installed members directory and no members page was created

I just installed this plug in and the directions say: “It should auto create a page called “members” on your main blog where anyone can search through all your users (except for those that opted out using your Privacy options).”

The plug in did not create a page. Any idea’s on what the problem might be?

On a side note; you should consider better documentation and maybe some video’s that would help users install and use your products more effectively. Video’s that are relevant to show how to ‘best’ use the theme’s and plug-ins, not video’s that simply show you how to fill in boxes. Maybe a map that would show how the css boxes relate to the theme for example would be extremely helpful.

Thank you,

  • DavidM
    • DEV MAN’s Mascot

    Hi suziwilson,

    Could you let us know which version of WordPress you’re using?

    Also, the plugin only works with Multisite currently. Did you have Multisite enabled? Here’s a bit more info on that in case you’re not so familiar with it.

    https://premium.wpmudev.org/wpmu-manual/wordpress-wordpress-mu-and-wordpress-multisite/

    Also, thanks for your feedback regarding videos. We really are working on that, in order to make everything as easy as possible to understand and use.

    Thanks,

    David

  • DavidM
    • DEV MAN’s Mascot

    Ah, thanks you for the details suziwilson!

    I believe the issue is that you’ve got BuddyPress activated. You actually wouldn’t need this plugin when using BuddyPress as BuddyPress provides a members list itself.

    More than that, BuddyPress uses the ‘members’ slug/url, so I’m guessing that’s the reason the page couldn’t be created.

    Is the BuddyPress members list not quite what you need though?

  • suziwilson
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    I do have it turned on. That is exactly my problem.

    I have the following selected under Home Page featured content settings:

    Pick your featured content section type: SLIDESHOW

    Slideshow speed: 3000

    Number of posts: Unlimited

    Category for your slideshow: slideshow (there are seven posts with this category)

    Display size: MEDIUM

    Is there something more?

    What page template should the page use? Does this matter?

    Thank you.

  • suziwilson
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    Hey David,

    I have uninstalled buddypress, uninstalled members directory and re-installed it. Still no “MEMBERS” page.

    I need to be able to filter members based on their location and “category”. For example; I have a category of mental health professionals, physical fitness professionals, etc.

    I want people to be able to select a specialty and find specialists based on their area.

    Do you have any suggestions?

    Thank you

  • DavidM
    • DEV MAN’s Mascot

    Hi suziwilson,

    My sincere apologies for the delay here. I actually thought I responded on this already but seems the reply didn’t actually get posted, possible internet connection issue in this case.

    And I believe the issue actually has to do with this plugin not being BuddyPress compatible, whereas you’ve got BuddyPress active on your site. However, BuddyPress does already have a very robust member listing.

    Also, the items you mentioned would indeed require some degree of custom development to achieve, with both BuddyPress and utilizing Members Directory.

    Hopefully that’s working out well for you at this point though.

    -David

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