AmyMovie Documentation

Install Theme via FTP


Follow the steps below to learn how to install theme via FTP

  • Step 1: Login to your hosting space via an FTP software

  • Step 2: Unzip the AmyMovie file and only use the extracted AmyMovie folder

  • Step 3: Upload the extracted AmyMovie folder into wp-content => Theme folder

  • Step 4: Activate the newly installed theme by going to Appearance => Themes and click on Activate button to activate theme

Install Theme via WordPress


Follow the steps below to learn how to install theme via WordPress

  • Step 1: From backend, go to Appearances => Themes => Add New button, click on Upload button at the top of the page

  • Step 2: Click on Choose File to choose theme from your local computer, the file requirement is zip format. Press Install Now button to install theme.

  • Step 3: Wait for few seconds, the theme will be uploaded and extracted automatically by WordPress. After this process complete, you only need to press on Activate link under the message for successful installed theme.

Once you ativate AmyNews, you will receive notification message to install plugins. Follow the steps of Plugins Installation part below to learn how to do this

Plugin Installation


How to install required and recommended plugins for AmyMovie

  • Step 1: Once you activate AmyMovie, you will receive a notification message at the top of the screen that shows you which are required plugins and which are recommended plugins for theme

  • Step 2: Click on Begin Install Plugins link under the message to go to Plugin’s list in which you can install and activate the required and recommended plugins. Tick on the box for plugins you wish to install => Click on Bulk Action to see drop-down list => Install => Apply button

    Important: Required plugins are compulsory plugins to make AmyMovie work.

  • Step 3: Wait for some seconds, after all of the plugin is installed, from Dashboard => Plugins, you will activate the plugins as you want.

Installing Demo Content


By One-Click Demo, you are easy to set up a site the same as AmyMovie's demo in seconds. AmyMovie offers you two homepage and you are easy to install one as you want.

Important: Before installing demo, you need to make sure that AmyMovie theme and required plugins (Amy Movie Extends, AmyTheme Framework and WPBakery Visual Composer) are installed and activated successfully

From Dashboard => AmyMovie => Demo Content => There are two demo layouts to choose. Click on Install button at Homepage layout you want to install, a popup will appear to ask if you want to continue installing the demo content. Click on OK button if you want to continue. Please wait for some seconds, once the installing process is completed, you will see the message Demo's Installed

Once the instlling demo precess completed, you will see the informing message

Uninstall Demo: If you want to uninstall the demo, from Dashboard => AmyMovie => Content Demo => Click on Uninstall button and wait for some seconds.

Movie


This section allows you to customize the URL of movie/ cinema/ actor/ director/ genre pages and set the global settings for the single movie pages and genre pages.

From Dashboard => AmyMovie => Movie.

  • Set the global settings for cinema function.

    • » Enable Cinema System: Choose On/ Off to enable/ disable cinema feature for the movie site both backend and frontend.
    • » Search Per Page: Enter the number of movies will show per page in result search.
  • Set the global settings for all of the single movie detail page.

    • » Show Comment in Movie: Choose On/ Off to show/ hide comments in Movie Detail page.
    • » Enable User Rate: Choose On to allow users can rate the movie on the frontend.
    • » Enable Showtime: Choose On/ Off to enable/ disable the showtime function at the single movie page.
    • » Showtime Type: Decide the showtime type (Only Today, All Days, Coming Soon)
      • » Only Today: Allows you to show the showtime of movies of today only.
      • » All Days: Allows you to show the movie showtime of all days
      • » Coming Soon: Allows you to show the movie showtime in the future (after today)
  • Set the global settings for the genre detail page

    • » Genre Sidebar: Click on Arrow-down button to select the layout of genre page with right sidebar, left sidebar or no sidebar.
    • » Genre Sidebar Widget: Click on Arrow-down button to choose widget for your sidebar.
    • » Genre Layout: There are two layouts to display movies on Genre page: List style and Grid style.
    • » Grid Layout: Shows if you choose "Grid" for "Genre Layout" option. There are 4 layouts for Grid style.
    • » Columns: Shows if you choose "Grid" for "Genre Layout" option. Click on Arrow-down button to choose the number of columns to display movies on Genre page.
    • » Movies Per Page: Enter the number of movies per page.
    • » Show Pagination: Select On/ Off to show/ hide pagination.

Blog


Blog section allows you to set the global setting for your blog pages: set blog page layouts with sidebar or without sidebar, list layout, grid layout or masonry layout; decide content position and enable/ disable pagination. You also can set global settings to add the recent posts for the single post page.

From Dashboard => AmyMovie => Blog.

  • Blog Sidebar: Click on Arrow-down button to decide the layout of Blog page with right sidebar, left sidebar or no sidebar.
  • Blog Sidebar Widget: Click on Arrow-down button to select a widget from the list for the sidebar.
  • Blog Layout: There are three layouts to display the posts on your Blog page.

    • » Blog Layout - List Style

    • » Blog Layout - Grid Style

    • » Blog Layout 3 - Masonry Style

      Please note that Masonry style only works when you choose No Sidebar for Blog Sidebar option.

      Now you can set the global configuration for Single Post page at Single Post section

  • Recent Post: Select On/ Off to decide show/hide recent posts under the Post Detail Page.
  • Recent Post By: Click on Arrow-down button to decide to show Recent Post by Categories or Tags.
  • Recent Post Title: Enter the Recent Post title you want to display.

Skin


Skin section allows you to change the general skin color of your website and you can set up the global page title bar.

From Dashboard => AmyMovie => Skin.

  • Change the general skin color for your website.

    • » Disable Skin: If you choose On, the default skin color for your website is orange. If you choose OFF, the Skin option will appear.
    • » Skin: Click on Arrow-down icon to select the custom skin for your webpage.
  • Setting for the global page title bar

    • » Page Title Background color: Click on Select Color button to select background color for the page title bar.
    • » Page Title Background Image: Click on Add Image button to select an image from the library or upload an image from your local devices.
    • » Page Title Color: Click on Select Color button to select color for the page title text.

Typography


From Dashboard => AmyMovie => Typography => click on Add New Typography button to add new typography for new parts

  • » Title: Enter the title for the part you want to change typography. For example, enter "Menu Typography" to add typography for Menu.
  • » Select: Enter class or ID of elements you want to change typography.
  • » Font Family: Choose the font you want.
  • » Font Size: Enter font size (by pixel), it's optional.
  • » Line Height: Enter line height (by pixel), it's optional.
  • » Custom CSS: Custom CSS for this element, it's optional.

Click on Save button to save any your changes.

Social


From Dashboard => AmyMovie => Social

AmyMovie totally integrates with Social networks. You can add social links (Facebook, Twitter, Google plus, Pinterest). Click on Save button to save any your change

Media


Media section allows you to add new image size used for Image Size option.

From Dashboard => AmyMovie => Media.

How to add new Image size

  • » Step 1: From Wordpress Admin site => AmyMovie => Media
  • » Step 2: Click on Add New Image Size button to add new size. A list of options will appear.
  • » Step 3: Enter size name to help you easy to use.

    For example: if you want to create new size for images at topbar position, you can create a size name is “topbar”

  • » Step 4: Enter the width/ height values for image as you want (unit: pixel) at Width & Height option.

    Crop option: If you choose On, the image will be cropped when its original size is larger than the custom image size you choose.

  • » Step 5: Click on Save button to save any your change, click on Remove button to delete that size

Custom CSS & Js

This option is optional. If you have coding knowledge, you can custom CSS and JS by yourself.

From Dashboard => AmyMovie => Custom CSS & Js.

Demo Content


This option allows you to install or uninstall demo content by some clicks.

From Dashboard => AmyMovie => Demo Content.

You can visit Demo Installation to get the detail guide for this part.

IMDb Import


You can be easy and quick to import movie data from IMDb site. At IMDb Import section, you will enter your API key from "http://www.myapifilms.com/token.do"

From Dashboard => AmyMovie => IMDb Import.

Please go to " http://www.myapifilms.com/token.do" to get your API key and note that. each IP can get one API key only.

How To


This section guildes all the things you need to create for your movie websites. Here you will learn how to create new cinemas, actors, directors, genres, movies, blog posts, menu,... and how to set up a homepage.

How to get Google Map Iframe for Cinema’s location


  • » Step 1: Go to https://www.google.com/maps
  • » Step 2: Find the location of the cinema.
  • » Step 3: Click on Share button, a popup will appear, then choose Embed maps => copy the iframe code on the box.

  • » Step 4: Paste Iframe Code at the Google Map Iframe option.

Click on Update button to update your changes.

How To Add New Genres


Genres will display on the movie page and on the genre page.

  • » On the movie page, genres will be listed with other movie information.
  • » On the Genre page, this display the movies belong to that genre. You can change the global genre page layouts with sidebar or no sidebar and decide to display movies with list style or grid style at the movie section of theme options

From Dashboard => Movie => Genres => Click on Add New Genre button. If you import movie from IMDb website, the genres will be imported and you can edit genre settings by yourself.

  • » Name: Enter/ Edit genre name.
  • » Slung: The “slug” is the URL-friendly version of the name. It is usually all lowercase and contains only letters, numbers, and hyphens.
  • » Parent: Choose the genre parent
  • » Description: Enter the genre description (optional).
  • » Genre Sidebar: Choose sidebar layout for genre page (right sidebar, left sidebar or no sidebar). If you choose "Global", the data will get from "Movie" section of "Theme Options"
  • » Genre Sidebar Widget: Shows if you didn't choose "Global" for "Genre Sidebar" option. Choose sidebar for this genre page.
  • » Genre Layout: Choose layout of movies in this genre page (grid or list layout).
  • » Grid Layout: Shows if you choose "Grid" for "Genre Layout" option. Decide the style for grid layout
  • » Columns: Shows if you choose "Grid" for "Genre Layout" option. Choose the number of columns for grid layout.

How To Add New Actors


Actors will display on the movie page and on the actor page.

  • » On the movie page, actors will be listed with other movie information.
  • » On the actor page, this display the actor’s detail information (avatar, banner, short description, birthday, …) and the list of movies played by that actor.

From Dashboard => Movies => Actors, you can add some images and information of actors, which will display on Actor Detail page.

  • Name: Enter the actor’s name.
  • Slug: The slug is the URL-friendly version of the name. It is usually all lowercase and contains only letters, numbers, and hyphens, it will be generated automatically from the actor’s name.
  • Parent: You can choose None for this option.
  • Description: Enter the description about the actor, and this information will display on Biography part on the frontend.
  • Avatar: Click on Add Image button to add the actor’s avatar.
  • Banner: Click on Add Image button to add banner for the actor detail page.
  • Summary: Enter the summary of the actor.
  • Birthday: Enter the actor’s birthday.
  • Birth Place: Enter the birthplace of the actor.
  • Gender: Choose gender of the actor: Male or Female.
  • Nationality: Enter the actor’s nationality.

How To Add New Director


Directors will display on the movie page and on the director page

  • » On the movie page, directors will be listed with other movie information.
  • » On the director page, this display the actor’s detail information (avatar, banner, short description, birthday, …) and the list of movies directed by that director.

From Dashboard => Movies => Directors. The settings for a director’s information is total the same as actor’s. Please follow Actors section if you need the detail explanation

How To Add New Movies Manually


In AmyMovie, you will have two different types of options to customize the movies.

  • » Global options: These options will be applied to all movie pages. You can override these setting for each movie basic. To use these options, please from Dashboard => AmyMovie => Movie => General part.
  • » Individual options: You can use individual options for each movie. By following the guide below, you will learn how to use individual options for each movie.

From Dashboard => Movies => click on Add or Import IMDB button to add new movie.

Please note that before creating a new movie, you need to create the data of cinemas, directors, actores, genres first.

  • Name: Enter the movie’s name.
  • Synopsis: Enter the brief of the movie.
  • Discussion: Tick on Allow Comments so that users can comment at the Movie Detail page.
  • Enter Movie Detail Information

    • » Release: Click on the box and choose the release date of the movie from the calendar.
    • » Duration: Enter the duration of the film (by minutes).
    • » IMDB rating: Find IMDB rating for the movie at: http://www.imdb.com/ then enter to the box.
    • » MPAA: MPAA is Motion Picture Association of America used in the United States to rate the suitability of films' themes and content for certain audiences. The ratings are currently used by the MPAA's voluntary system are: G, PG, PG-13, R, NC-17
    • » Language: Enter the language of the movie.
    • » Gallery: Click on Add Gallery button to select images from the library or upload images from your local devices.
    • » Trailer: Click on Add New Trailer button to add new trailer from Youtube or Vimeo. You can add as many trailers as you want.

    The Movie Detail page will show the number of photos and the numbers of videos help visitors easy to follow.

  • Cinema Events

    This section allows you to select the cinema which will show this film. You can add as many cinemas for the movie as you can, and at each cinema, you can add showing date and time.

    Click on Add New Cinema button, and you will see some options like the image below

    • » Cinema: Click on Arrow Down button to select a cinema from the list.
    • » Date 1: Click on the box and select a date from the calendar.
    • » Hours in Date 1: Enter starting time of the film in that date, for example: 09h40, 12h30, 15h20…...

    You will config like the same for Date 2. If you want to add new cinema for the movie, please continue to click on Add New Cinema button and config.

  • Movie Rating

    If you choose Off for Custom Rating option, the rating will be calculated based on the rate of visitors on the frontend.

    If you choose On for Custom Rating option, the admin can edit the rate at the backend

    • » Turn rating: Enter the number of rates for the movie.
    • » Total Points: Enter the total points for the movie.

    Please note that Average result = Total Points over Turn rating

    The maximum of Average result is 5 (5 stars for a movie) so you need to calculate Turn rating and Total Points for a suit.

  • Genres: Tick on the box to select genres of the movie.
  • Actors: Tick on the box to select actors for the movie
  • Directors: Tick on the box to select directors for the film
  • Movie Banner: Click on Add Image button to select an image from library or upload an image from your local devices
  • Movie Poster: Click on Add Image button to select an image from library or upload an image from your local devices
  • Movie Sidebar: You can decide the interface of Movie Detail page with Left Sidebar, Right Sidebar or Full Width. Click on Choose a Custom Sidebar to select a sidebar from the list.

After all, click on Publish button to publish this movie.

Post Settings


How To Add New Categories

From Dashboard => Posts => Categories => Enter the category’s name at the Name option => click on Add New Category button to save and if you want you can continue to add new categories. You can explore the useful information for categories at Wordpress Codex

How To Add New Posts

You can create as many blog posts for your movie website as you want. From Dashboard => Posts => Add New

  • Title: Enter the post’s title.
  • Content: Enter the post’s content.
  • Format: Select one of the three Post Formats (Standard, Image, Video). Post formats is a value added to WordPress posts which allow theme developers to define the visual appearance of a post to help visitors can realize those posts are images or video or normal articles.
  • Categories: Choose Categories for the post.
  • Tags: Choose Tags for the post.
  • Featured Images: Featured Image is like a post thumbnails. It is necessary to add featured image to each post. Click on Set Featured Image link to select an image from the library or upload an image from your local devices

Recent Posts Settings

At the single post page, you can customize the global displaying of the related articles by category or tag. Please from Dashboard => AmyMovie => Blog => Recent Post section to learn how to set up the related articles part.

How To Setup Homepage


By default, WordPress sets blog page as a home page for your website. Almost of time, it is not what you want, so in this guide, you can learn how to create and set up a special homepage for your site.

Step 1: Create a new page

At WordPress admin site, from Dashboard => Pages => Click on Add New button to create a new page

Step 2: Enter the page title => setup Page Builder content by using Visual Composer

How to use Visual Composer at Amy Movie.

2.1. Row Settings

  • » Row layout: Visual Composer helps you easy to create different layouts for your webpage by adding Row element. Click on Plus icon to add new element => choose Row element from the list, => select the row layout by hovering on this bar The row automatically breaks into columns according to the layouts you choose or custom.

  • » Row Background: You can choose background color or background image for the row by clicking on edit button at this bar . Please visit HERE if you are interested in setting row background

2.2. Add elements to build up a webpage

With the column layout you choose, click on Plus icon to add elements, you can add available elements from Visual Composer or add Amy Movie shortcodes made by AmyTheme. You will know how to use AmyMovie shortcodes at AmyMovie Shortcodes part below.

2.3 Drag & drop to reorder rows and elements

You can easily drag and drop rows and elements to any position as you want.

Step 3: Page Options

Page Options section allows you to add Page title bar with either image background or color background.

  • Enable Page Title: Select On/ Off to enable/ disable Page title.
  • Title Position: Click on Arrow-down button to choose the title position (in the left/ right/ center)
  • Title Background Image:Click on Add Image button to select an image from the library or upload an image from your local devices. Please note that: If you choose an image for this option, Title Background Color option will be invalid.
  • Title Background: This option will be valid if Title Background Image option is empty. Click on Select Color button to select background color, you can edit its opacity.
  • Title Color: Click on Select Color button to select title color, you can edit its opacity.

On the frontend, you can see the page title bar at the showtime page HERE

Step 4: Page Sidebar Model

There are 4-page layouts to choose: Left Sidebar, Right Sidebar, Full Width, 100% Width

After all, click on Publish button.

Step 5: Set up Front Page

From Dashboard => Settings => Reading, you can set homepage by following the steps of the screenshot below

How to custom User Login page


Amy User Settings section allows you to enable/ disable the custom login page in a popup or in a page with sidebar or without sidebar and add Social login in that page.

From Dashboard => Users => Amy User Settings

  • 1. General Settings

    • General

      • » Enable Custom Login: If you choose Off, the Default WordPress Login page will be enabled. If you choose On, the Custom AmyMovie Login page will be enabled. Please note that if you choose Off for Enable Custom Login option, all of the options below will be invalid.
      • » Login Redirect URL: Enter the URL into the box so that after users login, they will redirect to that link.
    • Page User Settings: This section allows you to decide the layout of login page with sidebar or without sidebar.

      • » Page User Sidebar: Click on Arrow-down button to decide the layout of the custom login page with right sidebar, left sidebar or no sidebar.
      • » Page User Sidebar Widget: Click on Arrow-down button to choose a sidebar from the list.
    • Popup Setting: This section allows you to decide using login popup or login page.

      • » Use Popup: Choose On to enable Login Popup, choose Off to enable Login Page.
  • 2. Social Settings

    Enable Social Login: Select On/ Off to enable/ disable social login module (Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter) on the custom login page.

    Please note that if you choose Off for Enable Social Login option, all of the options below will be invalid.

    • Facebook Login Settings

      • » Facebook Login: Select On/ Off to enable/ disable Facebook login icon on the custom login page.
      • » Facebook APP ID: Click on Where I can get this info link to know about how to get Facebook APP ID, then copy the IP on the box.
    • Google Plus Login Settings

      • » Google Login: Select On/ Off to enable/ disable Facebook login icon on the custom login page.
      • » Google App ID: Click on Where I can get this info link to know about how to get Google Plus APP ID, then copy the IP on the box.
      • » Google Client ID: Click on Where I can get this info link to know about how to get Google Plus Client ID, then copy the IP on the box.
    • Twitter Login Settings

      • » Twitter Login: Select On/ Off to enable/ disable Twitter login icon on the custom login page.
      • » Consumer Key: Click on Where I can get this info link to know about how to get Consumer Key, then copy that key on the box
      • » Consumer Secret: Click on Where I can get this info link to know about how to get Consumer Secret, then copy/ paste on the box.

Amy Tabs


Amy Tabs allows you to easily add and edit your tabs and you can add elements into each tabs as you wish. Follow the steps below to learn how Amy Tabs works

  • » Step 1: Amy Tabs General setting

    At this step, you can learn how to set the position of tab and choose active tab

    From the green bar => click on button to make general setting on Tab

    • 1.1. General Setting

      • » Tab Nav Block: You can set the position of tab on block. There are two positions: Default (the tabs will be in navigation of the block); Left (the tab will be on the left of the block content)
      • » Active Tab Nav: You can decide what tab will be active tab (Eg: if you enter 2 for this option, the tab #2 will appear by default). If this box is empty, the tab # 1 will be shown as Active Tab
    • 1.2. Extra Setting: This option is optional allows you to add extras ID or extras class for your tabs

  • » Step 2: Child Tab settings

    You can edit tab name or add element into child tabs at yellow bar

    • 2.1. Edit tab name

      Click on tab you want to edit => click button at yellow bar , a popup will appear and you can change the tab name as you want

    • 2.2. Add content for each tab

      Each tab will show diferent content. To do this: click on the tab you want to add elements and click Plus icon at the yellow bar to choose elements like the image below

  • » Step 3: Click Save button to save any your change

Please visit the GIF image helow to know about the tab settings.

Amy Movie Blog


Amy Movie Blog allows you to display your blog posts with 2 nice styles and order the posts as you want.

Blog layout 1, you can see

Blog layout 2, you can see

Amy Movie Grid


Amy Movie Grid allows you to display movies by Grid styles. This shortcode offers 4 nice layouts will make your movie site various and beautiful..

1, General Settings

2. Layout Options

Grid Layout 1: On the frontend, you can see

Grid Layout 2: On the frontend, you can see

Grid Layout 3: On the frontend, you can see

Grid Layout 4: On the frontend, you can see

3. Filter Options

Filter Style 1 and Sort By module: On the frontend, you can see

Filter Style 2 and Sort By module: On the frontend, you can see

Amy Movie Liat


Amy Movie Líst allows you to show movies under the list style.

1, General Settings

2. Layout Options

Showtime Type

  • » Only Today: Allows you to show the showtime of movies of today only.
  • » All Days: Allows you to show the movie showtime of all days
  • » Coming Soon: Allows you to show the movie showtime in the future (after today)

3. Filter Options

On the frontend, you can see

Amy Movie Metro Gallery


Amy Movie Metro Gallery allows you to add a gallery with a unique concept, and when you click on an image, it will display on the popup.

At the backend you can see

On the frontend, you can see

Amy Movie Rate List


Amy Movie Rate Líst allows you to show the list of movies with rate information.

1. General Settings

2. Layout Options

On the frontend, you can see

Amy Movie Showtime


Amy Movie Showtime allows visitors easy to find the showing time of a particular movie in a particular cinema by some clicks only. This shortcode includes one option and it is optional. If you have coding knowledge, you can add some extra class for this shortcode.

At the backend you can see

Showtime Type

  • » Only Today: Allows you to show the movies will be shown today at "Select A Movie" part and show those movie showtime of today only.
  • » All Days: Allows you to show the movie showtime of all days
  • » Coming Soon: Allows you to show the movies with both coming soon released date and coming soon showtime date at cinemas.

On the frontend, you can see

Select a movie => Select a cinema => The Date & Time will show

Amy Movie Slide


Amy Movie Slide allows you to show one by one movie on the slide.

1. General Settings

2. Layout Options

3. Slide Options

On the frontend, you can see

Widget Introduction


1. What is widgets?

A WordPress Widgets are small blocks that perform a specific function. You can add widgets to sidebars/ widget areas to show on your webpages. At the screenshot above you can see widgets are on your left-hand side and the Widget Areas are on the right-hand side.

You can find more information about widget HERE

  • Widgets
  • Widget Areas/ Sidebars

2. How to add widgets into Widget areas

  • Step 1: Drag and drop widget into Widget Area as you want, then set it up.
  • Step 2: Click Save button to save your change.

Amy Movie List


Amy Movie List widget allows you to add the list of the posts or the movies into the sidebar or any Widget Areas.

  • 1. How to show list of the posts

  • 2. How to show list of the movies

Amy Movie Comment


Amy Movie Comment widget allows you to list the comments on the sidebar or the widget area as you want.

At the backend you can see

On the frontend, you can see

Amy Movie Module


Amy Movie Module Widget allows you to add Advertising module, Contact Form module, Social List module or About module.

  • 1. Advertising module: Advertising Module allows you to add advertising banner and insert a link into it.

  • 2. Contact Module: Contact module allows you to add some information about your address, phone and email so that visitor can be easier to contact you if they want.

    On the frontend, you can see

  • 3. Social List Module: Social List module allows you to list the social network information on your module.

    On the frontend, you can see

  • 4. About module: About module allows you to add the information (by text) under a banner.

    On the frontend, you can see

Amy Movie Coming Soon


Amy Movie Coming Soon widget allows you to show the list of movie coming soon.

At the backend you can see

On the frontend, you can see