Movie Helper


I run a site that talks about movies and TV series. Every month, very long lists of news from Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney +, etc. are published.
To make the list more interesting, a link to IMDB is added to each entry. A very slow and tedious procedure!
Hence the idea of creating Movie Helper! With Movie Helper you can simply search for the title you need, click on the cover and it will automatically be inserted in the post!
No shortcodes needed, no custom posts, just click and go!


How To use

Editing content

Below the editor, you will find a new box where you will able to search for a movie or a tv show.
If you are using the classic editor, search and click the image to insert the link to the post.
If you’re using the new Gutenberg editor, search and click the image to create a list. Once you’ve done, click “insert”
to insert the list to the post.

Video Tutorial

Follow development on GitHub

Additional Info

Movie Helper works with the The Movie DB (javascript library)
by cavestri



  1. Navigate to Dashboard -> Plugins -> Add New and search for Movie Helper
  2. Click on “Install Now” and then “Activate”


Does it work only with TMDB?

Yes, at least for now. But it is designed to support more services.
Feel free to write into the support forum to propose new ones.

Does it work with PHP 8?

Yes, Movie Helper is 100% fully compatible with PHP 8


3 de diciembre, 2022 1 reply
Works exactly like they say it would. The only thing is that with the IMDb. It’s mentioned a lot and may have been considered at the beginning. B ut now they’re working with the Tmdb. If you’re a beginner, that could be confusing, but that’s imho not enough for loss of a star. [Sorry for violating your language, German here.]
5 de noviembre, 2022 1 reply
Very useful plugin for quickly adding links! Plugin is intuitive and your up and running in no time. Great job!
26 de octubre, 2022 6 replies
Your Movie Helper plugin is fantastic and almost perfect for me. I only wish i could customize the link a little. Like remove the spans and add the year of the movie after the link automatically. on my site we deal with many movies that have similar titles and I like to distinguish them by using the year in parenthesis after the movie title. Thank you again, and I hope there is further development to this plugin.
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Contributors & Developers

“Movie Helper” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Minor changes


  • TWEAKED: Minor Changes


  • FIXED: PHP 8.1 compatibility
  • FIXED: fixed link to review page


  • NEW FEATURE: it is now possible to add, after the link, the release date, vote average and vote count
  • NEW FEATURE: it is now possible to open link in new window


  • FIXED: Wrong default value


  • TWEAKED: TMDB Api key provided with the plugin.


  • Added “comment not replied to” logo


  • Added YASR logo and created Italian translation