How Can I Use Dropbox With The WebView Feature?
Websites aren't the only thing you can link to with the WebView feature! You can use a service such as Dropbox to give your users access to files such as PDFs and eBooks. In this article we’ll go over how to use Dropbox in conjunction with the WebView feature.
What are some file types that you can use Dropbox to house?
Using your Dropbox account you can link to all sorts of files such as:
And many more!
How to link a file in your Dropbox account to your WebView Feature
Next let’s go over how to link to a file in your Dropbox account using the WebView feature.
Step 1: Log-in to Dropbox and click on “My Files”
Step 2: Hover over the file that you want to link and click “Share”
Step 3: Generate a Share Link for the file then copy it
If the file doesn’t already have a Share Link generated for it you can create one by clicking on “Create a Link”.
Once the Share Link has been created, go ahead and copy the link.
Note: make sure that the share link has the correct share settings so that anyone with the link can view it. Also make sure there’s no expiration date set to the share link. You can view the link’s settings by clicking in “link settings”.
Step 4: Paste the share link into the WebView’s URL section and click “Validate”
Note: Due to DropBox updating the way in which they retrieve media files from their server, you will need to change the domain of the copied URL from https://dl.dropbox.com or https://www.dropbox.com to https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com with the rest of the same URL following after.
Now that you have the share link go ahead and paste it into the WebView feature’s “URL” field then click “Validate”.
Congratulations! You’re now using the WebView feature to link to content in your Dropbox account! You may need to toggle through the WebView feature’s three settings to see which one works best for your content. You can learn more about these settings in our WebView tutorial.
In addition to this article, we recommend checking out the following related articles so that you have a better insight into how to use the system to its fullest advantage:
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