Plugin Reviews


RootsPersona creates one or more pages of family history using data imported from a GEDCOM file (version 5.5).

Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
The best Family Tree plugin
By , for WP 4.4.1

My family tree has over 3,500 individuals, and RootsPersona handles it all flawlessly. The only really helpful additional feature that I can think of would be a "how is person A related to person B" shortcode.

Regardless, 5 stars well deserved!

The BEST Genealogy Plugin Out There!
By , for WP 4.2.3

I keep an extensive and extremely detailed Family Tree on Ancestry.com, but it is inconvenient for family members to look at it. I wanted a web site that would be easier for them to be able to look at the information and, hopefully, be able to give me feedback so I could update the tree. I created a web site, but I needed a way to easily display my information. RootsPersona to the rescue! I download a GEDCOM from either Ancestry.com of Family Tree Maker, and import it into RootsPersona, and I have a beautiful Tree on my website that my family can easily navigate through and see information. If you would like to see it in action, please visit my site at familytree.scocchio.com. The author is extremely helpful, and works on fixing any bugs that may come up. This is one of the few free plugins that I have donated to.

how to use this plugin
By , for WP 3.3

i have installed, how to use this plugin in my admin panel . please help me

Looks Good
By , for WP 4.1.1

Am still experimenting with this plugin on a test WP site. Seems to be working fine. If I end up using it on my main site I will certainly make a donation.

Still The Best WP Genealogy Plugin
By , for WP 4.0.1

This really is a great plugin. I have used it for others on their genealogical sites. After upgrading to 4.0.1, I feared that RootsPersona might not work at all. Apart from a little glitchy behavior on the captions for person galleries (the images at the bottom of a person page), I have yet to find any flaws.

It still imports geds and generates beautiful pages by the 100s in seconds. Thank you, ed4becky!

Extremely Useful
By , for WP 3.8.2

I love this plugin. The only things i don't like is the inability to more completely control the formatting of the family charts and the lack of gedcom export features.
But I highly recommend this plugin to anyone looking to build a genealogy website.

unusable in French!
By , for WP 3.8.1

Works fine but does not recognize accented characters or special characters ==> unusable in French!
My GEDCOM tree is encoded in ANSI, I can not change that.
The plugin should provide an option to select the import of all special characters when it is encoded in ANSI instead of UTF8.

Great Plugin
By ,

I was a little confused by the description but installed this i WP3.6 and couldn't be happier. The output plays well with several themes that I've tried, and provides a wonderful way of displaying my gedcom data and soliciting involvement of possible site visitors with comment forms under each and every of many, many pages. One can put individuals in a menu, as suggested in the description, or simply the database for searchers on names within the database. Great job.

Exactly what I needed
By , for WP 3.4.2

Actually integrates my tree into my WordPress site. It creates Person pages as actual WordPress pages that include a Family Sheet, a Descendant Chart, a list of life events & a list of Sources for each individual. This makes it easy to use WordPress tools like the comment system & Search and to add selected Person pages into Menus. The plugin automatically creates Person & Source index pages with pagination.

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