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SP Movie Database

Introduction

SP Movie Database is a Joomla! 3 extension created as a database for movies, animations, games or other entertainment areas. Component with inluded modules allows you to manage:

  • Movies (Title, Description, Director, Actors, Genres, Realize date, Duration, Image etc.)
  • Celebrities (Name, Type, Designation, Resident, Profile image)
  • Genres (where you can add custom names, not only Action or Horror etc.)
  • Reviews added by registered users

 This extension for the first time was created for template named Moview. Where is a main part of whole feature area. Extenstion used with this template will give you ready solution for multipurpose Review site.

 How to install

First step, download a extenstion. You need vaild and active template or developer account. Login to your account on JoomShaper.com - then from your account select Download link, next select Extenstion and SP Movie Database and then click on Download button.

download

Now you can install in your current Joomla installation like any other extenstion. 

install

What is inside

Extension package (com_spmoviedb_j3.zip) include:

  • SP Movie Database (component)
  • SP Moviedb Movie (module)
  • SP Moviedb Tab (module)
  • SP Moviedb Trailers (module)
  • SP Moviewdb Top Celebrities (module)
  • SP Movie Database Search (module)

How to start

After installation of extenstion (not template quickstart) no records were found, it means that you won't find any demo data. And you have to start adding your own content one by one.

Start from creating a new genre(s).  A genre is a specific type of film, music, game or writing. Many genres, such as "mystery" or "fantasy," overlap in film and literature, while others, such as "romantic comedy" in film or "historical fiction" in books, are specific to one or the other. In film theory, film genre refers to the method of categorizing films based on similarities in the narrative elements from which films are constructed or the emotional responses they elicit. This is the example lists of recommended genre films: Action, Adventure, Animation, Biography , Comedy, Crime, Documentary, Drama, Family, Fantasy, History, Horror, Musical, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Sport, Thriller, War and Western. Of course you can choose and insert only selected sub-genres.

genre

Second step, now you should add director, actors or actress for movie female roles.

actress

Note! Cover image must be horizontal.  Remember to fill also second Tab ,"Personal info" with Birth name (maiden name) and Date of Birth. This is apperance of front-end.

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How to add movie description

First you have to prepare content: movie title, description, two images and link to trailer. In admin panel of SP Movie database choose "Movies" tab and click "New" button.

movie

Now you can fill all needed fields, which allows users to identify presented movie. In following screenshot you can see Movie admin settings (left side) and apperance of movie front-end view (right side).

front end movie

Movie links & Showtimes

Under Rating and Title on front-end you can see social icons, they can be filled using "Movie links" tabs.

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movie links

Now how to set showtimes, front-end at the top, and back-end settings at the bottom.

showtimes

If you don't add Ticket URL this action button will not be presented. Like in our example for New York Cinema.
About ticket URL you can link directly to cinema/theater website, use your own booking component or addcional selling platform, and get provision for each sale.

How to add trailers

Also from adding movie area you can add trailers. In "Trailers link" tab you can add up to 10 video trailers from cinema movie or theater play using YouTube or Vimeo links as a source. Remember to upload your own screenshot (thumbs) from it. Remember that the first one must be bigger than others. Not smaller than 825x465 px. Second, and other can be much smaller, about 260 x 160 px each.

trailers

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