WPMovieLibrary 3.0 Alpha 1

Finally, here it is! The very first alpha release for version 3.0. What a day. As previously announced it comes from a long way, a complete rewrite of the plugin. Better code base, better concepts, better UI. A lot’s been done, and still a lot is to be done! This first alpha only concerns the… Read more »

Of History and Taxonomies

The last couple of weeks got me pretty busy handling some side projects, back to real business now. Lets start with good news: we’re coming close to the release of version 3.0-alpha-1 now, expect it by the end of the week! I’ll make a proper announcement later, meanwhile here are a couple of things I… Read more »

Update version 2.4.1.2

Changelog Tweak Movies Widget available/unavailable status distinction Tweak About page style Tweak Disable outdated notice Fix Duplicate Dashboard menu entry Fix SQL bug on term ordering Fix PHP Notice on deprecated Widget constructor Dev New filter for vintage content Dev Fix potential XSS vulnerabilities Dev Update Movies Widget Admin to Backbone.js Download from GitHub or… Read more »

The thin line between library and database

I mentioned a few situations in the previous entry when the plugin is used, but shouldn’t. There are situations when WPMovieLibrary is not the best tool you can find for what you want to do; it has limitations and weaknesses that could do you more harm than help. Let’s explain this a bit. TL;DR You’re… Read more »

Actors, Series, Trailers and why you can’t use them (yet)

A few months after the first release of WPMovieLibrary came the first requests for big features like actor pages and filmography, Trailers and TVshow support, lending process, advanced user ratings, scheduled auto-import… To this day none of these features has made it to the core, a couple of them barely existing as experimental extensions. Here’s… Read more »

Version 3.0: highlight on images

The more I dive into the WordPress Media code, the more it seems interesting to extend it to improve the way WPMovieLibrary handles backdrops and posters. I’ve spent most of the last two weeks reading code from WordPress’ core in an effort to replicate some of its features and adapt them to WPMovieLibrary, and I’m… Read more »

An early point on version 3.0 features

Following on the old idea of a development blog, let’s talk a bit of what you should and should not expect to find in WPMovieLibrary 3.0. Better import features That’s definitely the main objective of version 3.0, apart from a more powerful code base: better import features. The current importer will completely disappear to make… Read more »

To infinity, and beyond!

2015’s been a mess. No news, no updates, what a shame. So I made a decision: I’m dropping pending versions 2.1.5 and 2.2 and moving straight to version 3.0 with a complete rewrite of the plugin. We’re done losing time, let’s get some really cool things done now.

Two steps forward, one step back…

… Sort of. We’re now really close to the release of version 2.1.4, which has taken way, way too much time, sorry about that. There’s just too much work going on. And we’re stepping back because, although it would have been really nice, it was something fairly requested, version 2.1.4 will not include any real… Read more »

On the road to v2.2: All your movie are belong to us

In the previous blog entry we talked about an evolution of the quick-edit process for movies. It’s been a few weeks since then, and it has taken a form that I’m quite pride to share with you now. I’ve always liked movie-library-type designs, with neat grid of poster and smooth info. Victor Erixon’s “Movie Service… Read more »