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I'm working on a site for a local homeschool group, and they'd like to have a page(s) with a member directory on the site. Any suggestions? Something like the Business Directory plugin would probably be great, just more focused on listing individuals.

Edit: I actually want a plugin that lets me create listings manually, as opposed to using the existing user/member list in WordPress. That will work better in this case.

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Hi @tnorthcutt

Hey, based on your requirements I'd suggest you consider just using Custom Post Types with custom fields and defining your own layout. That way you won't be painted in to the limitations of a plugin that doesn't meet you needs exactly, and it sounds like Custom Post Types will fit your requirement pretty much spot on. Here's another answer I previously wrote that give that discusses Custom Post Types.

In addition I'll point you to a 2nd answer I wrote where I described How to Recreate CrunchBase in WordPress using Custom Post Types. After all, there is really very little technical implementation difference between creating a directory of companies and a directory of people, right?

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Here is one that will create a member list:

Seems like a lot of admin to keep up to date though - good luck, I have seen a lot of things like this start great but then fall by the wayside.

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Thanks. I edited my original post to clarify that I'm looking for something to let me manually input users, as opposed to using the user database in WP. –  tnorthcutt Aug 16 '10 at 21:44
    
I would be interested to know what solution you went with in the end? –  codecowboy Jun 8 '11 at 6:37
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If all the people you want to display are already users of the WordPress site, you can use this plugin to display the site's users.

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Thanks. I edited my original post to clarify that I'm looking for something to let me manually input users, as opposed to using the user database in WP. –  tnorthcutt Aug 16 '10 at 21:45
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Possibly overkill for what you want but perhaps BuddyPress could be of use? I know of people using it in an eLearning context and it's got a lot to offer.

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Unfortunately that would be overkill in this situation. Nice to know it is used in that context, though. Maybe for another future project. –  tnorthcutt Aug 16 '10 at 21:42
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