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IMDB Info Box


This plugin helps to add movie information (from IMDB) in wordpress post using shortcode [imdb id=”imdbmovieid”].
IMDB Info Box is using API which provides information from Imdb.

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  • IMDB Info box post demo
  • IMDB Info Box settings page


Using the Plugin Manager

  1. Click Plugins
  2. Click Add New
  3. Search for imdb-info-box
  4. Click Install
  5. Click Install Now
  6. Click Activate Plugin


  1. Upload imdb-info-box folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Why cache is necessary?

Cache is crucial to IMDB Info Box plugin. As first imdb searchs are quite time consuming, if you do not want to kill your server but instead want quickest browsing experience, you should use cache.

How to display full plot on movie?

To display full plot use plot attribute eg
[imdb id=”tt0910970″ plot=”short”] for short plot (default)
[imdb id=”tt0910970″ plot=”full”] for full plot

Howto change box theme?

To change box theme login as admin

  1. goto Settings->IMDB infobox Settings.
  2. Select background and text color
  3. Click On Save Changes
How to set cache age?

To change cache age login as admin

  1. goto Settings->IMDB infobox Settings.
  2. Enter cache age in seconds or -1 for never expire
  3. Click On Save Changes


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Contributors & Developers

“IMDB Info Box” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Replaced all php stort open tags to with long tags
  • Remove all readonly attribute from input fields


  • Moved cache directory to uploads folder
  • Using CURL instead of file_get_contents
  • Added Border radius for imdb info box


  • Initial release