The WP plugin directory has been missing a lightweight WordPress User Profile plugin for too long.
Popular user profile plugins are basically full-fledged social network apps.
Some even include content restriction features that generally belong in a membership plugin.
Don’t get me wrong, they are great, but they provide far too many options for anyone who only needs a front-end sign-up form, a front-end login form, a directory of users, and user profile pages.
Because of the above, we decided to build UsersWP, and this is precisely what it offers:
The free plugin can be downloaded here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/userswp/.
A lightweight WordPress User Profile plugin
Some websites’ user-profiles and the user directory are the center of operations.
For example, a dating website.
In many others, it’s a secondary element of the website, and it shouldn’t be bloated with options because it would slow down the rest.
For example, on any directory website, the users’ profiles are not as crucial as the listings or the directory search engine.
We created UsersWP for this second category for e-commerce websites, directories, and magazines where the users’ profiles and users’ interactions are essential but not the core of the business.
Less than 5 minutes of setup
Our main objective with UsersWP was to make it simple.
If WordPress takes less than 5 minutes to install and set up, the user management plugin shouldn’t take more.
In fact, it probably takes less than 2 minutes to configure UsersWP.
There are literally hands full of options.
We made many decisions to make the system less confusing for users.
The initial setup could be ideal for a vast number of websites.
After installation, the plugin creates seven pages and adds the necessary shortcodes in each of them.
Maybe you’ll want to change the page’s name, but that’s it.
The only thing that will add time is configuring custom fields, but the drag-and-drop account and registration form builder will make that very easy too.
Fewer options, more hooks
We got rid of many options but added enough filters and actions to make this plugin extremely extensible.
We use hooks and filters to extend the core plugin and integrate it with other plugins such as:
- GeoDirectory (integrated into the core plugin)
- WooCommerce (WooCommerce Users Profiles)
- bbPress (bbPress Users Profiles)
- Easy Digital Downloads (Easy Digital Downloads Users Profiles)
- WP Job Manager (WP Job Manager Users Profiles)
- MailChimp (MailChimp Newsletter Signup on User Registration)
The GeoDirectory integration, for example, will add tabs in the users’ profiles to allow them to see their listings, reviews, and favorites.
Obviously, it’ll also take over the registration and login forms.
The WooCommerce integration will instead add tabs in the users’ profiles to allow them to see their orders and product reviews.
Long story short, UsersWP and its add-ons allow users to interact better with the integrated plugin.
These are just a few of the plugins that we created premium add-ons for.
We also created a few other premium add-ons to extend the community side of websites, like:
- Private Messages
- Users Moderation
- Profile Progress
More will be built and released in the near future.
Other than premium extensions, we also created two free add-ons:
- reCAPTCHA (to protect website registration from bots)
- Social Login (to allow users to register with the Facebook App Login, for example)
GeoDirectory and UsersWP are integrated without the need for an add-on.
We hope you’ll like UsersWP and decide to make it your WordPress User Profile plugin of choice.
Should you have any feedback that you think will help us improve it, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us in the comments down below.
If instead, you find any bug, make sure to report it to our support team: https://userswp.io/support/