzip="1" showsharelink="1" rename="1" delete="1"]
If you want me to help you to setup the right shortcode, feel free to create a support ticket!
I just purchased this plugin and can’t any articles on installation or setup anywhere. Are there no tutorials for creating a video playlist from my DropBox folders? Creating a gallery and video playlist is not intuitive from the Wordpress backend and I’ve looked all over the support forums for articles but can’t find anything. Please advise on how to create a video playlist.
You can use the Shortcode Builder of Out-of-the-Box to add a Video Player to your WordPress site. Just open the Shortcode Builder, select the Video Player mode and the folder with your video files. After that, press insert to add a Video Player with a playlist of all the files inside the selected folder.
Does this point you in the right direction? If not, and you need extra help, feel free to create a support ticket!
And yes…. I am currently rewriting the documentation
We’ve used this plugin fine for over a year with no issues. A recent WP update (I assume) has caused it to stop working. Now embedding the file browser shortcode seems to only use part of it, so we get the file browser that shows all folders from the root DB directory ignoring the folder I tell it to start at, and then underneath the file browser frame is part of the shortcode that is apparently being ignored. Before I pay to renew support I’d like to know if this is fixable, either with an update or tweaking something within WP. Otherwise will need to find another solution. Thanks
Hi there, I am sorry to hear that you are having issues with the plugin. I am not aware of any issues with WordPress version 4.8.1 or the latest plugin version 220.127.116.11, so I would gladly take a look at your issue.
Just create a support ticket and I will look into this as soon as possible. Also make sure that you have updated your Out-of-the-Box plugin to the latest version. You can check this FAQ article if you have trouble updating.
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Thanks for the quick reply! I’ll be away from computer for most of the weekend so will submit a ticket when I get back. Rich
That’s fine! Have a nice (holiday?) weekend!
Figured out the issue, their folder name, for whatever reason, has a ] as the first character. Looked at the shortcode and it’s…
[outofthebox dir=”/] Community—OTCA/OTCA Website” mode=”files” viewrole=”administrator|author|contributor|editor|subscriber|guest” downloadrole=”administrator|author|contributor|editor|merchant|subscriber|bbp_keymaster|bbp_moderator|bbp_participant|bbp_spectator|bbp_blocked|guest” ]
Since this is a client I’m wondering if there’s a workaround to escape out that bracket, or should I just tell them they need to change their folder names?
Ah I see! Well, ] is indeed a special character for WordPress Shortcodes, so you will not be able to escape this unfortunately. You could try if you can replace the ] with the html ASCII entity (& #93;), but I am not 100% sure about that. If it doesn’t work, the only solution would indeed be to rename the folder names!
As it time for me to have a short vacation, I am probably not able to reply to you within 48 hours. My apologies for the inconvenience, but I will definitely follow up as soon as I am back home. If you haven’t heard anything from me on the 16th of September 2017, just give a shout!
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Have you updated the plugin to the latest version?
Quite some bugs can be solved by updating the plugin to the latest version. Just use the auto-updater of the plugin to download the latest version or grab your latest package here. The plugin you downloaded via CodeCanyon isn’t always the last version.
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I will be back the 16th of September 2017.
Hi, it’s a suggestion, I need it integrated in visual composer to be able to buy it, mainly the embed, if it does I’ll be happy to buy the plugin. Thank you.
The plugin doesn’t yet integrate into custom Page Editors. But if I am correct, the Visual Composer has a simple Text block with the normal MCE Editor available which you can use to add the Out-of-the-Box shortcodes.
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