WordPress Member Directory Plugin Description
The WordPress Expert/Members Directory plugin makes it easy to build an embedded member catalog or professional directory on your WordPress website.
If you are looking to build a curated list of staff, student, or member profiles, this is a quick way to organize and manage such a database within your online community.
Members Directory Index
Directory listings will be displayed on a customizable index page, with member or staff photos and name or a brief description and also WhatsApp integration.
The Member List Plugin is equally suited to build a WordPress member directory for academic institutes, organizations, or business niches.
|A Member Profile Page||
You can change all labels in the plugin to fit your industry, niche, or language.|
The plugin includes customization options which allow you to add custom fields and links to the member page listing.
Want a step-by-step tutorial showing all you need to create the ultimate member directory?|
We show how to set up the directory, from adding the first member to fine-tuning the index appearance.
Learn how to create a directory from scratch!
Community Add-on - Allow Members to Manage Their Own Profiles
|The directory listing submission form to post or update a member profile||
The Member Directory Community Edition lets users build your directory themselves by submitting, claiming, and managing their own profiles.|
As the admin, you can moderate members' submission and reject or accept profiles before they are posted to the directory.
Learn how to create a directory where users suggest experts.
Monetizing Your Member Directory
The Members Directory Payments Edition makes it easy to monetize your directory by charging a one-time fee to each member who would like to be included in your industry listings.
Paying for Profile Submission and Renewal
The payment system is based on either WooCommerce or Easy Digital Downloads (EDD) carts.
|Checkout cart with member listing purchase||
Together, they include more than 50 payment gateways including Authorize.Net, 2Checkout, Skrill, PayMill, and Stripe.|
Once you have installed the EDD or WooCommerce plugins (which are free), you will get access to PayPal and Amazon payment gateways as well.
Read Use Case - Charging Users For Suggesting Experts in Directory.
The plugin allows you to create paid membership levels to control how much information can be placed on the expert page. Users can choose the suitable level and pay for it in two ways - either a one-time payment for membership or subscription based model.
The subscriptions feature works with the payment plugin WooCommerce + one of the add-ons: WooCommerce Payments or WooCommerce Subscriptions.|
The membership subscriptions feature requires the following add-ons: Payments, Levels and Community.
|Example of using variable subscription: the user can choose between one-time payment or annual renewing subscription.|
This ultimate Member Plugin allows you to insert advertisements into directory profile pages and search result pages for further monetize your directory.
|Location options for ad placement||
Ad display location can be customized to show above, below, or between a member profile and map.|
Any advert can be used from Google or other external sources such as WordPress ad managers like the Popup Banners Plugin.
CM Appointments Booking Integration
Integrate booking calendars to expert profiles.|
Each expert can manage his own calendar that will allow their customers to book appointments with them.
Learn how to integrate a calendar booking system to expert pages.
|Booking calendar integrated to the expert page|
Show Map of Experts
Display a Google Map with the location of all your experts anywhere on your website.
|Map of Experts||
Visitors can search for places and filter the listing by categories.|
A map of members is ideal for teams of teachers, scholars and academics who want to be located easily.
Requires the Map Locations WordPress Plugin.
Member Directory Use Case Examples
- Introduce Members – If you have many stores and big team, let all team members know each other by creating a members directory.
- Earn and Let Earn – Charge professionals like teachers, business advisors, freelancer developers etc for being listed. Requires the Payments add-on.
Member Directory Plugin Related Use Cases
Member Directory Plugin Additional Resources
Members Directory Plugin Features
Please read the user guide for detailed descriptions about each feature.
|Extended Member Profile – Each member profile can be customized to display the following details: overview, publications, education, experience, address, phone number, email, website URL, and social links such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.|
|Ads and Promotions – Insert Google Ads or advertisements from other plugins onto member profile pages or on the directory search results page.|
|Export / Import – Export and import member profiles to quickly transfer directories between different websites.|
|Search and Filters – Filter member profiles by category, tags or free text search|
|Ajax Support – Allows to dynamically filter and search results without reloading the page.|
|Directory Index Style – Easily change the look and feel of the member directory index page from the plugin settings. This includes layout, size of each profile box, theme and much more. The plugin comes with two preloaded templates.|
|Member Profile Page Design – Choose between two preloaded templates, while further customizing member profile page look and feel further to fit your style.|
|Moderation and Notifications – Moderate new member profile listings or be notified when a new member profile is posted (with the Community Edition)|
|Related Profiles Widget – Show related member profiles on each member profile page.|
|Profile Promotions – Promote specific member profiles in the search results and through the related profiles widget.|
|Custom Taxonomies – Create a custom taxonomy and filtering options to fit your niche.|
|Shortcode Support – Use shortcodes to display a list of all categories, a single member profile widget and more on any page or post.|
|Tags Support – Add tags to each member profile to keep them organized and easy to sort.|
|Editable Labels – All plugin labels can be edited and localized to fit your language or niche.|
|WhatsApp Integration – Allow each member to integrate his WhatsApp account and receive direct messages.|
|Expert Map – Show a Google Map with all your experts, where users can search based on address. Requires the Google Map Locations & Store Locator WordPress Plugin. Supports searching experts by ZIP and radius|
|Add Products to Expert Pages – Place products related to experts in their profiles.|
|Show position – Show job position with the experts’ name on the expert page.|
|Display City/State – Job city or state can be shown with the List View.|
|Alphabetical Index – The alphabetical index can be shown on the top if you choose the List View.|
|Lightbox – Enable the lightbox option to auto apply WordPress Thickbox on the pictures and videos on the business pages.|
|Frontend Profile Submission – You can give permissions to the members so that they can submit their profiles from the frontend. Submit from frontend option will only appear if you have Member Directory Community Add-on.|
|Registration – With the sign-up option, you can give members a backend member access and share restricted content with them, you will need them to register and log in to your site to see the restricted members area. For the registration form, you will need User Registration and Invitation Codes Plugin and for sharing the restricted area with the members, you will need Site and Content Restriction Plugin. You can assign the user roles accordingly in the member only access area and restrict content which you do not want them to see even after giving them user roles.|
|Open Source Software – This is an open source plugin and can be customized.|
|Custom Fields & Member Categories – This reliable WordPress Expert Directory plugin allows you to create custom fields to add desired metadata to the customizable forms and Categories too.|
|Image Gallery – You can add pictures to the image gallery on the members’ profiles.|
|Sidebar – You can add a sidebar on the experts’ profiles for product pages.|
|Reviews – You can allow users to leave a review for the individual user profiles by integrating the the CM Reviews and Rating Plugin.|
|Compatibility – Expand capabilities by adding more features to your directories. Compatible with Business Directory Plugin and Product Directory Plugin.|
|Paid Listing – Create paid websites by charging your members or experts for listing them on your WordPress Website with Expert and Member Directory Payments Add-On.|
|Forum – Create a forum like other advanced online communities for your groups with the CM Questions and Answers Forum Plugin.|
|CM Appointments Booking Integration – Allows each expert profile to have a calendar that allows their customers to schedule the appointments with experts.|
Member and Staff Directory Editions and Pricing
|Feature||Pro Edition||Pro Community||Ultimate|
|Create any number of member profile listing|
|Choose the default member image|
|Choose the member category|
|Extended profile information|
|Import / Export|
|Profile custom fields|
|Search and Filters|
|Directory Index Templates|
|Profile Page Styling|
|Related profiles widget|
|Booking Calendar Integration|
|User can list a profile|
|User can claim existing profile|
|User can edit and manage his profile|
|Admin can moderate new posted profiles|
|User can pay for posting a profile|
|User can pay for renewing a listing|
|User can pay for claiming a profile|
|Member forms support|
|Member levels support|
Member Directory Additional Addons and Modules
The following list is additional modules and addons which can be installed together with the Member Directory plugin and provide additional functionality.
For a all-in-one solution, you can choose “Ultimate: Member Directory” option when selecting the product, it will include the Pro version and all add-ons.
Member Directory Related Plugins
WordPress Members Plugin Frequently Asked Questions
Please check the user guide to learn more about this plugin.
How do I enable shortcodes for the directory so I can have a gallery above the description?
Can I customize the expert directory widget to match my WP theme?
Can I add my social media links to my expert listing?
Can I show a Google Map with experts location?
Learn more: CM Map Locations (CMML) – Integration with CM Business/Expert Directory.
Does this Plugin allow me to take payments from people for adding listings?
To take payments the Expert Directory Payments addon is required, the core plugin does not handle payments alone.
Learn more about the Expert directory payments add-on by clicking here.
How can I allow expert listing owners to add or manage their own listings?
Can I filter which expert listings appear on my site
Can I embed ads from Google AdSense?
Absolutely! In fact you can embed ads from any external source by copying the campaign code and pasting it into the location where you want them to appear. This includes Google adsense campaigns, CM Ad changer, or any internal or external source of adverts. Embedded ads are displayed in between your expert directory listings on locations that you define, as shown in the image below:
What filters can I have on my expert directory page?
Can experts offer products in their profiles?
Does this Plugin support creating directories of businesses?
It could be used for this purpose but our Business Directory plugin is much better suited for this purpose.
Read more about it by clicking here
Does this plugin have BuddyPress integration if I want to integrate BuddyPress profile page?
Does this plugin integrate with s2Member?
Is there a free plugin version?
Is this an open source Plugin and can we customize it?
WordPress Member Directory Online Demo
WordPress Member and User Directory Image Gallery
Customer Reviews for the Members Directory Plugin
- Super simple to install
Was in desperate need of a member directory plugin and this one was recommended by a friend. This plugin was super simple to install and create school staff and student directories just before the start of the new school year. Great customization options and price too!
We needed a really customizable plugin to create our drivers directory and this WORKED BEAUTIFULLY. Thank you!
- Awesome Tool
Solved the need of three clients (school staff directories). Lots of settings to tune, so great customization options!
- Best solution
I went through about four plugins, but the CM Expert Directory ended up fitting us best. Now it's time to grow our directory!