Member Directory plugin? (10 posts)

  1. tomatillo
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm working on a church website that wants to have a private member directory. Here are some features they want:

    - Directory is hidden from the public
    - Ability for church staff to moderate who signs up for the directory
    - Once signed up, a user can update his/her profile with picture
    - Users can sign in to view the church directory

    Any suggested plugins? I've been experimenting with a combination of Theme My Login, Local Avatar, Members List, and more but cannot get it all just right. One issue is that it seems very difficult to change the default WordPress profile info.

    Would there be another way to do this using custom post types, etc.? I'm looking for something easy to setup...

  2. RevKev55
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm replying to your post looking for a "Member Directory plugin"

    I am very new to WP but I am looking for the same thing. I have been looking at the Connections plugin at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/connections/. That looks like it might help you too.

    Have you received any replies at all? Or, have you found something to fill the need yet?

  3. jjhayden3rd
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well, how did it turn out? I would like to do the same thing for my church so I am very interested in what you have discovered.

  4. tomatillo
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Good question. I was surprised that I couldn't find any easy solutions to this. Might be a market for this.

    I used a combination of these four plugins:

    - to keep the directory private

    - to control the theme and functions of signing up new members

    - to house the actual directory info

    - for users to submit or update their info

  5. jjhayden3rd
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you very much. More than likley I'll be back here to bother you again.

  6. jjhayden3rd
    Posted 3 years ago #

    One more question - which membership DB plugin do you use?

  7. jjhayden3rd
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sorry, I forgot about connections

  8. parleer
    Posted 3 years ago #

    tomatillo, can you share your solution? Our church is wanting the same thing. Thanks!

  9. jjhayden3rd
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Weellllll ...

    I became concernded about the number of plugins and add-on that we would have to use. At sessioon about church web & socialmedia I learned about http://www.onlinechurchdirectory.com and have been testing it. All I have to do is to provide a link from the home page to their site. The folks at the directory used the page colors from our web page & banner to keep the look & feel.

    So far so good.

  10. adispiac
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You might also want to look into http://www.cozmoslabs.com/wordpress-profile-builder/

    It's a simple to use, shortcode based front-end login, register and edit profile plugin.
    For church directory you can use the Advanced User Listing add-on, which is fully customizable and allows you to restrict the member listing to logged-in users only.

    Hope this helps!

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