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Faculty, Staff and Student - Campus Directory

Campus Directory Higher Education Edition provides search and display capabilities for faculty, staff and student information

Campus Directory Higher Education edition offers extensive search capabilities for academic people supporting faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduate students. A responsive search form is provided in addition to faculty, staff and student profile pages. Faculty profile pages includes support staff and advisee listings. Student pages may include advisor(s) links. Staff pages may include supported faculty listings.

Grid and stacked views for academic people

Faculty, staff and students can be displayed in grid or stacked view. The archive view can be modified to support single, two column or three column layouts. Although most academic information is supported, you can add custom fields in profiles and display them in the frontend and/or search form offering interesting possibilities.

To display 3 column archive view, add the following code - works in most cases - in your theme's style.css and adjust(height:400px) based on your data

.emd_person.type-emd_person div.emd-person .panel-body{height:400px;}
div.emd-container .well-left,div.emd-container .well-left+div{width:100%}
div.emd-container .segment-block {text-align: center;}

To display 2 column archive view, add the following code in your theme's style.css and adjust(height:230px) based on your data

.emd_person.type-emd_person div.emd-person .panel-body{height:230px;}

Customization through plugin settings

Campus Directory Higher Education edition is designed to minimize theme related conflicts and offers ability to set page template for profile, archive and taxonomy views without modifying your theme's template files through the plugin settings page. Profile, archive or taxonomy pages can be sidebar on left, right and full-width.

In addition, any field, taxonomy or relationship(support staff-supported faculty, advisor-advisee) can be enabled, disabled (removed from backend and frontend) or hidden from the frontend only from the plugin settings. Search form fields can be enabled or disabled selectively.

The plugin comes with EMD Widget area which can be used to put and display sidebar widgets on plugin's profile, archive and taxonomy pages. The location of the widget area can be adjusted in the plugin settings.

Security and Spam Protection

Extensive security features and spam protection are provided out-of-the-box. Emails fields are protected against harvesting. Search form is protected against many types of attacks. If your institution requires the search form access to logged in users only, the frontend login and/or registration forms can be enabled from plugin settings form tab asking users to login/register.

Easy to use

You can use the setup assistant to create search form and people grid pages automatically. To recreate missing pages, you can use the button on plugin settings tools tab.


The following is not an exhaustive list:

  • Display faculty in a responsive grid. Change faculty keyword to staff, graduate-student, undergraduate-student display others

[people_grid filter="attr::emd_person_type::is::faculty;"]

  • Display faculty of an academic area.Change faculty keyword to staff, graduate-student, undergraduate-student display others.

[people_grid filter="attr::emd_person_type::is::faculty;tax::person_area::is::PUT-IN-TAXONOMY-SLUG-HERE;"]

  • Display faculty researching on one to many academic topics. Please note that we're separating taxonomy slugs with comma.

[people_grid filter="tax::person_rareas::is::TAX-SLUG1,TAX-SLUG2,TAX-SLUG3;"]

  • Display only certain post ids

[people_grid filter="misc::post_id::in::POSTID,POSTID2,POSTID3;"]

  • Display advisee of a faculty

[people_grid filter="rel::supervisor::is::FACULTY-POSTID;"]

  • Display list of support staff for a faculty

[people_grid filter="rel::support_staff::is::FACULTY-POSTID;"]

Intro Video

Campus Directory Pro

Unified information repository for higher education organizations offering multi-dimensional academic catalog search and management. Campus Directory Pro integrates people, courses, locations and publications.

Campus Directory Plugin page

Campus Directory Pro Demo Site

Plugin Documentation

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Author eMarket Design
Contributors emarket-design, safiye
Tags campus, college, directory, faculty, faculty search, highed, higher education, staff, student, university
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    Faculty, staff and student profile pages

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    Contextually colored faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students archive and taxonomy pages

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    Academic people listing in the admin area

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    Extensive templating options are available without modifying theme files in the plugin settings

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    Ajax powered, responsive, customizable search form for faculty, staff and students

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    Search results view. After search query submission the search form fades away.

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    You can limit access to the search form by logged-in users only through plugin settings

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    Easy academic profile creation in the backend

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    EMD CSV Import Export extension provides bulk import/export/sync of academic profiles from CSV files

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    EMD vCard extension allows downloading of academic profile in vCard format

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    Academic profile archives can be displayed in single, two and three column layouts. It shows single column for screen size less than 480px

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    People grid can be customized to display the academic profile segments

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    Campus Directory Pro -- Unified information repository for higher education organizations offering multi-dimensional academic catalog search and management -- Most advanced and comprehensive Campus Directory solution ever built for WordPress -- Click for demo

The simplest way to install is to click on 'Plugins' then 'Add' and type 'Campus Directory' in the search field.

Manual Installation Type 1

  • Login to your website and go to the Plugins section of your admin panel.
  • Click the Add New button.
  • Under Install Plugins, click the Upload link.
  • Select the plugin zip file from your computer then click the Install Now button.
  • You should see a message stating that the plugin was installed successfully.
  • Click the Activate Plugin link.

Manual Installation Type 2

  • You should have access to the server where WordPress is installed. If you don't, see your system administrator.
  • Copy the plugin zip file up to your server and unzip it somewhere on the file system.
  • Copy the "campus-directory" folder into the /wp-content/plugins directory of your WordPress installation.
  • Login to your website and go to the Plugins section of your admin panel.
  • Look for "Campus Directory" and click Activate.


  • Initial release
Version 1.0.0

Requires WordPress version: 4.5 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 22 Dec 2016

Date Added: 22 Dec 2016

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