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 Profile Builder, User Registration, or Ultimate Member.

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?

DUD is compatiple with most membership plugins, as they typically use the standard wp_usermeta table to store their user profile meta data. I have personally confirmed the following plugins as compatible with DUD: WP-Members, WP User, User Registration, MemberPress, Profile Builder, and Ultimate Member.

Some membership plugins store the fields in their own unique database tables or in a unique format. Of these, DUD is currently compatible with BuddyPress Extended Profile Fields, S2Member Custom Profile Fields, and Cimy User Extra Fields.

Is there a quick way to tell if DUD is compatible with my membership plugin?

Yes! Install and activate DUD, then navigate to the plugin settings page. Now look for the “WordPress Meta Key Names” listbox under the “Meta Fields Settings” section. If you see your custom meta field key names listed in this box, DUD is compatible with your setup and you can proceed to configure the directory.

Why are user avatars not showing up properly on my directory?

There is a known conflict between DUD and some Lazy Loader plugins, so if you have a lazy loader plugin installed on your site, please try disabling it.

How can I show a different profile picture instead of the WordPress avatar?

DUD only shows WordPress avatars. However, if you can store the URL to the profile image as a meta field for each user, then you can contact me to write a small custom add-on that will accomplish this ($20 fee).

Can your Meta Field Search add-on do an advanced search with multiple search values?

DUD only allows one search value to be entered. However, I can be hired to create a custom advanced search section that will accomplish this. You’re welcome to contact me for a free estimate.

Is your plugin compatible with a WordPress Multisite Network setup?

Yes! DUD is fully compatible with WP Multisite for those sites that centrally manage their plugin data.

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 at this time.