[User Profile and Account plugin] New plugin request

I cannot stand Buddy Press and I really would love a User Profile plugin by WPMUDEV.
My current go-to plugin for this is https://ultimatemember.com
I use them on every site that I need user login/logout and profiles.

I feel if WPMUDEV has their own, there could be so many integrations with your current plugins: Memberships2, MarketPress, Appointments+, Events+, etc.
Almost all these plugins offer their own INDEPENDENT login/profile solutions, but none integrate together.

Ultimate Member current offers a Profile Page and an Account Page.
I would love to see everything that they offer.
The profile should be an optional 'Toggle On' feature for websites that only need an ACCOUNT page for users to manage their account details, such as email and password
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The ACCOUNT PAGE
Memberships 2:
Show membership status and plans to upgrade, etc.

Memberships 2, MarketPress, Appointments+, Events+:
Shipping/Billing address. Credit Card details connected with chosen payment processors. All connected together.

Memberships 2, MarketPress, Appointments+, Events+:
Show previous orders/payments

Hustle:
Manage/Opt-in/Opt-out of subscriptions
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The PROFILE page:
Events+: Show upcoming enrolled events

Appointments+: Show upcoming scheduled appointments
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I think you get the idea

  • Adam Czajczyk
    • Support Gorilla

    Hello Nathan

    I hope you're well today and thank you for sharing this idea!

    Certainly, BuddyPress seems to be one of the most popular solutions of that kind at the moment. It's quite complex with years of development behind it but I can actually understand why you might not be particularly "in love" with it. It does have it "quirks" and "downsides" indeed :slight_smile:

    While I'm not aware of any plans of creating such plugin in a foreseeable future, it still sounds like a good idea and something interesting to do :slight_smile: Let's keep this feature request open and hopefully more Members of our Community will vote for that then.

    Best regards,
    Adam

  • jetmac
    • Recruit

    WPMU already has this, though it is rarely used now and (largely) fallen out of favor. There were multiple plugins created to enable more social aspects outside of BuddyPress, but have fallen by the wayside (I suspect) as a result of BuddyPress' maturity.

    https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/avatars/
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/members-directory/
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/friends/
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/communities/
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/users-widget/
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/blogs-directory/

    Personally, I would be looking at the new BuddyPress 3.0 (with Nouveau Template Pack) and encourage WPMU for make their existing plugins (Appointments+, etc) work with the new module system being incorporated into BP3.0

    If you don't activate the Activity, Groups, etc modules and only have Members active in BP, it will get you largely where you want to go. Provided WPMU invests in BuddyPress compatibility.

    Personally, I would love to see a richer front-end profile experience in BuddyPress that could be used more towards business applications (ie appointments, courses, product orders, membership, mailing lists, etc, etc). Currently, no one has developed BuddyPress in this way. A few services, like WooCommerce, Gravity View, BuddyForms, etc have touched on this but not to any great extent.

    • Nathan
      • Getting there

      Yes I've seen these, but these would be for more if I were creating a social networking site.
      And as you see, they seem kind of outdated and redundant if BP and UM could simply do the same exact things AND provide profile and account settings.

      Personally, I would love to see a richer front-end profile experience in BuddyPress that could be used more towards business applications (ie appointments, courses, product orders, membership, mailing lists, etc, etc). Currently, no one has developed BuddyPress in this way. A few services, like WooCommerce, Gravity View, BuddyForms, etc have touched on this but not to any great extent.

      This is the exact direction I am pointing out.

  • Nathan
    • Getting there

    Maybe, once WPMU integrates all their plugins together, there will be an option to have shortcodes (thats shortcakes according to my autocorrect) for the features I am looking for.

    Ultimate Member (UM) allows me to add completely customized tabs and content to profiles and account pages using my mu-plugins/functions.php file. Currently I have a website using UM and M2. I am able to add my own custom tab with the users M2 details.

    So, if and when WPMU integrates their plugin together, we can have an option to do the following (either by shortcodes or PHP) (Features in main post)
    I assume shortcodes or PHP could help easier, since integrating with so many social profiles could be a lot of work.

    So a general shortcode (or PHP) for:
    Payment profiles
    M2 details
    Events+ Enrolled events
    Appointment+ Appointments
    Hustle opt-in/out (although not needed for me since it is integrated with UM)
    ...and more

    I've tested BP 3.0 and I am still not impressed. The only new feature I see is the Nouveau Template, which does nothing to what I am actually looking for.

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