Summary:
  1. Requirements
  2. Automatic installation
  3. Manual installation
  4. Deactivation
  5. Uninstall

Requirements

WPMovieLibrary has some basic requirements:

  • PHP >= 5.3
  • MySQL >= 5.0
  • Apache mod_rewrite module (used for permalinks)
  • WordPress >= 3.6

You should take a look at WordPress’ requirements too.

Note: unlike some similar plugins WPMovieLibrary doesn’t require CURL.

Upon activation, WPMovieLibrary will install several things that it requires to function correctly:

There are two WPMovieLibrary installation options: Automatic or Manual.

Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option as WordPress handles the file transfers itself and you don’t even need to leave your web browser. To do an automatic install of WPMovieLibrary log in to your WordPress admin panel and go to: Plugins > Add New.

In the search field type “WPMovieLibrary” and click Search Plugins. Once you’ve found the plugin you can view details about it such as the the point release, rating and description. Most importantly of course, you can install it by simply clicking Install Now. After clicking that link you will be asked if you’re sure you want to install the plugin. Click “yes” and WordPress will automatically complete the installation.

It’s possible at this stage that you will be taken to a page requesting the FTP details of your webserver. This will be the case if you’ve not installed a plugin on this particular installation of WordPress before. If so, simply fill in your details to complete the installation.

Manual installation

The manual installation involves downloading the plugin and uploading it to your webserver via your favourite FTP application.

  1. Download the plugin to your computer.
  2. Unzip the file.
  3. Using an FTP program, or your hosting control panel, upload the unzipped plugin folder to your WordPress installation’s wp-content/plugins directory.
  4. Activate the plugin from the Plugins menu within the WordPress admin.

Deactivation

You can turn off WPMovieLibrary like any regular WordPress plugin by clicking Deactivate in Plugins > Installed Plugins. WPMovieLibrary will then process to some modifications that you can configure in Movies > Settings > Deactivate: What do you want to do with all the contents created by using the plugin?

  1. Conserve: contents will not be affected
  2. Convert: contents will be converted as standard WordPress contents: movies are converted to Posts, collections to categories, genres and actors to Tags. Metadata will be saved to restore contents if the plugin is reactivated.
  3. Delete: delete every movies, collections, genres and actors created using the plugin. This is irreversible.
  4. Delete completely: delete movies, collections, genres and actors and all linked contents. Posters and images imported will be deleted as well. This is irreversible.
In Movies > Settings > Deactivate you can define what the plugin should do with images and posters when delete movies. Simply trashing a movie leaves unattached medias, you can set the plugin to delete every images and posters imported along with the related movies; the default behaviour is to conserve the medias.

Uninstall

You can turn off WPMovieLibrary like any regular WordPress plugin by deactivating it and deleting it in the Plugin admin page. The uninstall process provides the same settings as deactivation in Movies > Settings > Uninstall.

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