Dynamic User Directory FAQ


Dynamic User Directory FAQ


Does this plugin let me create custom fields on the user profile?

Dynamic User Directory does not create user meta fields. It strictly displays pre-existing user profile information in a searchable directory format. To create custom meta fields on the user registration & profile pages, which in turn can be displayed by Dynamic User Directory, you’ll need a plugin such as Cimy User Extra Fields (here’s a Cimy tutorial ) or WP Forms (here’s a WP Forms tutorial). If you’re feeling adventurous, you can create the custom fields yourself using PHP as described in this tutorial.

Once your custom fields have been added to the user registration/profile page, simply enter the meta field names on the DUD settings page to show the corresponding meta field values in the directory.

Which membership plugins are compatible with Dynamic User Directory?

Many membership and custom field plugins use the standard wp_usermeta table to store their user profile meta data. Dynamic User Directory is fully compatible with these. But other plugins store the fields in their own unique database tables. Of these, DUD is currently compatible with BuddyPress Extended Profile Fields, S2Member Custom Profile Fields, and Cimy User Extra Fields.

What if I need to display a field from a membership plugin not supported by DUD?

I can be hired to customize DUD so that it displays certain fields from the membership plugin you are using. This customization will not be overwritten by subsequent DUD updates, because it is done in a small separate plugin that runs alongside DUD.

Can your directory display listings horizontally?

A new add-on scheduled for release in January 2018 will allow you to do exactly that. It will include plenty of style choices, such as optional column heading labels and alternating row stripes, as well as adjustable column widths.

Can your Meta Search add-on do an advanced search?

The Meta Search add-on only allows you to search on one meta field at a time. However, I can be hired to create a custom advanced search section that will allow you to search by numerous meta fields at once.

Can your directory filter out users who are not paying members or who do not want to be listed, based on a meta field?

While DUD does not currently have this functionality, a future add-on is planned. In the meantime I can be hired to create such a filter that is tailored to your site’s needs.

Is your plugin compatible with a WordPress Multisite Network setup?

Unfortunately Dynamic User Directory and its suite of add-ons is not multisite compatible. This one is on the to-do list!

Is Dynamic User Directory compatible with my chosen theme?

The Dynamic User Directory plugin plays well with most themes. However, on occasion there may be CSS conflicts with a particular theme that skew the appearance. If you are using a theme that skews the appearance of either the DUD plugin or its add-ons, contact me and I will work with you to resolve the issue.

Will this plugin support non-English languages?

Not yet, but there are plans to do so in the near future!