Adding movies manually
- WPMovieLibrary − Movie Meta
- Located right below the Post content editor this metabox will contain the movie’s metadata once downloaded, and also includes the movies search box you will be using to find movies and import metadata.
- WPMovieLibrary − Movie Images
- Located below the Movie Meta metabox, this one will show the already downloaded images and a link to open the WordPress Media Modal and import more images.
- WPMovieLibrary − Movie Details
- Located in the right Widget area, this metabox handles the movie’s details: status, media, rating.
- Located in the right Widget area, this metabox handles collections you want to add your movie to.
- Located in the right Widget area, this metabox lists the genres you can affect your movie to.
- Located in the right Widget area, this metabox lists the actors you can affect your movie to.
Adding a new movie is trivial: input a title and a content like any regular WordPress Post; the title you input in the Post’s title field will be automatically used to prefill the search field in the Movie Meta metabox.
To search a movie and download the related metadata, simply fill in the search input with your movie’s title if it isn’t already prefilled, and click “Search”. The plugin will search for your movie and fill a form in the Meta Box with all the available metadata.
In some cases your search will return multiple results, and you will need to make your selection from a list of movies matching you search.
Either way, once the movie selected the metadata fields will be updated with the download data. WPMovieLibrary currently stores the following data: title, original title, overview, production company, production country, language, runtime, genres, release date, director, producer, director of photography, original music composer, author, writer and actors.
The Movie Images metabox allows you to browse the available images of the movie and save the ones you like through a WordPress Media Modal window.
Just as images, you can import posters using the “See available Movie Posters” located in the standard Featured Image metabox.
Details are a different way to manage your movies. There’s currently three different details available: status, media and rating. Rating is self-speaking; status can help you remember which movies you own but don’t have presently at your disposal, whether because you’ve loaned them to a friend or because your streaming license has expired. In that logic, media helps you sort out which movies you own as DVDs, Blu-rays… And which movies you saw at the cinema or streaming.