Guide to Custom User Profiles & Member Directories

AccessAlly includes a built in feature that allows you to create a searchable member directory that showcases custom user profiles. This is a powerful feature that can be used solely for your logged-in members… or as a public-facing directory that you show to the general public.

This Guide will walk you through each step of the setup process, and link out to the corresponding in-depth tutorials so you can get your own member directory designed and set up in no time.

Step 1: Set Up User Profiles

When using AccessAlly’s searchable Member Directory, you can customize what information is shown in the profiles that appear in the search.

Learn how to set up your user profiles in this tutorial: How to Set Up Profile Pages (For Use With Member Directories)

Step 2: Create Filters

When you’re setting up a searchable Member directory, it is possible to designate who appears in the search. This tutorial will show you how to set up filters for your searchable member directory.

An example use case of this feature is if you wish members to be able to search the directory by location… in which case you would set up filters so that the searcher can simply check which location (State, Province, etc.) they’d like to see results for.

Learn how to create these filters in this tutorial: How To Set Up the Filters For Your Searchable Member Directory

Step 3: Create Your Searchable Directory

Finally, it’s time to put all the pieces together and configure the directory itself. Here you can customize the appearance of search results, add your filters from Step 2, and create a beautiful member directory page.

Learn how with this tutorial: How to Create A Searchable User Directory for Your Membership Site

Updated on February 1, 2018

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