I asked this question in Dropbox forum, and someone suggested make is the way to go.
"I am creating a wordpress site, where my students will be able to upload files on individual topics.
File request feature allows me, where I can create individual links / folder for specific topics Now the issue is that, they have to add their name, email addresses again. Will it be possible to integrate this with WordPress username or profile, so that they don’t have to add their details again?
I am happy to pay if someone can help me.
I saw there were few views, if anyone can just say if its possible or not, will really help me
It’s definitely possible to build scenarios linking Dropbox and WordPress.
Could describe your vision for how it would work from the user’s point of view in more detail?
Thanks for your reply.
Basically, its going to be a wordpress site for around 100 students. And they will be uploading videos and word documents on specific topics. whatever they upload will only be visible to me.
So a user/student. comes to the site, use a sign up form (probably ultimate member form), gets registered. and then go to different sections, Maths Etc, and go to specific topic page, at the bottom i will add the link from dropbox, or box. so it goes to a specific topic folder. Both Box and Dropbox has a feature called “request file” where whoever has the link can upload their files and it goes to specific folder.
Issue is that when they will upload, Dropbox and Box, creates a form where they need to add Name and Email, so that I know who sent it. There is also an option where a form can be removed and they can just upload with details.
Now a student can add any name tbh and there is now way for me to verify it. and can upload spam material by just adding any names etc. So I was wondering if possible, when the upload a file, their WordPress profile is linked to it, so its easier to manage and less risk of spam.
I am happy to use any form company creator and any other integrations third party etc. But it has to be in wordpress. Thanks
I can’t see any way to get the WordPress user ID of the logged in user, as that’s private to the Web Browser session at the time.
What you could do is to use any of the Form tools supported by Make for the user to upload their file and provide their email address or user ID.
You’d then have a link to that form from your WordPress page.
You’d also have a Make scenario that watched for new form submissions. It would search for the submitted email address or user ID in your WordPress site and return an email if there was no match.
If it does match, the scenario could then upload the submitted file to the relevant Dropbox folder alert you by whatever means you like.
Thanks a lot for your reply.
I will let you know, how it goes.