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 fields on the user registration/profile page, you’ll need a plugin such as WPForms, Meta Box, or Cimy User Extra Fields. Once your custom fields have been added to the user registration/profile page, simply enter the corresponding User Meta Key names on the DUD settings page to show them 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. Some, however, store 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 Fall/Winter 2017 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.

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. Currently the only known theme with this problem is the Basic theme. If you are using Basic or any other 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!