It’s November 8, 2013, version 1.0 of the Name Directory WordPress Plugin was released into the wild, on the WordPress plugins directory. It has been a fun time since then. The Name Directory is a plugin for WordPress which enables the user to create a directory of any kind, more like a glossary. In hindsight, a name with ‘glossary’ might have been better, but users seem to find it.
The Name Directory started as a “feature request” from my wife for her website ParkietenVilla, where she wanted to give visitors suggestions for naming their little bird, and allowing visitors to submit their own.
This is still the base of the plugin. Over the years it has been extended with some new options and import/export features, a search bar and some other stuff.
If you want to see how Name Directory has been put into production, you can find some different examples and applications here:
- ParkietenVilla Budgy Name suggestions (the original)
- Skill glossary
- Whakapapa club – Maori Genealogy Site, with lots of Name Directories
- Alabama Orthopaedic Society – Member list
- Convertus – Paid Search Terms
- SBS ShopRI – Vendor List
- Coin Collector Blog
If you need help with the plugin, you can always ask your question in the WordPress Plugin Support Forum for Name Directory.
I can also help you if you need custom work done, like extra columns, picture uploads or styling, please contact me and we can work something out.