WP Family Tree is a graphical family tree generator plugin for WordPress. Each family member have their own blog post.
I installed this software thinking it was going to be great considering the number of downloads. The problem is that there is no support (unless you pay about 50$) and the only information you are given is "buy the pro version" for 150$. This is a total ripoff and part of what makes WordPress plugins so terrible.
I had a problem installing this plugin on 4.1 and wrote Arvind and it was resolved quickly. Love that type of response, thanks Arvind!
The plugin works fine in 3.8.1 and it is a pleasure to see pictures when you move the mouse on the family tree.
Unfortunately, it is not ready to translate so it is not very nice when visitors are not English!
It is a nice toy, it does work
But does not work well for my case where i have almost 4000 people. a) The people all show up in one page, b) the dropdown has everyone's name in it, c) There is no security to speak off, d) there is no support for searching the data eg all family members who names begins with, etc
The developer of this plugin is dedicated to creating the ultimate family tree technology for WordPress which I think is super cool. Even more cool: it actually works pretty darn well!
I hear a pro version is coming out this week. Oh yeah.
Thanks to Arvind for developing this plugin. My family has always wanted something to keep track of our family tree and this was the absolute best way we could have hoped for.
My in-laws asked if I'd put together a website for them that contains their family tree. As I wanted to be able to build a site that they could update without waiting on me to do the coding, my first thought was to see if there were any WP plugins that generated family trees. After installing and configuring WP Family Tree, I can easily say that this is exactly what I was looking for. It's easy to install and configure, and it's easy for non-technical people to add new family members to the tree. As the plugin hasn't been updated in a while, it does have one issue in terms of its compatibility with WP 3.5.2. When WP Family Tree is active, WP has trouble generating preview images when you add media to a post. Granted, as long as you give your images obvious titles, you should still be able to select the image you want for a given post. That said, it would be great if WP Family Tree could be upgraded to compensate for this issue.
I am impressed by the features of this Free Family Tree, and the ease at which information can be added. It would be nice to see:
1) Ability to print what is in the view window.
2) I would like to see a field for City & State information. I think the fact that we can find someone, doesn't really mean that much unless you know where they are and can share that. I recently had a cousin pass away that had lived within 1.5 hours of me and I never knew it.
3) I would like to see the icons in the box adjust to the size of the box so you can still read the person information.
The feature of being able to add an image is Great! Love the program. If I could purchase some of the above features, I would.
This plugin is exactly that what I looked for. Especially the tree view is perfect!
I am only missing:
- the possibility for multiple spouses and change of family name because of that
- date of marriage, birth place, home place
- possibility for additional information for the particular family member (education, profession, hobbies, etc.) -> only an optional text field would be sufficient
This works really well because of its simplicity. The plugin provides a way to add people and link them up via parental relationships.