Improving the Grid
Continuing the development’s live blogging, today let’s talk about the Grid. Introduced months ago, the Movie Grid was an old, recuring demand from a lot of users and I still got a lot of request to add features and functionalities to it; version 2.1.4 will therefore include an update Grid with new options and possibilities.
First point, the Grid content. The new version will introduce the possibility, just like the
[movies] Shortcode, to create grids for collections, actors, genres, or specific metadata − though that last one was already kind of present in previous versions. The way it’s taking, the Grid could probably replace completely the
[movies] Shortcode which is pretty obsolete now, but we’ll see about that later, no rush.
Controlling the order
That’s actually the main point, or at least the biggest request: the Grid will be sortable at will. Right now only release date, local release and rating are supported in addition to the default title sorting and I’ll soon add the post date, but I’m open to suggestions. This will be experimental in version 2.1.4 and deactivated by default.
And version 2.2?
Still working on it too, I’m now focusing on the Quick Edit part and thinking thoroughly about the importer. Quick Edit will allow you to edit movies metadata and details from the ‘All movies’ list page in an advanced way, using a Modal window very similar to the media edit modal you can see in the Media Library since WordPress 4.0, as the following concept shows.
Back to work!