bookmark_borderCreating a Custom Dropbox App

In this article, we explain how you can create you own custom Dropbox App for use with the Dropbox Add-on.

Create an app

  1. Visit the Dropbox App Console.

  2. dropbox-create-appClick the Create app button.

  3. dropbox-choose-apiFor the Choose an API section select Dropbox API.

  4. dropbox-type-of-accessFor the Choose the type of access you need section select Full Dropbox.

  5. dropbox-app-nameEnter a name for your custom app.

  6. dropbox-accountIf you have a personal and a business account which are linked you will be asked to select which account you want to own the app. Once you make a selection you will be asked to sign in to that account.

  7. dropbox-create-appClick the Create app button.

  8. app-control-panelYou will then be redirected to the control panel for your app.

  9. dropbox-chooser-domainsIf you will be using the Dropbox Upload Field, which uses the Dropbox file chooser feature, enter the site domain and then click Add.

  10. Keep this page open, you will be needing the App Key and App Secret.

Configure the Add-On

dropbox-settings

  1. In a different tab go to the Forms > Settings > Dropbox page of your sites WordPress admin.

  2. Enter the App Key from the Dropbox control panel for your app.

  3. Enter the App Secret from the Dropbox control panel for your app.

  4. Click the Click here to authenticate with Dropbox. button.