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.

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.

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

There is a known conflict between DUD and the Lazy Loader plugin, so if this plugin or something like it is installed on your site, please try disabling it.

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 multiple meta fields at once.

Can your directory sort on other fields besides last name or display name?

In September/October 2018 I will be releasing an add-on that allows you to sort on any meta field you wish. Stay tuned!

What if I need to filter out users who are not paying members or who do not want to be listed, based on a meta field?

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 is not multisite compatible. But 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 at this time.