IMDb link transformer adds to your movie review many useful information parsed from www.imdb.com. Cache, widget, admin options.
The ways to use IMDb link transformer are broadly explained in How to page from plugin's Settings (install plugin first, and have a look to "IMDb link transformer help")
Of course, visit the IMDb link transformer home. Does not hesitate to share your comments and desires; the plugin does more or less what I need. Since then, only users can still improve it.
Look for "Widget/Inside post Options / Misc / Remove all links?" and switch the option to "yes". You won't have links anymore, for both widget and inside a post and as well as internal (popup) and external links.
Look for "Cache management / Cache general options / Cache expire" and click on "never" to keep forever data download from IMDb. However, be warned: changes made on IMDb (or similar website) for a downloaded movie won't be refreshed anymore. Still, in this case, if you keep forever data but notwithstanding you want to refresh a specific movie, you could look to the cache options to delete cache files related to the movie you want to refresh. Pay a visit to Cache options.
Yes, of course it is. Just add as many custom fields you want.
I'm not sure about the cause. It could happen that you get banned from IMDb website, if you use an old plugin release which doesn't include search cache. But solution is pretty straight: either switch from IMDb to Moviepilot "General options -> Search, imdb part -> Get rid of IMDb" (and look at help section to get you moviepilot API ID), or try to change imdb server you use from "General options -> Search, imdb part -> IMDb address" to another one.
When the imdb widget is put under another widget which display a list (ie, "recent posts" plugin), the widget won't display what it should. Actually, it won't display anything. Workaround: put the imdb widget one level above the widget calling a list.
If you activate both "Display highslide popup" option and in Next-Gen Gallery's highslide effect option, NGG picture display will be broken. Workaround: Do not use "Display highslide popup" option or use another effect option for NGG.