WordPress Game List

Description

Finally, an easy way to record and categorize your entire library of video games for all the internet to see!

Check out a working demo here.

UPDATE: WordPress Game List Premium version is now available! Receive all of the features of the free version you see here, plus:

  • Add your Amazon Affiliate ID to each game you display!
  • Awesome colored backdrops and screenshots for each game displayed
  • Add your Xbox Live Gamertag to display your Xbox One Achievements
  • Display a continuously-updated news feed for nearly every title
  • Display entertaining, random quotes from famous video games and prominent names in the industry
  • Prominently display review stars to indicate your opinion of each title
  • List the alternative names for each title, including foreign languages (Japanese, Chinese, German, Russian, etc.)
  • ESRB Images are displayed per title
  • Additional Platform sorting options
    – Set the default sorting option site-wide

Get all of the awesome functionality of the free version, plus the features listed above right now for just $5 Dollars! That’s only 2 cups of coffee! Check it out at Jakerevans.com!

How does WPGameList work?

Simply plug in the name of your video game and let WordPress Game List scour the internet for all information possible about the title, including:

  • Cover Images
  • Screenshots
  • Trailers & Videos
  • Summary
  • Genre
  • Links to Amazon, Gamestop, Steam, Best Buy, and EBay
  • Developer
  • Publisher
  • Release Date
  • Platforms

Additionally, WPGameList allows you to record your own thoughts and opinions on each video game for all your visitors to see!

Some additional features include:

  • Multiple ‘Libraries’ for different pages and purposes on your site
  • Sort by Genre, Titles Finished, and more!
  • Search by Title
  • Download & Backup your entire library to an Excel spreadsheet
  • Track how many games you’ve completed
  • Social media links for sharing your titles
  • Customizable display

Be sure to check out the new StylePaks feature for WPGameList. For just $2, you can drastically change the look and feel of WPGameList to suite your own tastes! Check em’ out here.

Try out WordPress Game List right now!

Also, If you love Movies & TV Shows like I do, then be sure to check out another plugin of mine, WPFilmList!

Like Books do ya? Then be sure to check out a third plugin of mine, WPBookList!

Screenshots

  • How your games will appear on your website. WPGameList uses most of the default styling of your currently active theme.
  • How your games will appear with WPGameList Premium. Notice the review stars and the random quotation section, Only available with WPGameList Premium.
  • This is how your games will appear when you click on a title or cover image.
  • This is how your individual games will look with WPGameList Premium. With WPGameList Premium, you can display the ESRB image, your 1-5 star rating, your Xbox Live achievements, Alternate title names, and a random quotes section. Get WPGameList Premium Today!
  • An example of how the Summaries look for each title
  • A screenshot of the Videos & Trailers section. This section contains embedded YouTube videos related to your game.
  • An example of the Screenshots section.
  • Here’s the continuously-updated News Feed section. Even games that were released years ago may have interesting and timely articles in their news feed… case in point, there’s a headline in this news feed about the Nintendo Switch. Only available with WPGameList Premium.
  • ’The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ - viewed with WPGameList Premium. Get WPGameList Premium Now!.
  • A screenshot of the options page in the WordPress Dashboard. Here you can control which elements actually get displayed on the page you’ve placed your game library on. With WPGameList Premium, you can set the default sorting option site-wide.
  • Here you can create additional game libraries, for example, you could create a ‘Currently Playing’ library, an ‘XBox One’ library, an ‘RPG’ library, or whatever else you can think of!
  • Add your Xbox Live Gamertag to display your achievements! Only available with WPGameList Premium.
  • Here’s a screenshot of where you can upload your WPGameList StylePaks, changing the look and feel of WPGameList. Get your WPGameList StylePaks Now!
  • Here’s a screenshot of where you can input your Amazon Affiliate ID. Only available with WPGameList Premium!

Installation

Method 1) Simply drop this folder (unzipped) into your WordPress plugin directory (/wp-content/plugins).

Method 2) In the WordPress admin dashboard, click on ‘Plugins’ on the left-hand side, click on ‘Add New’ towards the very top of the page, click on ‘Upload Plugin’, and upload the ‘wpgamelist.zip’ file you downloaded.

Method 3) In the WordPress admin dashboard, click on ‘Plugins’ on the left-hand side, click on ‘Add New’ towards the very top of the page, search for ‘wpgamelist’, and then click ‘Install Now’.

USAGE: Simply paste this shortcode on the page or post you’d like to display your game library: [wpgamelist_shortcode], visit that page or post on the front-end (like a visitor to your website would do), and look for the “Add a Game” link. Enter the name of the game you’d like to add to the left of the link, and then click “Add a Game”. Fill out or modify the auto-populated fields, and click ‘Add Game!’

FAQ

How do I add a game? – Once you’ve installed and activated WPGameList, place the default WPGameList shortcode on the page or post you’d like to display your library: [wpgamelist_shortcode]. Then visit that page or post on the front-end (like a visitor to your website would do), and look for the text field to the left of the “Add a Game” link. Enter the title of the game you’d like to add, click on the “Add a Game” link, and select your title by clicking on it. Fill out or modify the auto-populated fields, and click ‘Add Game!’

Why can’t WPGameList find my game? – While WPGameList will have no problem finding the vast majority of games by their titles alone, occasionally WPGameList will come across a title that it simply can’t find information for. WPGamesList searches through the IGDB.com Database for information about a title, so the general rule of thumb is that if it can’t be found at IGDB.com, WPGameList will not be able to automatically pull information for your title. Luckily, the IGDB.com database is community-driven, so you can create an account there and add/modify information found in the Database, or just shoot them an e-mail and they’ll see what they can do!

How do I keep visitors from modifying my game library? – On the WordPress Dashboard you’ll see the WPGameList icon (a white circle outlined in green) on the left-hand side. Click on that, which will take you to the WPGameList Options page. Find the section titled “Display Options”. Here you can set many different display options, including whether or not you’d like to “Hide the Edit and Delete Options”. Checkmark that checkbox, click ‘Save Changes’, and the ‘Edit’ and ‘Delete’ links will be gone from your library, making it impossible for visitors to modify your library.

Do you provide support for WPGameList? – Absolutely! As this plugin is a fairly new creation, there are bound to be bugs and issues that I haven’t come across yet, so please, if there’s something just not right about your WPGameList experience, shoot me an e-mail at Jake@jakerevans.com.

How do these StylePak things work? – StylePaks are additional $2 add-ons for WPGameList (both the free and premium versions), that change the look and feel of WPGameList. Check them out here.Once purchased, you’ll receive an e-mail with a download link. Clicking on the download link will provide you with a zipped file. Once downloaded, unzip the file, and upload the WPGameListStylePak1.css (or WPGameListStyle.css) file via the WordPress dashboard options page of WPBookList.

Reviews

Very nice!

Didn’t work at first, but after some speedy support by the author it’s great now, two thumbs up

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Contributors & Developers

“WordPress Game List” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

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Changelog

v1.0 – Initial Release

v1.1 – Introduced the StylePaks feature, allowing users to purchase and install StylePaks that will change the look and feel of WPGameList

v1.2 – Introduced WPGameList Premium, also updated json file of company names

v1.3 – Several bug fixes and a couple stylistic changes to better anticipate WordPress theme differences.

v1.4 – Implemented an alternate way to communicate with IGDB database to ensure proper functioning on all web servers that may have different permissions/configurations. Also made two minor stylistic changes.

v1.5 – Implemented several bug fixes. Also introduced the ability to dismiss the dashboard notice forever.

v1.6 – Fixed a bug that prevented the folder structure for the Stylepaks from being created on some sites.

v1.7
Implemented several improvements, such as removing the Forward Creation links from backend, Ensured notification ‘dismiss’ button worked correctly, added an advertisement area in color pop-up window, and modified the structure of the backend.

v1.8
Implemented the ability to add multiple games at once.