Filerobot WordPress Plugin
Filerobot WordPress Plugin allows integration Filerobot with your WordPress website. The plugins allows you to interact with your WordPress database and upload or access media assets from within the Filerobot DAM .
You only need to have a Filerobot account and install the plugin in your WordPress site.
If you are new to Filerobot, here is a nice introduction about it: https://vimeo.com/616931056
Product downloadable at: https://wordpress.org/plugins/filerobot-digital-asset-management-and-acceleration/
Step 1. Register for a demo if you don't already have a Filerobot account.
Step 2 - Log in to your WordPress admin panel
Step 3 - On the Admin sidebar, navigate to Plugins > Add New.
Step 4 - Enter "Filerobot" in the search field and then install our plugin
Step 5 - Activate the installed plugin (it will not modify yet your current configuration or image source & delivery)
Step 6 - Navigate to the Filerobot admin page
Step 7. Interact with the plugin's settings page
CNAME: Client can set their domain. When clients' images on Filerobot redisplay and they don’t want Filerobot’s domain to appear in the images' URLs, then the client can set their own domain here.
Filerobot token: The token that the client signed up for from Filerobot.
Security Template Identifier: It’s like a way obtain limited-time passwords. See: https://docs.filerobot.com/go/filerobot-documentation/en/dam-api/api-authentication/security-templates . Behind the scenes, my code would use the Security Template Identifier to obtain a SASS (the “limited-time password”). The SASS would then be used in the auth header for interacting with the Filerobot API ( https://docs.filerobot.com/go/filerobot-documentation/en/dam-api/file-api )
Filerobot upload directory: Which folder you want to upload to on the Filerobot platform ( http://hub.filerobot.com/ )
“Don’t store media assets on WP server” checkbox means not to store the size-variants of an image on the “local” WP CMS. The original image is still stored on the WP CMS though.
“Use Filerobot Media Asset Widget as gallery” checkbox means only use FMAW as the Media Gallery/Uploader. The default WP Media Gallery will become hidden.
“Synchronize Filerobot metadata” checkbox means this option will import the metadata available in Filerobot (tags, etc.) in your image description and alt text to facilitate search.
Warning: This option is mandatory for advanced editors (like Elementor, Gutembers, etc.).
The “Test connection” button tests if your Filerobot token and Security Template Identifier can connect to your Filerobot platform side.
The “Synchronization status” button tells you how many files still needs to be synchronized from WP CMS to Filerobot platform (the “up”) and how how many files still needs to be synchronized from Filerobot platform to WP CMS (the “down”).
The “Trigger synchronization” button starts the actual synchronization.
What this plugin brings
For example, before Filerobot is installed and activated, you have these 2 images on your WP CMS and these 2 images on your Filerobot platform:
At this point, the images' URLs still have WP CMS URLs
After you install, activate and configure Filerobot, you can first check the connection to Filerobot. This will confirm if you entered the correct credentials.
Then you can check the status of what is yet to be synchronized:
Then you can do the actual synchronization:
The progress bars will give you information about the current synchronization process
The logs tab will show you more information about the synchronized media assets.
Now you can see that all the images' URLs had became Filerobot URLs
and on Filerobot platform
The next major feature that Filerobot brings is: the Filerobot Media Asset Widget (FMAW) in Media Library
Here you can upload your media assets to the Filerobot platform (instead of WP’s local media library)
The next major feature that Filerobot brings is that: anywhere where the Media Manager opens, a FMAW tab will be inserted into it.
The next feature that Filerobot brings is it’s image editor, instead of WP’s image editor
Filerobot also has a cron
When you deactivate Filerobot, all the media assets that has been synchronized to Filerobot will be removed.
Key decisions we made about this Filerobot plugin
- Jan 2022: Using Security Template ID instead of secret key
- Jan 2022: No more file-sync ignore via regex
Jan 2022: Media files' metadata sync:
- FR meta -> WP meta,
- FR tags -> WP alt,
- FR comments -> WP contents
Jan 2022: Filerobot plugin only works with these settings:
- June 2022: All English. No more Multilingual, language strings, etc …
This Filerobot plugin works well with other popular plugins:
- Classic Editor
- Gutenberg Editor