Google has announced with this article that OAuth out-of-band (oob) flow will be deprecated starting on Feb 28, 2022.

WordPress File Upload plugin was using OOB flow until version 4.16.4 for the activation of Google Drive uploads. However, due to the depreciation policy, the flow was updated in version 4.17.0 to the new OAuth 2.0 Authorization Flow using redirection URIs.

Users who have already activated Google Drive uploads with their WordPress File Upload plugin will be able to upload files to their Google Drive account until Jan 31, 2023, which is the final depreciation date.

However, it is strongly recommended that all users upgrade to the latest version of the plugin and repeat Google Drive activation process, so that their Google Drive credentials are updated and can continue working without restrictions.

In order to repeat Google Drive activation, go to Settings page of the Dashboard area of the plugin, in Google Drive Settings. If you already have Google Drive Uploads activated, then press “press here” button to reset it, as shown below:

Facebook Settings

Then follow the activation process, as described in this article.

For additional information or technical support, do not hesitate to contact us.

The Iptanus Team

Update of WordPress File Upload Google Drive Activation Flow

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  • Hi, Congratulation for your plugin.

    I bought I license for the PRO version. I’m using your plugin in my website ( and if I check the health of my site on Desktop > Tools > Site health, I’m getting a critical error:

    “An active PHP session was detected:

    A PHP session was created by a session_start() function call. This interferes with REST API and loopback requests. The session should be closed by session_write_close() before making any HTTP requests.”

    I realize that this error only comes when your plugin is “active”.

    Can I get some help with that?

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