WP Family Tree is a graphical family tree generator plugin for WordPress. Each family member have their own blog post.
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 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.
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 works really well because of its simplicity. The plugin provides a way to add people and link them up via parental relationships.
My sister and I wanted to set up a website where members or our family could share their life experiences. My grandparents are now dead but my sister interviewed them several years before they passed away, and we wanted to archive their stories as well as the thoughts and memories of our living relatives.
The WP Family Tree plugin organizes our relatives in a genealogical tree and lets them open up their own node to answer the interview questions we preloaded for them. Since each node links to a WordPress post our family members can add text, images, and even audio/video recordings to their profile pages.
This plugin does just what I need.
I have set up a WordPress site with the WP Family Tree plugin. A couple of our family members from different geographical locations are entering genealogy data to the WP database. So far we have entered 350 living and past members from several related families. The WP Family Tree plugin works great and fast, it allows to show small and large graphical trees, easy navigate from a tree of one family to another tree of a spouse or ancestor given. I can imagine a few improvements to the plugin, but nevertheless I give it 5 stars and I am very thankful to the author of this software. God bless you!
There is only one limitation we have encountered so far that the WP Family Tree plugin is unable to show on a tree certain family relations. To show you what I am talking about let’s assume that there is Grandfather. He is father of two sons: Father A and Father B. Father A has two children: Son A and Daughter A. Also, Father B has two children: Son B and Daughter B. We can add Wife of Son B and Husband of Daughter A - the tree looks ok: http://imageshack.us/a/img696/7154/treewithoutrelationok.jpg
After we make Son A the spouse of Daughter B the tree is messed up.
This is the real situation in our family (they were married at the age of 70). Such a marrage of two related persons may occur also in a couple of generations later. In my opinion in such a case the plugin might draw each person twice in two different branches of the tree. In the example above - the branch of Father A should have shown Daughter B beside Son A, and the branch of Father B should have shown Son A beside Daughter B. Maybe it is possible to show it other way. I hope the next version of the plugin will handle such connections in a family :-)
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