Support » Plugin: WPMovieLibrary » Fantastic Plugin but not fully compatible with most themes

  • Gestroud


    I want to love this plugin.

    The developer obviously dedicates a lot of hard work and effort. It has great features with more being added constantly.

    My main problem is that, due to its use of custom post types, users can’t utilize its full functionality with many themes.

    Standard blog/web site layouts work well, but magazine-style themes that use static front pages seem to be out of luck. Movie posts don’t show up on the home page. Recently added movies don’t appear in the Recent Posts widget on some themes. Maybe adding more content widgets with different layout stylings might help.

    • This topic was modified 4 years ago by Gestroud.
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  • Plugin Author Charlie Merland


    Hi @gestroud,

    Thanks for your feedback!

    I’m fully aware of what you’re describing, and sadly there’s only so little that can really be done… Plugins in WordPress can offer huge features, but have very little control as to how things are display on the front site. The current version of the plugin, for example, can try to add movies to the main query so that the latest movies will appear on the homepage along with the latest posts; but if you’re using a theme that sets its own homepage template and inner rules, basically ignoring the main query, you won’t see any movie on your home. And there is nothing the plugin can do about that. I really wish themes developers would consider basic support for all registered post types and taxonomies, allowing at least some flexibility.

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