CM Expert Directory (CMED) - Getting Started - Add Expert
Add an Expert
Head to WP Admin Dashboard → CM Expert Directory Pro → Add Expert.
You will be able to fill detailed information for your new expert.
SummaryHere we show the main sections of adding a profile.
Enter an expert name in the provided box.
Write information about the expert in the provided boxes - Overview, Publications, Education and Experience. Add any media as well.
Up: Field for Expert Overview.
Up: Fields for Expert Publications, Education and Experience.
Enter values in the box provided to add tags to the expert.
Check the boxes to add categories to the expert listing. Same for Expertise, Service and Language.
Expert Page Owner Email
Requires the Community Add-on.
Enter an email for the owner of the expert page. This will also be used when the expert will be claimed by someone. If you don't have the owner's email, leave it empty. Once an email appears in this field, the expert is defined as claimed.
This feature was added in version 1.2.2.
You can set and edit the expert's subscription date. It is useful for expert's renewing payments. Learn more about Renew Expert Payments Settings.
Expert Position and Additional Links
Here you need to feel a few fields:
- Company - Enter the name of the company (optionally). This feature was introduced in version 1.7.0.
- Position - Enter the expert's job position.
- You can also add additional links if you have defined them in the plugin settings. Additional links can be customized based on your needs.
Add an expert image. The image size must follow the defined size for the image which is 400 by 400 px. You can restrict the setting to only accept the defined image size and reject bigger images.
- Set picture as featured image - Starting from version 1.6.6, you can also set it as the featured image. Optionally, you can set a different file as a featured image from the Featured Image metabox on the right panel.
- Set picture from featured image - Starting from version 1.8.3, you can set featured image as a profile picture. If the featured picture is already set, you just need to check the option Set picture from featured image and click the button Publish / Update.
Promote Expert in Search Results
The Promoted option display the expert always at the top of every search results including on the related expert list. Check this if you want to highlight a certain expert.
Expert Picture Gallery
You can add as many pictures as necessary (feature added in version 1.3.1)
You can add as many videos as necessary (feature added in version 1.3.1)
Add an expert address for the expert listing and check the box to include the address on Google Maps. Setting the expert as virtual will hide both the map and the address option.
Showing Google Maps
If you want the Google map to show in the expert page you need to enter the API keys
Expert Contact Information
Enter values in the boxes provided for Expert Contact Information. Any input field which will not have a value in it will not be shown on the expert page (also the label).
You can also Hide WhatsApp widget for this expert to override default settings. Learn more about WhatsApp Widget. Note: This feature was introduced in version 1.8.4.
Upload documents related to that specific expert.
Expert Additional Information
You can also add additional custom fields if you have defined them in the plugin settings. Additional fields can be customized based on your needs.
Below: Additional Text Fields boxes.
At the end of writing a new Expert scroll to the top and click on the Publish button.