WordPress Member Directory Plugin (CMED) - Getting Started - Add Expert

Add an Expert

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To add new expert in the WordPress Member Directory plugin, navigate to Admin Dashboard → CM Expert Directory Pro → Add Expert.

You will be able to fill detailed information for your new expert.


Here we show the main sections of adding a profile.

  1. Name and overview
  2. Publications, education, experience
    1. Taxonomies - Index - Filters (Search, Taxonomies)
    2. Tags
    3. Additional Links and Fields Expert Page - Additional Links and Fields
    4. Address with Google Maps - Expert Page - Google Maps
    5. Social media links
Expert page example - WordPress Plugin for Member Directory
Expert page example

Expert Name

Enter an expert name in the provided box.

Adding title - WP Member Directory Plugin
Adding title

Expert Description

Write information about the expert in the provided boxes - Overview, Publications, Education and Experience. Add any media as well.

Field for Expert Overview - WordPress Employee Directory
Field for Expert Overview
Fields for Expert Publications, Education and Experience - WordPress Members Directory
Fields for Expert Publications, Education and Experience

Expert Tags

Enter values in the box provided to add tags to the expert.

Adding tags - WordPress Member Directory Plugin
Adding tags

Expert Categories

Check the boxes to add categories to the expert listing. Same for Expertise, Service and Language.

Adding categories - WordPress Staff Directory Plugin
Adding categories

Manage Products

Since the version 1.9.1 it is possible to sell the products from the Expert page by adding links to them.

To add a product, you need to:

  1. Enter the Product Name.
  2. Enter the URL that links to the product.
  3. Add Image of the product. There can be only one image per each product.
  4. Click Add New to create a new product.
  5. Click the X-button to delete the product.
Managing products - WordPress Plugin for Member Directory
Managing products

Result on the Front-end:

Result on the front-end - WP Member Directory Plugin
Result on the front-end

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.

Adding owner email - WordPress Employee Directory
Adding owner email

Subscription date

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.

Specifying the subscription date - WordPress Members Directory
Specifying the subscription date

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.
Adding expert information - WordPress Member Directory Plugin
Adding expert information

Expert Image

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. 

Adding expert image - WordPress Staff Directory Plugin
Adding expert image
  • 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.
Adding featured image - WordPress Plugin for Member Directory
Adding featured image
  • 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.

Promoting the expert - WP Member Directory Plugin
Promoting the expert

Expert Picture Gallery 

You can add as many pictures as necessary (feature added in version 1.3.1)

Adding picture gallery - WordPress Employee Directory
Adding picture gallery

Expert Videos

You can add as many videos as necessary (feature added in version 1.3.1)

Adding videos - WordPress Members Directory
Adding videos

Expert Address

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

Learn more: WordPress Member Directory Plugin (CMED) - Expert Page - Google Maps - CreativeMinds Products Documentation

Adding address - WordPress Member Directory Plugin
Adding address

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 WidgetNote: This feature was introduced in version 1.8.4. 

Adding additional information - WordPress Staff Directory Plugin
Adding additional information

Expert Documents

Upload documents related to that specific expert.

Adding documents - WordPress Plugin for Member Directory
Adding documents

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.

Additional text fields boxes - WP Member Directory Plugin
Additional text fields boxes

At the end of writing a new Expert scroll to the top and click on the Publish button.

Saving the changes - WordPress Employee Directory
Saving the changes

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