How to Use Orbiter with Dropbox

Dropbox offers a simple and easy to use file storage that is accessible from almost any device. This is probably why you're already using it for storing all your writing. With Dropbox you are able to publish and edit content of your Orbiter site from any location or device.

  1. Install Dropbox Linux client on your server. It doesn't matter where you store the files on the server, as long as they are readable by PHP.

    We are going to assume that the location of your Dropbox folder is located at /home/kaspars/Dropbox and your documents are located at /home/kaspars/Dropbox/example.com.

  2. Modify config.ini to use /home/kaspars/Dropbox/example.com as the document folder:

    ; Location of your documents
    docs = /home/kaspars/Dropbox/example.com
    
  3. You can use Dropbox also for storing template files which are being passed through a rendering engine of your choice when Orbiter spits out the HTML. Edit config.ini to use /home/kaspars/Dropbox/example.com/template as the template folder:

    ; Location of template files
    template = /home/kaspars/Dropbox/example.com/template
    

Note: you can can use relative or absolute folder path with or without trailing slashes for any of the configuration options, because Orbiter will take care of that automatically.