WP Display Files plugin requires the usage of the dropbox access token to display dropbox files on the frontend, in order to work properly. To create a shortcode of dropbox in WP Display File Plugin You need to create the ‘Dropbox Access Token’.

Generate Dropbox ‘Access Token’

Follow these steps to get a dropbox access token:

Step 1: Please visit the Dropbox Developer website and log in with account details.

Step 2: After login, now click on Create App.

My Apps

Step 3: Enable Scopped Access, assign full Dropbox permission and insert your App Name (App name should be unique).
Create a New App on the DBX Platform

Step 4: Please enter your current backend page URL ( plugin’s Dropbox Settings page URL ) in the highlighted Redirect URI field.

Scoped App

Step 5: Go to the Permissions tab and assign the permissions as displayed in the below image.

Files and Folders Collaboration

Assign all the permissions displayed in the above image. Enable all the checkboxes displayed in the above image in the permissions tab and then click on the “Submit” button displaying at the bottom.

Step 6: Again, go to the Settings tab and click on Generate button to Generate Token. On click, a token will be generated. Set expiration of token to “No Expiration”. Now copy this generated token and paste it in our plugin’s settings form displaying on the left side and click on the Save Token button. Connection with DropBox cloud will be established.

Generated Access Token

Dropbox setup is now complete. Now you just need to create a shortcode to display files and folders listing from Dropbox.

Once you are done with setting up credentials, now follow this tutorial to quickly display listing using these keys.

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