Contributor tips: Magic URLs
This is just a quick post to let you know about a handy contributor tip that you may not otherwise have been aware of which helps navigate our submission systems when submitting from Desktop.
Have you heard about magic URLs? They are a really useful way to make submissions quicker and easier for custom sections of a title or name page. All you need to do is get the tt number of the specific title page from the URL and switch it out in the links, e.g. The Shawshank Redemption is tt0111161:
Here is an example of a magic URL that I use for titles which allows you to modify all existing cast credits on a title with an additional 100 new cast credits pre-selected:
And here is another one for titles which lets you modify all of the existing primary crew roles on a title along with adding a new number of credits for those sections:
If you bookmark those links you can re-use them, switching out the tt number whenever you need to update a particular title. There are some more great examples in the top-tips help page from MayorDefacto and gromit82 including how to update specific sections for a name page (Robert Rodriguez is nm0001675).
If you have any other helpful magic URLs that you regularly use when contributing, please post them below so that other contributors can use them as well, or if this is the first time you’ve heard of magic URLs let me know below if you find this tip useful and whether you’d like us to post other contributor tips in the future.