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Movie Database? (36 posts)

  1. timlockridge
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I love the way Kottke has his movies sorted (http://www.kottke.org/movies), and was wondering if there is a way to do this with wordpress. Does such a plugin exist?

  2. Dydric
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm also very interested in this plugin (if it exists)...

  3. archaeologyman
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I would like that as well. I am quite sure that if it exists you can plug in your associates i.d.?

  4. carla
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Alternative to a plugin: bruji.com's DVDpedia (for Mac), which is a lovely program, and exports to all sorts of shiny templates for online viewing, etc. (They also have created Bookpedia and CDpedia, which I also adore.)

  5. Dydric
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    looks great; but can I import it into a template-page of wp?
    I want to use it as an extra function at my site... so I don't want to pay $18,- only for my own administration.

  6. mcmike
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It is possible, but tell me what you would like to have
    Since this script )or something like it( would have YOU to edit / add all the items in there.....

    Let me know and I will let you know what I come up with :)

  7. Demaroth
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I would love to have something like this, seeing as how I love to talk about movies, TV shows and music... this would make a welcome addition to my site.

    If someone's looking on how to construct it, I'd want the main page to display the name, a summary (a la expanded blogging posts) of the review, and a rating system - be it numbers, stars, whatever. Then a reader can click on the title or More link and go to the rest of the review. Possibly pull an image from IMDB or Amazon for covers?

  8. mcmike
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    But it wouldn't be a problem if you added and changed (edited) the information yourselve right ?

  9. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    have you guys tried

    http://structuredblogging.org/

    * Add images from Amazon
    * Add a link from Amazon
    * Add a rating
    * Create custom ratings

    It's a WP plugin which is designed to work better for reviews. Currently doesn't support multipages but does everything else review related - the lack of multipages is the reason I haven't used it, but it's a really nifty plugin otherwise. The other thing it does which I noticed was it took the page slug from the title of the post. So say you name the post Hell of a movie - that would be the post slug, whereas the item would link to the correct titled item, when being indexed the post slug that is indexed is what you name your post rather than the title of the item (is that simple to understand?)

    If there is a movie like database plugin - what might be an idea is to make a general media plugin, for movies, books etc. So when content is posted it drags information such as author/director/artist and release date of the item - I guess this may be more difficult than it sounds, but it would be great to have a complete information set for an item being reviewed.

  10. Jack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Have you seen this development: http://rummanddan.dk/archives/2005/03/movie-plugin-released/

    I think I'm quicker in announcing this plugin than Dan is :):)

    Whatch out for this invader from space! He's writing plugins for a hobby! :)

    (hope I didn't spoil it for you Dan. I'll leave the pleasure of starting a new topic about this to you)

  11. RummandDan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    What the f*ck moxie, damn youre fast...

    Even before I wrote about it myself...

    I started the new topic :D

  12. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    CG-Amazon can easily be used for this purpose -- just check out CHAITGEAR (www.chait.net) for many examples, or the recent posts about using CG-Amazon for doing 'currently reading' lists and such.

    When combined with CG-Inline, you can insert different types of auto-generated Amazon links into your posts with very quick macro text. The generated links are controlled at three levels:
    - the macro allows certain overrides, such as the size of inlined image block, or whether to do a in-body text link to a product versus a floating image block with button/price/etc.
    - the cga-config.php file has global preferences that control what is output for sidebar/inline generated amazon product links. So you can turn on/off prices, or other extra data fields (any, basically), etc. Also impacts the class names and div/span encapsulations.
    - the cg-amazon.css file gives you a place to put all your visual control over the output data, which is all class-ified distinctly for styling.

    Just FYI! ;)

    -d

  13. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    David, I'm not sure if that's the same thing, but let me understand this - the inline plugin will "drag" say the author name, release date etc from a title and place it as text within a post?

  14. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    CG-Inline+CG-Amazon can do one of two things:
    1. an inlined text link that has product title (well, is now -- there's apparently been a bug since 1.0b1 or so...) and links to amazon. I don't yet have 'control' to have you define what 'fields' to pull as the text for the link.
    2. a DIV block element, that by default is floated, that can contain the image (small, small-medium, medium, large) with or without the %off price thingy, the price, product name, other optional details, and the buy-from-amazon button. There are some minimal controls for what generates into the block at the moment.

    -d

  15. 7milesdown
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The Structured blogging plugin works great. I've attempted to test the Rum Plugin, but I dont see the admin in the options section after I activate the plugin

  16. tavarish
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    7milesdown: I do not think you are supposed to see admin feature in the options section with the RumMovie plugin. I added and activated it, and all I see is a new button in the quicktag section on write post in the admin. The button is named "IMDB". Check if you got it there.

    To use the RumMovie plugin I also had to install his RumCategory plugin (to prevent the posts to be shown on the first page) which is to be found on his website + a small patch in functions.php to make the movielist in alphabetical order. He was kind enough to add his own functions.php for me at his website so I could grab it (couldn't figure out the patch by myself)

    To result can be viewed here:
    http://www.seansite.net/my-dvd-collection/

    The only thing I don't like is that you get a category with a post of every movie and you make the nicer looking list from that category. This mean that you will have a category with a post for every movie + a nicer looking list as shown above for your visitors to view. It would look cleaner if the category with all the posts in could be hidden, RummandDan will hopefully look into that at some point :-)

    Hope this was understandable.

  17. 7milesdown
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ^ I have it working. im using both plugins together! thanks for the tip!

  18. Ronny
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    just to bring the original question up again, is there any plugin to do reviews kottke (http://www.kottke.org/movies/) style? his layout really does rock. much props to him.

    http://www.seansite.net/my-dvd-collection/ is pretty close to it, but its lacking the essential "movie ratings" by the site. anybody have any other solutions?

    thanks.
    Ronny.

  19. Fei164
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I am running a movie database (pretty new so not many reviews yet) using Structured blogging. check it out.

    http://www.justwired.com/?cat=6

    I want to write a script which will create an automatic list but that will come later.

  20. Shelby DeNike
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I used VideoDB which you can get here (http://www.splitbrain.org/go/videodb) ... I modified a skin for it so it will use the Kubrick skin you can see it in action here (http://fauxzen.com/videodb/index.php) I can zip it up if anyone else wants a copy of the skin (of course you will have to edit some of the files to make it work with your site instead of mine)

  21. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You don't even need structured blogging for this. Not really. Here's some hints on ways to emulate kottke's quick and dirty reviews:

    - use a category called "Movies". Possibly keep it off the home page.

    - for each post in Movies, have a meta field called "rating". use a number from 1-100.

    - have a custom category template for Movies. Could have it query and list ALL posts in the category. The template is stripped-down, basically showing:
    the_title meta("rating")
    the_excerpt

    - to mimic his colored ratings, simply add a class around the rating, based on the score. something like:
    $rating = intval(get_post_meta($postID, $what, false);
    if (!$rating )
    echo "none";
    else
    {
    $class = "good";
    if ($rating<40) $class = "bad";
    else if ($rating<75) $class = "okay";
    echo '<span class="'.$class.'">'.$rating.'</span>';
    }
    ... then use CSS to style the span .good as green, span .bad as red, and span .okay as gold/tan...

    - you'd need a custom single template as well. do another get_the_meta, and echo $rating."/100";

    ... just some thoughts. ;)

    -d

  22. aetherFox
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    That's a pretty nifty idea. I appreciate the stuff you've given there as thoughts, but I am still as of yet not comfortable enough with WordPress and PHP...could you possibly actually just make a sample page or soemthing please? How would you go about not including a topic on the front page, and how would you go about showing all the entires on the category page etc.

  23. aetherFox
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    *bump*

  24. guboogi
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm working on making a movie database page just like kottke's and thanks to davidchait's advice I've gotten one that looks similar and even has the color-coded ratings system. I'm curious if anyone knows how or has any advice on how to sort the posts alphabetically or by meta tag (rating) like kottke does on his site. I understand that his sorted pages are separate pages that probably just recall from the information from database in a different order other than by $postID, but does anyone know the exact functions/database queries to pull information by post title or by meta value?

    I could see maybe using an edited version of an archive script, but with the script I use (I think I use Nicer Archives) I can't figure out how to display the archive options as well as the actual regular posts underneath...

  25. aetherFox
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Can I see what you've got so far? I tried this out myself, but I can't get it to work the way I want.

  26. guboogi
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Sure, here is what I have so far:

    http://www.guboogi.com/movies/

    The movie entries might change because this is an experimental section so the posts aren't permanent yet. I also haven't finished the layout and the "sort by rating" doesn't work either. As it stands, the color behind the rating is color-coded to whether the rating is "bad," "okay," or "good." As you can see, I have a long ways to go, but this is what I have so far. Any input/advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

  27. 7milesdown
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    What plugin are you using for your music on the sidebar guboogi?

  28. guboogi
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I use WP-iTunes. I haven't upgraded to the latest version, though (I'm still using 1.0) You can get it here: http://www.lucky-33.com/scripts/plugins/wp-itunes

  29. guboogi
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Just so you guys know, I haven't worked on this for the past few weeks and have since removed the posts on my example page (see above), so you can ignore that link for now.

  30. 7milesdown
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Anyone know how to modify the layout of Structured Blogging?

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