Uploading Files to Google Drive from WordPress

If you frequently need your customers to upload a file on your WordPress site, you’ll likely want to place them on a cloud storage provider like Google Drive.

By sending your file uploads to a cloud storage provider such as Google Drive or OneDrive, you will not only have a backup in the event of a disaster, but you will save a lot of time downloading and organizing files.

In this article, we’ll show you how to easily send any file uploads from your WordPress form directly to Google Drive using File request Pro

Why Create a Google Drive Upload Form?

There are situations where users need to send you files securely, like bank statements, payment record, etc. or big files where using email is not an option.

Having a contact form with a file upload feature will make that process much easier for both you and your users. But, why connect it to Google Drive?

You are already using google drive internally, but in order for others to share files directly with you, they need a different method. By using File Request Pro, you can keep all files in one place, Google Drive. All you need is to create Drive upload from the widget and share it with your customers.

Before diving into the implementation, take a look at this sample form.

Adding a Google Drive upload form to WordPress

You don’t need any web design or programming skills to create this form. Thanks to File Request Pro, you can create this Google Drive upload form in a few simple steps.

Step 1 – Create an upload page with File Request Pro

Register and create a new page or form in your File Request Pro account

Step 2 – Copy your FRP Embed code

In your File Request Pro page, click the Copy Embed Code link and copy the resulting code.

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Step 3 – Add upload form code to your WordPress site

In your WordPress site, open the editor for the page or post where you’d like your form to appear.

Hover your mouse over the Add Block icon (the plus sign in the upper left-hand corner within the Gutenberg editor). Scroll to Formatting. Select Custom HTML.

Wordpress embed google drive form

The custom HTML block will appear. You’ll see a text editor that allows you to enter your code.

Wordpress Google Drive upload form embed code

Paste the HTML code in the HTML Block and your new upload form is ready to use.

About File Request Pro

File Request Pro was built out of our needs to receive files from customers and not having them floating around everyone’s inboxes. Create file request links or embeddable forms that go straight to your Google Drive or OneDrive account. receive large files clients

By using File Request Pro, you can keep all files in one place, Google Drive. All you need is to create a Google Drive upload form and add it to your WordPress site.

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Receive Large Files from Customers with File Request Pro

When you need to receive large files from customers, we’re talking hundreds of megabytes using email is no longer an option.

In this scenario, you could use File Request Pro to build an upload page or form and let your customer drop your big files on it. All your customers’ needs is a modern browser and good network connectivity

Why is there a maximum email size limit

All email service providers limit the maximum email size that an email account can receive. Usually for security reasons among others.

Obviously, if you send an email that exceeds the maximum email size limit of the recipient’s email provider, your email will bounce off and you will receive an email error back in your mailbox

Usually, the limit depends on your email hosting provider but keeping your attachments under 10MB is a safe rule for most emails.

How to receive large files from customers

While requesting a file from customers, is always good to keep the following tips in mind.
 
    • Describe your file requirements. If you need a black and white PDF with the information displayed, you will need to say so to your client. Avoid unnecessary back and forward and save everyone time.
 
    • Use a reliable internet connection. Ask your client to use a stable connection to avoid any interruption that results in data loss. This is important if the file is bigger than a few hundred megabytes.

 

How to receive large files in your Google Drive or OneDrive Folder

 
So, if you cannot use email to receive files, one option would be to use your already paid cloud storage. But neither Google Drive or OneDrive offers the feature to receive big files.
 
Although Google Drive offers a few options.  But your customer still needs to create an account and share a file with you. In our previous post, we explained all options to receive files in your Google Drive account.
 
OneDrive is a great service. For some things, it’s even better than Dropbox. But one lacking feature, if the possibility to receive files from anyone in OneDrive. We already write before all your options if you wish to use OneDrive

About File Request Pro

File Request Pro was built out of our needs to receive files from customers and not having them floating around everyone’s inboxes. Create file request links or embeddable forms that go straight to your Google Drive or OneDrive account. receive large files clients

By using File Request Pro, you can keep all files in one place, Google Drive. All you need is to create an upload form widget and share it with your customers.

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Google Drive Uploader Form & Website Widgets

If you need customer information or files, receiving them in a secure and simple way is a key piece of you service. There is no simpler way to receive files form customer than creating a drive uploader widget or page.  Your customer drop the files and they go straight to your Google Drive folder of your choice.

No logins, lost emails, funky links or suspicious free services. Just an upload form with your logo. A form upload widget embedded in your website so your customers can upload files from your website to Google Drive.

Creating a Drive Uploader From for Google Drive

One option is to create a file upload form where your clients can drop the files in, and those files go straight to your google drive folder. You get the best of both worlds, seamless experience for your customers: No sign in, simple interface. And you, you can still use google drive to manage to your files.

Before diving into the implementation, take a look at this sample form.

When you submit the form, it will create a new folder, corresponding to your name, in my Google Drive and upload the file in that folder. This is a public form and you don’t even need to have a Google Account to upload files. The form also works on mobile devices.

Create a Drive upload from with File Request Pro

Creating a new upload form with File Request Pro is a 5 min process, you do it once and receive files as long as you need to

To get started users need to register and authorize File Request Pro to connect to your their existing Google Drive account. Afterward, you can access a File Request Pro admin area and configure your page.

After creating your page,  you can invite someone to use your own google drive uploader by sharing your page URL – Check out this example.

You can also embed your google drive upload form directly in your website by copying and pasting 3 lines of code

Upload form google drive embed website

Anytime someone drops a file in your upload form widget, an email is sent to you as notification of the delivery.

You are already using google drive internally, but in order for others to share files directly with you they need a different method. By using File Request Pro, you can keep all files in one place, Google Drive. All you need is to create Drive upload form widget and share it with your customers.

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GoFileDrop Alternative

So you wanted to use Google Drive to receive files? Did you found GoFileDrop and you wonder what other alternatives to it there are out there?

File Request Pro lets you create file request links or embeddable forms that go straight to your Google Drive.

It’s ideal for any serious business that needs flexibility and security to receive customers’ files.

File Request Pro offers many customization options for your upload page and forms

One key difference between GoFileDrop and File Request Pro is all the possibilities that FRP offers to customize and make your page or form match your business brand and identity.

The following, are only available in File Request Pro

    • Your Brand in URL. You can choose your URL, have an easy to remember URL to point your customers too.
    • White Label. Hide any reference to file request pro brand in your page. Your customers never know you are using a third-party software
    • Edit text, Colors, and Layouts. Everything you see in your upload page is 100% customizable. Change the message your users see, your logo, background color and more. Make your page match your brand identity. Offer your customers an undifferentiated experience.
    • Secure your page. Add a secure word or password to your page so it’s private. Only the people with the password can upload your files into your Google Drive.

Choose your folder and automatically organize Files

When using GoFileDrop all your uploaded files go straight to one Google Drive folder. Let’s face it, if you work with more than ten customers, managing files this way became impossible.

Thanks to File Request Pro, you can create a new folder with your customer name on it. Easily identify which files belong to which customer. Save hours a day organizing your files.

Create unlimited upload pages vs only one in GoFileDrop

Create as many upload pages and forms as you need. Do you have more than one website? Work on different offers or maybe a few landing pages? Create as many pages as you need. Each page is linked to one folder in your Google Drive account.

Mobile compatible upload pages and widget

File request pro has been built with mobile in mind. Our upload pages and embed forms are mobile compatible. More than 50% of your customers will use either a mobile or a tablet to upload your files.

 File Request Pro the #1 GoFileDrop alternative for Google Drive

Secure for you and your customers

When register for GoFileDrop it will require access to your entire Google Drive account. This is not the standard practice at all. As a matter of fact, now Google does not allow this kind of access anymore.

At File Request Pro, we only have access to only one directory of your choice. Keep your files private and secure.

Clear and Simple Pricing

At the time of writing this, GoFileDrop has many prices ranges. It makes almost impossible to know how much you will pay.

We like to keep thing simple. One flat pricing so you are confident that no matter how many files you receive, your pricing will be the same.

Ready to give File Request Pro a try?

Getting started with File Request Pro is painless. Register for free and in a few minutes, your customers will be able to upload the files you need. You can try for free for 14 days, no credit card required.

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Allow Anyone to Upload Files Directly to Your Google Drive

You work with others every day. Some of them are in house personnel while others are outside contractors, partner companies or clients. And you need to receive files from them, you already using google drive. Would not be great to allow anyone to upload to your google drive without singing or registering in Gmail?

One option is to use email and ask your clients to email you the files you need. If your job involves receiving big or confidential files, email is not an option. First, you cant receive files bigger than 10 Mb, that’s a problem. Second, if files contain confidential information email is not secure enough.

Another option is to have a shared folder inside Google Drive where others may upload files but this approach does have limitations too. One, only people with a Google account would be able to upload files in a shared folder. Second, all collaborators can view and even remove files that have been uploaded in a shared folder on Google Drive.

The third option is to use a form upload page or file drop widget so your customers can easily drop you the files you need

Receive Files in Google Drive with Forms

By creating a file upload form where your clients can drop the files in. You get the best of both worlds, seamless experience for your customers: No sign in, simple interface. And you, you can still use google drive to manage to your files. Before diving into the implementation, take a look at this sample form.

 

When you submit the form, it will create a new folder, corresponding to your name, in my Google Drive and upload the file in that folder. This is a public form and you don’t even need to have a Google Account to upload files. The form also works on mobile devices.

Create an upload form with File Request Pro

Creating a new upload form with File Request Pro is a 5 min process, you do it once and receive files as long as you need to To get started users need to register and authorize File Request Pro to connect to your their existing Google Drive account. Afterward, you can access a File Request Pro admin area and configure your page.

Once your create your page, you can invite someone to upload to your google drive by sharing your page URL. If you wish so, you can also embed your google drive upload form directly in your website by copying and pasting 3 lines of code

Upload form google drive embed website

Anytime someone drops a file in your Google Drive account, an email is sent to you as notification of the delivery.

If you’re still wondering why anyone needs this app, then think of this. You are already using google drive internally, but in order for others to share files directly with you, they need a different method.

By using File Request Pro, you can keep all files in one place, Google Drive, by allowing others to upload the files to you without actually having access to your account.

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Receive Uploaded Files in your Squarespace site

Squarespace includes a web forms tool called Form Blocks. These built-in tools let you create forms right within your admin panel, but doesn’t currently offer the ability to upload files via a Form

There are some workarounds or scripts you could add to your site to allow customer to attach files to your squarespace form, but they have their limitations, even if you are a tech savy user.

With File Request Pro you could easily embed a file upload form into your squarespace site to allow customers to upload files, CV or job application, or any file you may need

All uploaded files will go straight into your OneDrive or Google Drive folder. And, if you choose so, a new folder for each customer is created on the fly.

Adding an upload form to Squarespace

 

We will be adding advanced code to a Code Block to your squarespace site and display the form in it.

Step 1 – Create an upload page with File Request Pro

Register and create a new page or form in your File Request Pro account

Step 2 – Copy your FRP Embed code

In your File Request Pro page, clik the Copy Embed Code link and copy the resulting code.

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Step 3 – Add upload form code to your Squarespace site

On your Squarespace site, open the editor for the page or post where you’d like your form to appear. Click an Insert Point and select Code from the Block Menu to add a Code Block.

Paste the File Request Pro code into the Code box. Click Apply. Your new upload form is ready to use.

Easily create an upload widget for your Squarespace site and receive files directly in your Google Drive, One Drive or Email

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Allow Others to Upload Files to Your OneDrive With File Request Pro

In house personnel, outside contractors, partner companies or clients. You work with others every day. This makes receiving information or files in a simple way is a key piece of your workflow.

OneDrive is a pretty great service. For some things, it’s even better than Dropbox. But one lacking feature if the possibility to receive files from anyone in OneDrive.

File Request Pro allows anyone to add files to your OneDrive storage. You can receive files from anyone whether they have a OneDrive account themselves. All your colleague needs to do is dropped the files in your page or form. No invites to send, no authorization, no muss, no fuss.

Once it’s set up, you can create an upload page or form to embed on your website. All files are automatically uploaded into your OneDrive Account.

Use file request pro to collect and receive files from anyone, right in your OneDrive account. With file requests:

    • Anyone can send you a file, whether they have a OneDrive account or not
    • All the files you collect are automatically organized into a single OneDrive folder.
    • People who upload files to your file request cannot access your Drive. Only you can view files uploaded by others, unless you decide to share them.

Receive files in OneDrive with File Request Pro

One option to Allow others to upload Files to OneDrive is to create a file upload form where your clients can drop the files in. You get the best of both worlds, seamless experience for your customers: No sign in, simple interface. And you, you can still use OneDrive to manage to your files.

Before diving into the implementation, take a look at this sample form.

 

 

When you submit the form, it will create a new folder in OneDrive and upload the file in that folder. This is a public form and you don’t even need to have a Microsoft Account to upload files. The form also works on mobile devices.

How to create an upload widget for OneDrive

Creating a new upload form with File Request Pro is a 5 min process, you do it once and receive files as long as you need to

    1. Create new account at https://filerequestpro.com/register
    2. Once registered, connect your OneDrive account to File Request Pro
    3. Create a new page by filling some basic information
    4. Done! Share your new page with Customers and Partners. All uploaded files will automatically show up on your chosen folder.
 Allow Others to Upload Files to Your OneDrive

You can also chose to embed the form directly in your website, change the page branding and much more. Easily allow others to upload files to your OneDrive with File Request Pro

You are already using OneDrive internally, but in order for others to share files directly with you they need a different method. By using File Request Pro, you can keep all files in one place, OneDrive. All you need is to create Drive upload form widget and share it with your customers, partners and colleague.

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