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Members Directory Plugin for WordPress by CreativeMinds

The WordPress Members Directory plugin lets you build a niche specific professional directory. With this Membership Plugin, Each member receives their own profile page complete with contact details, description, content, and links.

The directory is easily searched, filtered and is fully customizable to fit your theme.

WordPress Members Directory Plugin Description

The WordPress 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. Listing locations can be displayed on a map using a free Google Maps API key
Showing a Member Directory Index Page
Showing a Member Directory Index Page
You can easily search, filter, and sort directory listings by: free text search, categories, tags, area of expertise, services, and supported languages.

Member Profile

The Member List Plugin is equally suited to build a WordPress member directory for academic institutes, organizations, or business niches.

You can change all labels in the plugin to fit your industry, niche, or language.

A Member Profile Page
A Member Profile Page

Plugin includes customization options which allow you to add custom fields and links to the member page listing.

Allowing Members to Manage Their Own Profiles

Posting a new 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.

The directory listing submission form to post or update a member profile
The directory listing submission form to post or update a member profile
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Monetizing Your Directory

The Members Directory Payments Edition makes it easy to monetize your directory by charging a membership fee to each member who would like to be included in your industry listings.

You can charge for new member profiles or renewing existing member profile listings, with a customizable cycle length.

It is possible to use a mixed mode payment option, which means that part of the member profile will be visible for free, while other parts will be visible only once a subscription has been paid.

Paying for Profile Submission and Renewal

The payment system is based on either WooCommerce or Easy Digital Downloads (EDD) carts, which include more than 50 payment gateways including Authorize.Net, 2Checkout, Skrill, PayMill, and Stripe.
Checkout cart with member listing purchase
Checkout cart with member listing purchase

Once you have installed the EDD or WooCommerce plugins (which are free), you will get access to PayPal and Amazon payment gateways as well.

Directory Advertisements

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
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.

Member Directory Localization and Supported Languages

Localizing Member Direcotry Labels

All frontend labels can be easily changed to any language (including RTL) so the user interface will speak your own language. This also includes adjusting the terms used to match your own use case.
Setting Screen Showing Member Directory Payment Labels
Setting Screen Showing Member Directory Payment Labels

Compare the CM Members Directory Plugin to other WordPress Membership plugins:

Such as: MembershipWorks, PTA Member Directory, Ultimate Member and Member List Plugin

Plugin Deals

Get the Members Directory Pro plugin along with other great premium plugins at a huge discount with these special bundles:

99+ WordPress Plugins Suite
Upgrade your WordPress site with any of CM 90+ WordPress plugins and upcoming modules. Offer includes unlimited updates and expert support.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
Essential Business Directory Tools
Nine plugins that support building business directories on your WordPress site and letting your customer suggest thier own listing. Support payments and moderation
[ Userguide]

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
  • 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.
  • 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 membership 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 Categorie – This reliable WordPress Expert Directory plugin allows you to create custom fields to add desired metadata to the customizable membership forms and Categories too.
  • Image Gallery – You can add pictures to the image gallery on the experts’ 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. This simple membership plugin integrates with the CM Reviews and Rating Plugin.
  • Plugin Compatibility – Expand membership capabilities by adding more features to your directories. This Members Plugin is also compatible with Business Directory Plugin and Product Directory Plugin.
  • Paid Membership – Create paid membership 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 membership groups with the CM Questions and Answers Forum Plugin.

Staff Directory Editions and Pricing

FeaturePro EditionPro CommunityUltimate
$39$59 $99
Create any number of member profile listingNot includedIncludedIncluded
Choose the default member imageNot includedIncludedIncluded
Choose the member categoryNot includedIncludedIncluded
Extended profile information Not includedIncludedIncluded
Advertisements Support Not includedIncludedIncluded
Import / Export Not includedIncludedIncluded
Profile custom fields Not includedIncludedIncluded
Search and Filters Not includedIncludedIncluded
Directory Index Templates Not includedIncludedIncluded
Profile Page Styling Not includedIncludedIncluded
Additional taxonomies Not includedIncludedIncluded
Shortcodes Support Not includedIncludedIncluded
Promote profiles Not includedIncludedIncluded
Permalink Settings Not includedIncludedIncluded
Related profiles widget Not includedIncludedIncluded
Editable Labels Not includedIncludedIncluded
Tags Support Not includedIncludedIncluded
User can list a profile Not includedIncludedIncluded
User can claim existing profile Not includedIncludedIncluded
User can manage his profile Not includedIncludedIncluded
Admin can moderate new posted profiles Not includedIncludedIncluded
User can pay for posting a profile Not includedIncludedIncluded
User can pay for renewing a listing Not includedIncludedIncluded
User can pay for claiming a profile Not includedIncludedIncluded
Member forms support Not includedNot includedIncluded
$39$59 $99

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 all-in-one membership solution, you can choose “Member Directory Community Payment” option when selecting the product, it will include the Pro version and both add-ons.

Member Directory Payments
Support charging payment for publishing a new member listing or renewing an existing one. You can choose between WooCommerce cart or Easy Digital Downloads.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
Member Directory Community
CM Member Directory Community Add-On allows external users to add a new member profiles, claim existing one and manage their listings. Can only be used with CM Member Directory Pro
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
Member Directory Form
Supports adding a configurable form to the member pages. The form message can be sent to the admin or directly to the member
[ Userguide]

Member Directory Related Plugins

Business Directory
The business directory wordpress plugin supports the building of a online business directory. Easily create any type of directory database or business listing community on your Wordpress site. This easily adds business directory features to improve the reach of your business.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
Product Directory
The Product Directory plugin helps you to build product discovery directory which includes product information, screenshots, video and also information about the business behind the product. Product page can include a purchase button as well as any other related links such as the product demo.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
Site and Content Restriction
A fully-featured, powerful membership solution and content restriction plugin for WordPress. Supports access by roles to all content on your WP site. Make your site safer by protecting only part of the content or locking the access to specific URLs only.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]

WordPress Membership 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?

You can use WordPress gallery shortcode to display several images in the member description. Just upload the images and then create a gallery.

Can I customize the expert directory widget to match my WP theme?

Sure. The expert directory is using a shortcode which can be easily embedded into any theme. The plugin settings include many features that supports customizing your expert directory’s look and feel

Can I add my social media links to my expert listing?

Yes. Each expert listing include all the possible social media links including Twitter, FaceBook, Google+, LinkedIn and many more. You can also add custom links

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?

To enable this or to allow experts to claim and control their own expert listings the Expert Directory Community Add-on will need to be installed. To learn more about it → clicking here ← .

Can I filter which expert listings appear on my site

Yes. Each site owner can moderate and manage which experts appear on their 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:

embeding ad campaigns from external ad services like Google adsense

What filters can I have on my expert directory page?

That’s up to you to decide. You can choose parameters such as tags, categories and expert location as filters, or create you own custom parameter as a filter. Users will also be able to search for experts by entering keywords into the search bar.

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?

This plugin does not integrate with BuddyPress.

Does this plugin integrate with s2Member?

No, This WordPress User Directory plugin does not integrate with s2Member.

Is there a free plugin version?

No, we do not have a free version of this plugin.

Is this an open source Plugin and can we customize it?

Yes, you can customize the plugin as it is an open source.

Does this plugin have a feature of adding unlimited membership levels?

No, this plugin does not have membership levels feature, but it can be customized.

Could this Plugin work for creating a Directory of people rather than strictly for businesses?

It can work for different purposes such as the one you have described. Since the front-end labels can all be changed from their defaults to reflect whatever you want your directory to be about the plugin is very much open to being used in different ways.

It sounds like our Members and Experts Directory plugin might be a better match with what you’re looking for however. Read more about the Expert Directory plugin by clicking here.

Still have questions? Send us a message and we will reply within 24 hours.

 

 

WordPress Member Directory Online Demo

Member Directory - Member Catalog View

This demo shows an index page with all profiles posted in the member directory. Clicking on a profile image will take you to the member profile page.

WordPress member Directory Live Demo

Member Directory - Expert Categories Shortcode OutputUsing shortcodes– Using a shortcode to display all categories defined in the member directory. Clicking on a category will show all related members found.

WordPress User Directory Image Gallery

Back-end Gallery

Version 1.4.4 05th May 2019

  • Bugfix related to custom css

Version 1.4.3 23rd Apr 2019

  • Updated package 1.8.9

Version 1.4.2 16th Apr 2019

  • Added new addon info
  • Bugfix related to Gutenberg support

Version 1.4.1 7th Apr 2019

  • Bugfix related to custom taxonomy
  • Replaced custom taxonomy featured image input field to media button
  • Fixed some typo mistake
  • Updated package 1.8.8
  • Version 1.4.0 1st Apr 2019

    • Fixed Incorrect HTML in location shortcode
    • Updated package 1.8.8

    Version 1.3.9 29th Mar 2019

    • Added featured image support
    • Added contact form addon support
    • Added Gutenberg support with expert post type
    • Improved inner join in special search filter
    • Improvement in css
    • Updated package 1.8.7

    Version 1.3.8 4th Mar 2019

    • Added cmed_gallery and cmed_videos shortcode in cm_new template

    Version 1.3.7 28th feb 2019

    • Bugfix in picture gallery delete function

    Version 1.3.6 11th feb 2019

    • Added position settings for reviews and ratings

    Version 1.3.5 28th Jan 2019

    • Added show sidebar setting for product pages
    • Updated license package 1.8.6

    Version 1.3.4 26th Dec 2018

    • Fixed bug related to edit category required fields

    Version 1.3.3 13th Dec 2018

    • Added setting “Enable Lightbox” for expert pages
    • Added setting “Display alphabetical index” for List View
    • Added setting “Display expert City/State” for List View
    • Added setting “Show position with expert name” for expert page

    Version 1.3.2 10th Dec 2018

    • Added CSS class for unpaid expert
    • Improved galley features

    Version 1.3.1 20th Nov 2018

    • Added expert images gallery and videos feature

    Version 1.3.0 6th Nov 2018

    • Fixed map loaded issue and zoom
    • Fixed bug related to trash post appearing in search

    Version 1.2.9 13th Sep 2018

    • Owner email and info import via CSV import
    • Fixed HTML break issue
    • Updated license package

    Version 1.2.8 11th Aug 2018

    • Added order listing by last name
    • Added on the index page show last name first
    • Bug: Fixed related to permalinks disabled notice in admin
    • Bug: Fixed related to expert image in admin

    Version 1.2.7 31st July 2018

    • Fixed default expert image issue in Tiles 2.0 View and Expert Directory View

    Version 1.2.6 27th July 2018

    • Updated license package

    Version 1.2.5 24th July 2018

    • Added: p and br support in cmed_expert description
    • Updated license package

    Version 1.2.4 19th July 2018

    • Bug: Fixed image import issue from CSV

    Version 1.2.3 16th July 2018

    • Bug: Fixed related to star rating

    Version 1.2.2 8th July 2018

    • Bug: Fixed image issue in cmed_expert shortcode

    Version 1.2.1 4th July 2018

    • Bug: Fixed image issue in cmed_single_expert shortcode

    Version 1.2.0 3rd July 2018

    • Bug: Fixed expert backend list image

    Version 1.1.19 27th June 2018

    • Fixed default expert image issue

    Version 1.1.18 19th June 2018

    • Added the support for admin to change the author
    • Added the “the_content” filter for the Expert Page

    Version 1.1.17 15th June 2018

    • Shortcode list improvements

    Version 1.1.16 10th June 2018

    • Added GDPR Support
    • Added HTML editor support in settings

    Version 1.1.15 10th May 2018

    • Bug: Fixed a few small bugs and typos
    • Feature: Added the integration with the CM Reviews plugin

    Version 1.1.14 26th Jan 2018

    • Bug: Fixed the bug with the pagination

    Version 1.1.13 23rd Jan 2018

    • Change: Updated the shortcode settings
    • Feature: Added the option to gather and display the statistics of business views/clicks
    • Bug: Fixed the bug with the shortcode displaying the wrong items when pagination was disabled
    • Bug: Fixed the bug with the image size
    • Bug: Fixed several small bugs

    Version 1.1.11 26th Sep 2017

    • Fix for the bug making it unable to hide the address for expert

    Version 1.1.10 10th Sep 2017

    • Fix for the imported experts not visible until saved
    • Fix for the display of the address (hidden by default)

    Version 1.1.8 12th June 2017

    • Added the ability to search by Tags
    • Updated the Licensing Package
    • Added new 1 new view for Index Page and 1 new template for single entry
    • Fixed some bugs
    • Version 1.1.7 22nd April 2017

        Removed the edit link for the subscribers

      Version 1.1.6 5th December 2016

      • Fixed a grey bar in the product page that is an unwanted scrollbar that appears on Android devices

      Version 1.1.5 18th November 2016

      • Fixed the bug in the letters filter

      Version 1.1.4 31st August 2016

      • Fixed the unclosed div on taxonomies page

      Version 1.1.3 10th August 2016

      • Updated licensing dashboard.

      Version 1.1.2 from 13th July 2016

      • Added Google Map API support
      • Fixed Backlink issue
      • Redesigned Star Rating module
      • Added the support for Payments AddOn

      Version 1.1.0 from 11th June 2016

      • Security Fixes

      Plugin First Release 24th April 2016