Recently i have come across  a wordpress plugin called DropBox which integrate CDN for your wordpress blog.  you can use the Dropbox service as a free Content Delivery Network (or CDN) for your WordPress files.  Dropbox CDN allows you to upload your theme’s CSS, JavaScript, and images into your Dropbox ‘Public’ folder and server these files from the Dropbox network, reducing the bandwidth of your server and allowing users to load your site faster.

The installation Procedure is very simple and straight forward.

First you have to download the plugin from here , Then extract it and upload to wordpress plugin folder. Once you have uploaded the files go to plugin page and activate it.

Once you have activated the plugin go to settings tab under Settings. Here you will be getting the instruction shown as below

Follow these steps to enable the Dropbox CDN features

  • Step 1: Sign up for a Dropbox Account (it’s free for 2GB of storage).
  • Step 2: Install the Dropbox software to your computer. This will create a folder in your My Documents (Windows) or Home Folder (Mac/Linux) called ‘Dropbox’. Within this there will be a few default folders and one named ‘Public’.
  • Step 3: Create a folder within the ‘Public’ folder with a unique name, like your domain name (without the .com). As an example, if your domain was mywebsite.com, the folder name would be mywebsite.
  • Step 4: Upload all of the .js, .jpg, .gif, .png, and .css files from your theme (only files in wp-content/themes/yourtheme/), into this new folder. Be sure to preserve any folder structure.
  • Step 5: Login to your Dropbox account at dropbox.com, navigate to Public->mywebsite (or the name of your folder) and click on the arrow next to one of the files you uploaded to get the public link.

Step 6: Copy only the highlighted section of the Public URL (see the image below) into the option ‘URL to public folder’, including the string of numbers (this is your user folder). I’ve hidden mine in the image.

Click on save . now you have to test your CDN.  For that use firebug and identify your urls shown like below screenshot

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