Shortcode IMDB


Creating an article without giving more information about movies or actors/actresses might show the content simplistic. Therefore shortcode-imdb plugin is created to solve this problem and make richer the articles. Implementing the plugin is very simple. Copy the title or name code from the imdb url and paste between the shortcode tags. No need more effort to carry out. The plugin grabs the data from and shows proper way in the article. Further information, visit our demo website.

Disclaimer: This plugin has been coded to automatically quote data from Not available for any other purpose. All showing data have a link to The user is responsible for any other use or change the code.


Plugin now works with the cURL feature. If you have problems, activate the cURL feature on your server.
Implementing the plugin in your articles is very simple.
Copy the imdb title or name number from the url and paste between the shortcode tags. The following examples illustrates how you can carry out the tags in a post.

Default Mode

Title: [imdb]tt0109830[/imdb]
Name: [imdb]nm0000489[/imdb]

If you add data=”detailed” argument in the tag, the content will be shown more detailed. Please note that, it works for only default skin.

[imdb data="detailed"]tt0107692[/imdb]

[imdb data="detailed"]nm0000489[/imdb]

You can show “also known as” title of a movie by adding title=”aka” argument. For instance, when you add an anime movie, the content will be shown with original title.

[imdb title="aka"]tt0107692[/imdb]

You can turn default skin to transparent.
Normal name/title:

[imdb show="transparent"]tt0109830[/imdb]

Detailed name/title:

[imdb show="transparent" data="detailed"]tt0109830[/imdb]

Old Styles

You can show the content with different styles. These features are from the old version.


[imdb style="dark"]tt0109830[/imdb] or [imdb style="transparent"]nm0000489[/imdb]

All old style tags here:

  • dark (old v. imdb_dark.)
  • white (old v. imdb_white.)
  • gray (old v. imdb_gray.)
  • navy (old v. imdb_navy.)
  • wood (old v. imdb_wood.)
  • black (old v. imdb_black.)
  • coffee (old v. imdb_coffee.)
  • transparent (old v. imdb_transparent.)


  • Default style: Title
  • Default detailed style: Title
  • Default style: Name
  • Default detailed style: Name
  • [imdb style="dark"]
  • [imdb style="black"]
  • [imdb style="gray"]
  • [imdb style="wood"]
  • [imdb style="navy"]
  • [imdb style="coffee"]
  • [imdb style="white"]
  • [imdb style="transparent"]


April 26, 2020
#myweyou What is so bad about it? When you write a negative comment you have to explain the reason too. I didn't have any problems, it works fine. (WP 5.3.2) I like the usage of the shortcode, so easy and effective. Thanks. --- Teşekkürler Kemal bey.
August 26, 2019
Everything works great and when I ran into an issue, the develope was quick to assist and fix the issue. Must have plugin for all entertainment based sites.
August 20, 2019
Initially, the plugin did not work for me. The developer looked into the problem and fixed the issue related to a security setting.
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Contributors & Developers

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


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4.7 – 2020-06-19

  • Fixed: Codes that may conflict with WordPress have been revised.
  • Added: Plugin now works with the cURL feature. If you have problems, activate the cURL feature on your server.
  • Fixed: Title pull error in different languages has been fixed.

4.6 – 2019-07-28

  • Fixed: Old styles are compatible with mobile now.

4.5 – 2019-04-09

  • Updated: Fetching Filmography capacity has been expanded.
  • Fixed: Some css issues has been fixed.

4.2 – 2019-04-09

  • Updated: Fetching Filmography capacity has been expanded.
  • Fixed: Some css issues has been fixed.

4.1 – 2019-03-14

  • Added: Default mode can be shown in transparent way.

4.0 – 2019-03-12

  • Fixed: link css bug fixed.

3.9 – 2019-03-10

  • Fixed: Image shrink issue fixed.

3.7 – 2019-01-13

  • Added: Release date of a title can be edited from Manage Caches menu.

3.6 – 2019-01-13

  • Changed: Menu order has changed.

3.5 – 2019-01-01

  • Fixed: Manage Cache search bug fixed.
  • Fixed: Slash problem on titles fixed.

3.4 – 2018-12-29

  • Added: Now you can change the title with aka via adding argument title=”aka”.
  • Fixed: Some css bugs fixed.

3.3 – 2018-12-27

  • Fixed: Some css and db insert bugs has been cleaned.

3.1 – 2018-12-27

  • Fixed: Some HTML attributes problems while cache saving solved.

3.0 – 2018-12-27

  • Added: Hereafter, some cache data can be edited from “Manage Cache” screen

2.6 – 2018-12-22

  • Fixed: Release date bug fixed.

2.5 – 2018-12-22

  • Fixed: Some css issues fixed.
  • Changed: Small changes made on old style.

2.4 – 2018-12-19

  • Fixed: Title bug on TV episodes fixed.

2.3 – 2018-12-12

  • Updated: [imdb] shortcode can be used instead of imdb_title or imdb_name.
  • Updated: white,navy etc. styles can be used instead of imdb_white, imdb_navy etc.

2.2 – 2018-12-10

  • Fixed: Some small css problems fixed.

2.0 – 2018-12-09

  • Updated: Default style has changed. You can still reach old default style with ‘style=”imdb_dark”‘.
  • Added: New default style can be shown in detailed version. You should add the tag ‘data=”detailed”‘.