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 normally belong in a membership plugin.
Don’t get me wrong, they are great, but provide far too many options for anyone that 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 exactly what it offers:
The free plugin can be downloaded here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/userswp/
A lightweight WordPress User Profile plugin
In some websites, user profiles and the users 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 profile are not as important as the listings or the search engine of the directory.
We created UsersWP for this second category, for e-commerce websites, directories, magazines where the users profiles and users interactions are important, but not the core of the business.
Less than 5 minutes setup
Our main objective with UsersWP was to make it simple, if WordPress takes less than 5 minutes to install and setup, the user management plugin shouldn’t take more. In fact it probably takes less than 2 minutes to configure UsersWP.
There are literally a hands full of options. We took many decisions to make the system less confusing for users. The initial setup could be ideal for a very large number of websites.
After install, the plugin create 7 pages and adds the necessary shortcodes in each of them. Maybe you’ll want to change the pages 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.
Less options more hooks
We got rid of a lot of options, but we added enough filters and actions to make this plugin as extensible as it gets.
We use hooks and filters to extend the core plugin and integrate it with other plugins such as:
- Easy Digital Downloads
- WP Job Manager
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 take over the registration and login forms. The WooCommerce integration instead will 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 better interact with the integrated plugin.
These are just few of the plugins that we create premium add-ons for. We also created 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:
- Social Login
GeoDirectory members are getting the UsersWP GeoDirectory Add-on for free as part of their Membership on this website.
We hope you’ll like UsersWP and you’ll 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 in the support forum : https://userswp.io/support/