Many hosting companies limit the amount of storage space you can have. In addition, serving media files can be slow. Serving your media files on a CDN (Content Delivery Network) can help.
There are many companies that offer CDN services. This article is about how to create your own CDN using Flickr, Dropbox, Google Drive, or another cloud storage solution to host your media files for your WordPress website.
- How to Use Dropbox as Free CDN for WordPress Blog
- 3 Methods To Host Your WordPress Blog Images On An External Server
- Dropr - Dropbox Plugin for WordPress ($19) - The Dropbox WordPress Plugin – Dropr lets you access files from your Dropbox account and help you to add them straight to your WordPress website. Securely and safely.
- Out-of-the-Box | Dropbox plugin for WordPress ($29) - This plugin will help you to easily integrate Dropbox into your WordPress website or blog. Out-of-the-Box allows you to view, download, delete, rename files & folders directly from a WordPress page. You can use Out-of-the-Box as a filebrowser, gallery, audio- or video-player!
- wp-flickr-press - Flickr integration for WordPress plugin. This plugin works fine, however it is not as easy or smooth as Remote Media Libraries. It does allow more than 20 photos but you can't search them or find them by album. This works for posts, pages and galleries.
RML Flickr Pro
- RML Flickr Pro ($39-$109) - RML Flickr Pro seamlessly integrates your Flickr photos into the WordPress Media Library providing you with a live view of your Flickr account. This is a paid version of Remote Media Libraries (below) that works just for flickr.
Multiple cloud media
- External Media - Import files from or create external links from third-party services (Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Google Drive, Instagram and any other external file from URL).
Remote Media Libraries
- Remote Media Libraries (Free) - Remote Media Libraries (RML) gives you access to third parties media libraries directly from the WordPress Media Library. YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Flickr, Instagram. See RML Flickr Pro (above) for a version that does more.
- Flickr - Only allows the 20 most recent photos in your Photostream.
- How To Use Amazon S3 And Cloudfront With WordPress
- Moving WordPress Media To The Cloud With Amazon S3
Google Drive WP Media
- Google Drive WP Media - WordPress Google Drive integration plugin. Google Drive on WordPress Media Publishing. Upload files to Google Drive from WordPress blog.
- WP2Cloud - Last updated ~ 2015. Take your WordPress site to cloud with the help of Cloud Storage Engine (ClouSE). Requires root access to server for Cloud Storage Engine (ClouSE) for MySQL to enable integration with cloud storage.
- WP-Stateless - Google Cloud Media Storage - Stores and serves WordPress media files directly from Google Cloud Storage.