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WordPress Member Directory Plugin – Staff and Employee Directory

Build a professional directory with detailed member profiles. The WordPress Members Directory plugin includes members profile pages with complete contact details, description, content, images, documents and links.
The WP member directory plugin is easy to search, filter and is fully customizable to fit your theme.

WordPress Member Directory Plugin Description

The WordPress Members Directory plugin makes it easy to build an embedded member catalog or staff directory on your WordPress website.

If you are looking to build a curated list of employee directory, or member profiles, this is a quick way to organize and manage such detailed directory within your online community.

WordPress Members Directory Index Page

Member directory listings will be displayed on a customizable index page, with members or staff photo, name, and a short title if needed.

Members locations can be displayed on a map using Google Maps API key.

You can easily search, filter, and sort the member directory listings by: free text search, categories, tags, area of expertise, services, and supported languages.

Showing a Member Directory Index Page
Showing a Member Directory Index Page

WordPress Member Directory Profile Page

A Member Profile Page
A Member Profile Page
The WordPress member directory plugin is suited to build a WordPress staff directory for academic institutes, organizations, or business niches.

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

The WordPress members directory plugin includes customization options which allow you to add custom fields and links to the member page listing.

Creating a WordPress Members Directory

Want a step-by-step tutorial showing all you need to create the ultimate members directory?

We show how to set up the member directory, from adding the first member to fine-tuning the index appearance.

Learn how to create a directory from scratch!

Expert Directory
Expert Directory

Community Add-on - Allow Members to Manage Their Own Profiles

The directory listing submission form to post or update a member profile
The directory listing submission form to post or update a member profile
The WordPress Member Directory Community Plan 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 WordPress Member Directory

The Members Directory Payments Plan 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.

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 the payment has been made.

Checkout cart with member listing purchase
Checkout cart with member listing purchase

Paying for Profile Submission and Renewal

Checkout cart with member listing purchase
Checkout cart with member listing purchase
The payment system is based on either WooCommerce or Easy Digital Downloads (EDD) carts.

Together, they include more than 100 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.

Membership Subscriptions

The WordPress plugin for member directory 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.

Read: Charging Expert For Level (One-Time or Subscription)

Example of using variable subscription: the user can choose between one-time payment or annual renewing subscription.
Example of using variable subscription: the user can choose between one-time payment or annual renewing subscription.

WordPress Members Directory Advertisement Tools

Location options for ad placement
Location options for ad placement
This WordPress plugin for member directory allows you to insert advertisements into directory profile pages and search result pages for further monetize your directory.

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 using shortcodes.

CM Appointments Booking Integration

Integrate booking calendars to WordPress member directory profiles.

Each member 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
Booking calendar integrated to the expert page

Show Map with All your Members Locations

Map of Members Locations
Map of Members Locations
Display a Google Map with the location of all your members anywhere on your website.

Visitors can search for members locations and filter the listing by categories.

A map of members is ideal for staff directory, employee directory, teams of teachers, scholars and academics who want to be located easily.

Requires the Map Locations WordPress Plugin.

Member Directory Plugin Additional Resources

Members Directory Plugin Features

Please read the user guide for detailed descriptions about each feature.

Directory Features

Directory Index Style

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.

Search and Filters

Search and Filters

Filter member profiles by category, tags or free text search.

Categories Support

Categories Support

Add categories to each member profile to keep them organized and easy to sort.

Custom Taxonomies

Create a custom taxonomy and filtering options to fit your niche.

Alphabetical Index

Alphabetical Index

The alphabetical index can be shown on the top if you choose the List View and help to to filter members profile by name.

Ajax Support

Ajax Support

Allows to dynamically filter and search results without reloading the page.

Tags Support

Tags Support

Add tags to each member profile to keep them organized and easy to sort.

Profile Promotions

Promote specific member profiles in the search results and through the related profiles widget.

Expert Page Features

Extended Member Profile

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.

Show Expert Posts

Show expert posts

Display the posts published by a certain user on the expert page that he owns.

Show Position

Show Position

Show job position with the experts’ name on the expert page.

Display City/State

Display City/State

Job city or state can be shown with the List View.

Image Gallery

You can add pictures to the image gallery on the members’ profiles.

Star Rating

Let visitors rate each expert listing. Customize the rating display and location.

Member Profile Page Design

Member Profile Page Design

Customize member profile page look and feel to fit your style.

Add Products to Expert Pages

Add Products to Expert Pages

Place products related to experts in their profiles.

Custom Fields

Custom Fields

Create custom fields to add desired metadata to the expert pages.

Google Maps Support

Google Maps Support

Show a Google Map with the expert address on the expert pages.


Enable the lightbox option to auto apply WordPress Thickbox on the pictures and videos on the expert pages.

WhatsApp Support

Allow each member to integrate his WhatsApp account and receive direct messages.


Shortcode Support

Shortcode Support

Use shortcodes to display a list of all categories, a single member profile widget and more on any page or post.

Export / Import

Export / Import

Export and import member profiles to quickly transfer directories between different websites.

Moderation and Notifications

Moderate new member profile listings and be notified when a new member profile is posted (with the Community Plan).

Editable Labels

Editable Labels

All plugin labels can be edited and localized to fit your language or niche.

Related Profiles Widget

Related Profiles Widget

Show related member profiles on each member profile page.

Ads and Promotions

Insert Google Ads or advertisements from other plugins onto member profile pages or on the directory search results page.

Add-ons and Plugins

Expert Directory Community Add-on

Expert Directory Community Add-on

Community add-on allows users, both logged in and guests, to add a new member profiles, claim existing ones, and manage their profiles.

Expert Directory Levels Add-on

Expert Directory Levels Add-on

Levels add-on offers multiple member level types in the directory, each with unique appearance options and control over fields like description, logo, and videos.

Business Directory Plugin

Business Directory Plugin

Compatible with the CM Business Directory plugin. You can select businesses to relate them with experts.

Reviews and Ratings Plugin

You can allow users to leave a review for the individual user profiles by integrating the CM Reviews and Rating Plugin.

Registration and Invitation Codes Plugin

Automatically create expert pages for existing users on your site. Create a form which users can fill during the registration or after it, and all this data will be displayed on the users’ expert pages (requires installing the CM Registration plugin).

Expert Directory Payments Add-on

Expert Directory Payments Add-on

Payments add-on enables charging for new listings or renewals, supporting multiple payment options through Easy Digital Downloads or WooCommerce.

Expert Directory Forms Add-on

Expert Directory Forms Add-on

Forms add-on supports adding a configurable contact form to the member profile page, with messages sent to the admin or directly to the member.

Map Locations Plugin

Map Locations Plugin

Show a Google Map with all your experts, where users can search based on address. Supports searching experts by ZIP and radius. Requires the CM Map Locations Plugin.

Questions and Answers Forum Plugin

Create a forum like other advanced online communities for your groups with the CM Questions and Answers Forum Plugin.

Appointments Booking Plugin

Compatible with the CM Appointments Booking Plugin. Allows each expert profile to have a calendar that allows their customers to schedule the appointments with experts.

Member and Staff Directory Plans and Pricing

PLANS Pro Pro Community Ultimate
Price includes 1 year support/updates. Manual renewal with 40% discount, not a subscription $49 $69 $119
Number of Websites / License Activations 1 3 10
Create any number of member profile listing Included Included Included
Choose the default member image Included Included Included
Choose the member category Included Included Included
Extended profile information Included Included Included
Profile custom fields Included Included Included
Show expert posts Included Included Included
Additional taxonomies Included Included Included
Tags Support Included Included Included
Search and Filters Included Included Included
Ajax Support Included Included Included
Permalink Settings Included Included Included
Star Rating Included Included Included
Directory Index Templates Included Included Included
Profile Page Styling Included Included Included
Google Maps Support Included Included Included
Related profiles widget Included Included Included
Editable Labels Included Included Included
Promote Profiles Included Included Included
Promote Products Included Included Included
Advertisements Support Included Included Included
Import / Export Included Included Included
Shortcodes Support Included Included Included
WhatsApp Integration Included Included Included
Booking Calendar Integration Included Included Included
Reviews and Ratings Integration Included Included Included
Questions and Answers Forum Integration Included Included Included
CM Business Directory Integration Included Included Included
CM Registration Integration Included Included Included
CM Map Locations Integration Included Included Included
User can list a profile Not included Included Included
User can claim existing profile Not included Included Included
User can edit and manage his profile Not included Included Included
Admin can moderate new posted profiles Not included Included Included
User can pay for posting a profile Not included Not included Included
User can pay for renewing a listing Not included Not included Included
User can pay for claiming a profile Not included Not included Included
Member forms support Not included Not included Included
Member levels support Not included Not included Included
Product Knowledge Base Included Included Included
Priority email support Included Included Included
Product updates Included Included Included
PLANS Pro Pro Community Ultimate
Number of Websites / License Activations 1 3 10
Price includes 1 year support/updates. Manual renewal with 40% discount, not a subscription $49 $69 $119

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?

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

Can I show a Google Map with experts location?

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:

embedding 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.

Can experts offer products in their profiles?

Yes, it is possible to place products on the expert pages. Learn more about how to do this in this Help Article.

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.

WordPress Member Directory Online Demo


WordPress Member and User Directory Image Gallery

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Member Directory Plugin Related Use Cases

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.

Customer Reviews for the Members Directory Plugin