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Member Directory Community Submissions Plugin for WordPress by CreativeMinds

Member Directory Community AddOn allows non logged-in users to add a new business, claim existing one and manage their listings.

Can only be used with Member Directory Pro

Member Directory Community Add-On Description

The WordPress Member Directory Community AddOn allows users to add a new profile to the WordPress member directory, claim an existing member profile which was listed and manage their listings.

This AddOn is a supplement for the Member Directory Plugin and empowers it by letting the users submit and manage their own profiles within the member directory.

Online Demo – Check ListWP.com Expert and Member Directory

What Happens when an Member Submit a New Profile

Managing New Member Listings

When a user submits a new member listing, the admin will receive a notification.

Admin can moderate the new listing and approve or reject it. Once approved, the user will receive a notification and a password for managing his member page.

With the email and password the member page owner can manager the member listing WITHOUT being logged in to the WordPress site or be defined as a WordPress user. This allows a complete separation between member page owners and WordPress users.

Showing part of the new member submission form
Showing part of the new member submission form

In cases when the member forgets his password, near each member profile page which is assigned to a member, a forgot password link will appear, allowing member to receive a new password to the registered email.

Administrator Tools to Manage Members Profiles

Moderation and Notification

The plugin provides the admin with several ways to manage listings. Admin can moderate all listing submitted by users and approve them before they appear in the directory.

Admin can also assign an email and send a password for an existing member listing to the owner, Allowing him to manage the member page.

Setting screen showing part of the moderation and notification settings
Setting screen showing part of the moderation and notification settings

Modifying the New Member Submission Form

Controlling the Submission Form

Plugin settings includes many options for the admin to manage the member submission form.

Admin can define which fields should appear. Which fields will be mandatory and what is the label which will be shown beside each field.

Setting screen showing part of the member form settings
Setting screen showing part of the member form settings

User Dashboard for the Member Profile

The plugin supports a user dashboard for logged-in users which let them see their existing profile and manage it. Since members are not necessarily defined as WordPress users this dashboard will be usable just in cases where new member profile submission is made by logged in users.

Claiming an Existing Member Profile

Claiming Exisitng Member Page

Admin can turn on the module for claiming existing member page. When set, a small link will appear in all member pages which are currently not assigned to a member page owner.

Users can fill up their email and name and submit a claim request. if approved this member page will be assigned to the user and a password will be sent to him to manage the member page.

Claim existing member page form
Claim existing member page form

Using the Member Directory Community Add-On

  • Submit new Listings – Allow users to submit a new member profile
  • Update Existing Listing – Allow users to edit and update an existing profile
  • Claim Member Pages – Allow users to claim an existing member profile already in the directory

Member Directory Community Prerequisite Plugin

You need to have the Memebr Directory plugin installed before using the community addon

Member and Expert Directory Payments Related Plugins

Member Directory
Build a WordPress member directory to manage members profile. Support members self posting and payments.
Member Directory Payments
Support charging payment for publishing a new member listing or renewing an existing one.

Member Directory Community AddOn Features

  • Shortcode support a form with Captcha for submitting and managing an member profile
  • Admin can define what fields are mandatory in the add new member form
  • Admin can turn On/off member profile claim feature
  • Admin can turn On/off forgot password feature
  • Support external users username and password for managing their member profile
  • Support member notifications
  • Support changing all the labels related to the member form
  • Support moderation of new member postings

Member Directory Community Add-on Features in Details

Please check the user guide to learn more about this plugin.

  • Add an member profile form – Using a shortcode admin can place a form where user can post a new member profile and edit existing. The form mandatory fields are controlled from the admin settings.
  • Claim your Member Profile – Each member profile page which is not already assigned to an owner can show claim your member profile form..
  • Password Recovery -Once member profile is claimed, owner can ask to recover password. An email notification will be sent to the owner registered email address.
  • AddOn Settings – AddOn settings includes Moderation settings of who can moderate new member profiles added and notifications settings.
  • Owner Email – Once claimed, member profile owner email appear in the profile edit page from the admin dashboard. Admin can update email and also send password recovery notification.
  • AddOn Labels – All labels related to the member profile details and form are editable. Admin can also define which field is mandatory.
  • GDPR Compliant – Provides tools that let users have full control over their data, assisting the admin with data regulations compliance. Learn more.
  • Member Directory Community Image Gallery

    Member Directory Online Demo

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    This demo shows a form for submitting a new member profile. Once profile is submitted admin is notified. Admin can moderate the new profile before it appears in the directory.

    Suggest a new member profile Example

    Member Directory Community Frequently Asked Questions

    Please check the user guide to learn more about this plugin.

    What is the benefit of this add-on?

    The Community add-on for the Expert Directory plugin allows visitors to your site to Add new experts to your directory or to Claim existing experts.

    This can allow you to outsource some of the work of creating and managing content on your site to your users. It also means that experts can have the creative control over their listings and who knows an expert better than they themselves?

    To learn more about the Expert Directory Community add-on see this Overview article.

    How many expert listings can be created?

    There is no limit to the number to the experts listed which can appear in the directory. You can have 10,000 or more experts listed. When having a very large number of experts (50,000+) you might need to scale up your WordPress server.

    To learn more about the expert directory add-on see this Help article.

    Do you have to be logged in to manage experts?

    No. Each user submitting an expert receives a username and password which will let them edit their expert listing. This does not make them a registered user but only grants them the ability to edit the expert page.

    To learn more about adding experts see this Help article.

    How do users update existing expert listings?

    Users can claim an existing expert listings which are not assigned to anyone. Once claimed and assigned to them they can use the username and password granted to edit the expert description.

    To learn more about updating expert listings see this Help article.

    Can I create expert listings and reach out to the experts to see if they would like to manage them?

    Yes, there is an Expert Claim feature built into the add-on. You can also hide the Add new Expert form from users, leaving them with only the option to Claim experts that you have added.

    To learn more about claiming expert listings see this Help article.

    Is there any way to charge my site users for adding or claiming expert listings on my directory?

    Yes, you can charge for both adding new expert listings to the directory and claiming existing ones. For this you will require the Expert Directory Payments add-on.

    To learn more about Expert Directory Payments see these Help articles.

    Is there any way to prevent Spam or Malicious content from being added to my directory?

    There are two safety features built into the add-on. Re-captcha and Moderation.

    Re-captcha can help to prevent attacks by bots harming your site content quality and performance and Moderation allows you to manually filter out nuisance visitors submissions and to check content quality before it goes live

    To learn more about moderation see this Help article.

    Is there any sort of User dashboard for managing directory listings that have been submitted or claimed?

    Yes. Once a user logs into your WordPress site they can go to the Dashboard page which you can create on any page or post on the site with the insertion of the included dashboard shortcode.

    From here they can View their previously added or claimed listings, edit them or delete them if they choose (still pending admin moderation if you have this feature enabled.

    They can also suggest new expert listings from here.

    To learn more about this feature see this Help article.

    Do listing owners have to have access to or be registered users on my WordPress site to be able to own and managing directory listings?

    No, not at all. When an expert creates a new listing or claims an existing one and passes moderation (if the moderation features is enabled) they will receive log in credentials and a link in their email.

    Using this link they can then go to your site and manage their listing without having to be logged in on the site. They don’t have to have a user account at all!

    To learn more about this feature see this Help article.

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

     

     

    Version 1.4.0 30th Sep 2018

    • Added some css classes on form

    Version 1.3.9 13th Sep 2018

    • Added export form section heading text change settings
    • Updated license package

    Version 1.3.8 11th Aug 2018

    • Fixed bug with edit expert link from dashboard

    Version 1.3.7 31st July 2018

    • Fixed bug with maximum number of categories limit issue if set empty

    Version 1.3.6 27th July 2018

    Version 1.3.5 24th July 2018

    • Fixed the fatal error in gdpr class
    • Added paragraph spacing support in emails
    • Updated license package

    Version 1.3.4 19th July 2018

    • Fixed bug with password recovery email

    Version 1.3.3 19th June 2018

    • Added the display of the login/password of the expert profile owners to admins
    • Fixed bug with reCAPTCHA

    Version 1.3.2 15th June 2018

    • Fixed bug with community form fields label
    • Added community form fields show/hide option

    Version 1.3.0 10th June 2018

    • Added GDPR Feature

    Version 1.2.9 11th Apr 2018

    • Added the display of the login/password of the expert profile owners to admins

    Version 1.2.8 23rd Jan 2018

    • Added an option to display categories field as checkboxes on the Community form
    • Added an option to display tags field on the Community form
    • Added an option to disable the Social Information section on the Community form

    Version 1.2.7 22nd Dec 2017

    • Updated the licensing package

    Version 1.2.6 18th Nov 2017

    • Added the missing label definition
    • Updated the licensing package

    Version 1.2.5 29th July 2017

    • Fixed the rare bug
    • Fixed the bugs with editing
    • Fixed the User Dashboard edition option
    • Changed the User Dashboard links to open in new tab
    • Improved the Image Upload library

    Version 1.2.4 6th July 2017

    • Fixed the bug with e-mails not being sent for users on registration

    Version 1.2.3 14th June 2017

    • Fixed the fatal error when logging in

    Version 1.2.2 12th June 2017

    • Fixed the bugs with the claims
    • Updated the Licensing Package

    Version 1.2.1 22nd April 2017

    • Fixed the bug with the Cookie

    Version 1.2.0 23rd March 2017

    • Adding image on community form fixed
    • Password Recovery feature improved
    • Changed the old Captcha v1 to brand new invisibleCaptcha
    • Added the filter allowing to display custom fields in the form
    • Fixed the bug with the [business] shortcode missing in the admin e-mail notification
    • Fixed some bugs

    Version 1.1.8 12th January 2017

    • Fix a security issue.

    Version 1.1.7 5th Dec 2016

    • Add the function stripslashes() for text that appear with unwanted slashes
    • Fix a bug that cause a black dot to appear in the ‘Add product’ page for roles who cannot see the form

    Version 1.1.4 16th Aug 2016

    • Updated licensing dashboard

    Version 1.1.3 from 11th June 2016

    • Fixed the bug with ReCaptcha not working properly on https based sites (mixed content)
    • Version 1.1.1, 14th June 2016

      • Fixed bug with plugin deactivation

      Version 1.1.0, 11th June 2016

      • Security Fixes

      Plugin First Release 9th June 2016