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Member Directory Guide in AccessAlly

With AccessAlly, you can create a searchable WordPress member directory that showcases custom user profiles. This is a powerful feature that can be used solely for your logged-in members or as a public-facing directory that you show to the general public.

This guide will walk you through each step of the setup process. Curious to see this feature in action? Check out these member directory examples here.

Before we dive into the how, let's look at what you can do with AccessAlly's member directory functionality:

  • You can have any number of different directories, both public facing or private for members-only
  • Set up tag-based filters that people can select to show only certain groups of members
  • People can search any field you make "searchable" in member profiles
  • Members can edit their own profiles, as well as opt out by applying or removing their own tags as needed
  • You can set up a "second level" of filtering
  • You decide in which order to list the members: alphabetical, random, based on credit system points, or based on tags

As you can see, this is a pretty powerful WordPress member directory implementation, that's fully integrated with your CRM's tags. Now let's take a look at how we can accomplish these things (many of which are optional if you just want a simple member directory to start!).


Set Up Member Profiles

Start by customizing what information that you collect, and create a page for your members to update their own profile details.


Set Up Directory Filters

Decide who you want to appear in your directory by creating filters. These filters are used to improve search, sorting, and creating different directories for different groups.


Create The Directory Page

Now it's time to put all the pieces together and create the member directory itself, and then place it on a page of your choosing.

More Ways to Use Member Directories

Create a Location Based Directory

With AccessAlly's directory feature you can create location based search and filtering. Filter by country, state or province, or other location grouping.

Monitor Student Progress

You can create different types of member directories to monitor student progress through your courses, and grant access to these reporting dashboards to other teachers or stakeholders.

Create a Points Leaderboard

Sort your member directory by gamification points to create a Leaderboard that updates when people earn points for completing items.

Add Icons & Badges to Directories

Tap into gamification and show your members' progress and awards by displaying icons and badges on their profiles right inside your member directory.

Updated on April 26, 2024
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