Managing Movie Genres, Tags and Attributes

Movie Genres

Movie genres are the primary way to group Movies with similar features. You can also add subgenres if desired.

For example, if you sell Movie, you might have “sports”, “entertainment” and “action” as genres.

How to add/edit Movie Genres

Genres are managed from the Movies > Genres screen.

Similar to genres on your posts in WordPress, you can add, delete, and edit Movie genres

  • Add a Name.
  • Add a Slug (optional); this is the URL-friendly version of the name.
  • Choose a Parent if this is a subgenre.
  • Enter a Description (optional); some themes display this.

When you add a new movie via Movies > Add movie, you can select this new movie genre from the list.

Alternatively, you can go to Movies > Add Movies directly, and select Add New Movie Genres.

The taxonomy is movie_genre. And the filtering feature becomes AJAX-enabled for friendlier use once there are 100 genres.

Movies tags

What are movie tags?

Movie tags are another way to relate movies to each other, next to Movie genres. Contrary to genres, there is no hierarchy in tags; so there are no “subtags.”

How to add/edit movie tags

Tags can be added similarly to adding movie genres and work in exactly the same way as post tags. See the Codex for more information.

The taxonomy is movie_tag.

Movie attributes

What are movie attributes?

A third and important way to group movies is to use attributes. “Filter Movies by Attribute” works based on attributes. If you add this widget to your sidebar, customers can filter movies in your site based on the attribute.

How to add/edit movie attributes

Set global attributes

Go to Movies > Attributes to add, edit, and remove attributes.

Here you can quickly and easily add attributes and their terms.

  • Add a Name.
  • Add a Slug; (optional); this is the URL-friendly version of the name.
  • Enable Archives if desired. If enabled, you can view a page with all movies having this attribute.
  • Select a Default sort order. Choose between “Name”, “Name (numeric)”, “Term ID” or “Custom ordering” where you decide by dragging and dropping the terms in the list when configuring the terms (see below). “Name (numeric)” is relevant if the values are numbers. If you select “Name”, it sorts alphabetically with 1 and 10 preceding 2. If you select “Name (numeric)” it sorts based on numerical value.

Select Add Attribute.

The attribute is added in the table on the right, but without values.

Select the “Configure terms” text to add attribute values.

Next Add New “Attribute name”, where “Attribute name” automatically takes the name you gave the attribute in the previous step.

Add as many values as you wish. If you selected “Custom ordering” for the attribute, reordering your values can be done here.

Add global attributes to movie

Add the created attributes to your movies.

Go to: Movies > Add Movie (or edit an existing one).

Select the Attributes tab in the Movie Data. There you can choose any of the attributes that you’ve created in the dropdown menu.

Select Add.

If you selected a global attribute that you previously created, you can select terms that you added previously.

Add custom attributes

Alternatively, add an attribute you only want to use for one movie. This would only be ideal if you have a movie with unique attributes.

Go to: Movies > Add Movie.

Select the Attributes tab.

Select Custom movie attribute in the dropdown and follow the above steps.