OK, so its’ either a Google Sheet/Doc or this blog post and since I’m hoping to end up with useful info, I’ll just use this to document my search for a “member” directory for WP users that allows for location based searching, directory structure, user control of their profile and a list of their most recent posts.
Really what I’m looking for a a hybrid between a member directory and a business directory. So, I’m researching both.
So far I’ve found a few compilations, so I’ll list them and the products they reviewed so we can see if the same product is making into several reviews.
Jean at WP Mayor had the following products that I thought warranted a second look in his overview, but then I also looked at several other combinations with a focus on plugins not themes.
- BusinessDirectoryPlugin also at https://wordpress.org/plugins/business-directory-plugin/
- GeoDirectory on WP at https://wordpress.org/plugins/geodirectory/ least they have several sites who installed the plugin as demos, even if some have very sparse listings. One I liked was openmindtrips
- Connections Business Directory: May lack features I need.
- SabaiDirectory is up on EnvatoMarket where I’ve bought a bunch of themes. 600+ decent ratings is somewhat reassuring, but I’ll have to dig into features
- Web 2.0 Directory is also on Envato with decent ratings
- DirectoryPro has some potential.
- Gravity Forms Directory will dig in when I have time
- Ultimate Member may not have good enough geo search, here’s their WP profile
- Member Press seems popular
- Membership Works used to be called Member Find Me. Their site is here
- WP User Manager seems interesting from a features basis, but I was disappointed there was no demo.
Now to my wishlist in approximate order of importance:
- Not a theme but a plugin
- Works off of existing member data / login
- Has a nice user-editable profile page (preferably also editable by Admin)
- Good geo search capability, for US addresses, zip preferred, or city with pulldown
- New Member registration/application option
- Ability to add additional search fields like “specialty”
- Coupon codes for free trial and pre-acceptance of credit card info (for charge after free trial)
2017 04 03
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