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How to Display WordPress Member Directory

Display WordPress Member Directory with RegistrationMagic

Let’s say you are arranging a meeting and you create a registration form on your site to take in members for that meeting. How would you display WordPress member directory for the users that registered to attend the meeting? You would probably collect the list of users who submitted the form and try to display it on one of your pages. That means you’d probably write the list on a page manually one name at a time. How tedious! Also, with manual work comes the chances of errors. So, it is better to take help of a plugin which can solve your problem with a few clicks.

With the RegistrationMagic plugin, this process is pretty much a cakewalk. How? Well, that’s exactly what we are going to see next in this article. But first, you need to install this WordPress registration forms plugin on your site. If you need a quicker route to get there, just download and install one of the many useful Form Templates available for RegistrationMagic.

So, let’s start our discussion on how to display WordPress member directory on the site frontend.

Navigating to the User Directory Publish Option

Go to the “All Forms” screen in the plugin menu on your WordPress dashboard. The form we intend to use in this example is the General Purpose form. Obviously, you can set the name of your form to anything you want.

WordPress Member Directory form manager

Then, hover your cursor on the form cover and click on the “Dashboard” link. This is the section that allows you to manage and modify elements of your form. Moreover, this area takes care of your WordPress form design. Next, scroll down to “Publish” and click on “User Directory”.

WordPress Member Directory publish section

Now, after clicking on this icon, a pop-up appears with images of some fictitious users as an example. However, this is the way users of your registration form will appear on the frontend. Next, click on “Copy” to copy the shortcode visible on the right side of the screen.

WordPress Member Directory publish directory

However, there might be instances where you need to display only specific users from the registered list. In that case, just add another parameter to the shortcode, named ‘timerange’. The ‘timerange’ parameter can take in the year, month, week or even today as the value. So only the users who registered within the given ‘timerange’ will display on the frontend. Moreover, one can omit the ‘form_id’ parameter to display registered user directory from all forms. Here, we’ll just stick to our mission of displaying all the users from one particular form.

Publishing Page to Display WordPress member directory

Create a new page from your dashboard “Pages” >> “All Pages” menu. Name the new page as ‘User Directory’. We are going to put the shortcode to display user directory of our form on this page.

WordPress Member Directory add new page

Next, paste the shortcode copied earlier from the Publish section of your form Dashboard and click the “Publish” button. Finally, your page is ready for a frontend view. Click the “View Page” from the top of your page beneath the “Edit Page” heading. This will lead you to the frontend view of the page.

WordPress Member Directory edit page

You can see below is an image displaying the registered users’ directory of our user registration form. Of course, this example only has dummy users for demo purposes. Therefore, after every WordPress new user registration, this directory will update itself to show new users.

WordPress Member Directory frontend

Finally, I hope you got a good idea by now on how to display WordPress member directory in WordPress. It is a fact that a user directory, displays the full potential of a membership site. Your visitors get to see the number of users you host on your site. The more the number of users the more favorable it is for new joiners. So, flaunt your members and attract more users to your site and increase your global reach.

Quick and Easy Solution 

You saw how easy it was to display WordPress member directory on the site frontend. RegistrationMagic has many more amazing features on offer. If you are an amateur you will be more interested to work with the plugin. This is because the plugin does not need any coding or designing skills. Just install the plugin on your site and you are good to go. Most of the work is done by its preformed shortcodes and applications.

So, I recommend that you visit our Knowledgebase and keep yourself updated on how to work with this super all-in-one user registration plugin.

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RegistrationMagic Editorial Staff (rmagic) is a team of WordPress registration experts and major contributor to the development of RegistrationMagic - WordPress User Registration Plugin.

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