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ThreadStarter: Movies allows users to easily create topics about movies, series or artists and fill them with content automatically. Posted content will be shown in the first post of the topic and can be used in widgets.



  • Users can add movies, series and actors to topics. After attaching the content, which can be done easily using a search with auto complete, the thread will show various information about the chosen content above the post.
  • The topic will show the movie poster, cast, trailer, tagline, link to IMDb, rating and much more.
  • Discussed movies and actors can be shown in adjustable widgets which allow random, recently posted, most discussed and much more...
  • Posting content can be restricted to certain forums.
  • Movie boards can show movie content with the posters above the topic list.
  • Access rights to edit and post content.





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Have just bought this app and installed as directed, have added my TMDB api key and set it to a specific forum, but it doesn't work.  What am I doing wrong?



And this appears in the forum:


Clicking on Threadstarter icon does nothing and there are no fields showing.

I'm using IPS 4.3.6

Any help would be appreciated


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  • 3 weeks later...


  • some design improvements
  • added loading message while obtaining data
  • boxes now show smaller icons on mobile devices
  • fixed some issues with non-English letters in search results


  • some design changes are only visible after editing existing topics and reattaching the data
  • if you use more than one ThreadStarter plugin you should update all of them at the same time


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Is there a way to darken the text or put the content in it's own box or themes that may be like mine?

The text is light and the background is transparent on my theme so the movie description content isn't visible much of the time. I've attached an image. 

The product itself is working great though. 

Any ideas or recommendations? I have the same issue with the music version of this too. 

Also if the database doesn't have their image on file, the image comes across as broken when retrieved. Not sure about the music one yet, but the movie one for sure is doing this.


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Edited by whitetigergrowl
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You can use the following custom CSS under

ACP > Customization > Themes > Edit Email and CSS > CSS

.threadStarterContainer:not(.ipsWidget_inner) {
	background-color: #fff !important;


This will also apply to all other ThreadStarter plugins.




Edited by batarjal
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Looks much better! The movie one seems to work great now on all themes.

The description is the only thing left on the music one as you can see from the images from 2 different themes. 

I'm not sure if that only happens on longer descriptions since the movie descriptions were short and didn't give that same effect. But as you can tell music one the description is filled in with color and it overpowers the text.

* Update. Regardless of text amount its still doing this.

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Edited by whitetigergrowl
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.threadStarterMoreContainer {
  background-color: #fff !important;

.threadStarterMore:before {
    background: linear-gradient(transparent 100px, #fff) !important;
    background-image: linear-gradient(transparent 100px, #fff)) !important;

You can use this CSS to adjust the color.

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On 10/10/2018 at 1:47 PM, James Coupe said:

Hi there,

With the Widget - is there any way to get it in one sub-directory as when used as a block it is listing in all sub-directories. I.e:

/Edinburgh Forum

  • News
  • Events
  • Meetup Groups
  • Movies & Films
    • Film Discussion

There is a setting in the Widget-Settings to limit the visibility to forums with ThreadStarter topics.

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On 1/11/2019 at 6:31 PM, Noble~ said:

I have all of your thread starters, would be great if that could be moved up.


On 1/11/2019 at 5:26 PM, Paweł Mysłek said:


At the top of the payment better, because a lot of people do not see it at the bottom of the page.

It's possible to pick if the ThreadStarter menu is above or below the editor in the version I just uploaded.
If you have multiple ThreadStarter plugins you should update them all.

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