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Metaphor Members


This is not a membership plugin.

Create individual posts to display information about the members or your organization. Includes a shortcode to generate a grid based archive of your members.

The Member post type includes the following fields:

  • Basic content editor
  • Featured image
  • Member title
  • *Contact info – Unlimited title/desciption fields
  • *Social links – Unlimited list of social site icons/links
  • *Social links target
  • *Twitter handle – Add the member’s Twitter handle

*Use these fields in conjuction with Metaphor Widgets to display this info on each single Member post sidebar.

Member Archive Shortcode

* posts_per_age – Set the number of members to display per page. Default: 9.
* columns – Set the number of columns in the grid. Default: 3.
* excerpt_length – The length of the post excerpt. This will max out at the set excerpt length of your theme. Default: 80.
* excerpt_more – The display of the ‘more’ link of the excerpt. Wrap text in curly brackets to create a permalink to the post. Default: &hellip.
* assets – Set the order of the archive post assets. Set as a string with assets separated by commas. Available assets are: thumbnail name social title excerpt. Default: thumbnail,name,social,title,excerpt.

Shortcode Examples


[mtphr_members_archive posts_per_page="6" columns="4" excerpt_length="200" excerpt_more="{View info}" assets="thumbnail,name,excerpt"]


  1. Upload mtphr-members directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Where is the documentation

Documentation is coming soon!


2017 ལོའི་ཟླ 2 ཚེས 7 ཉིན། 1 reply
Complete waste of TIME!!!!!!! The output that was generated after I spent 15 minutes configuring the crap was ridiculous and look like a 4th grader developed it for his homework. I can design something better than this, what a complete waste of TIME!!!!!!!
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བྱས་རྗེས་འཇོག་མཁན། & གསར་འབྱེད་པ།

“Metaphor Members” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • File organization
  • Bug fix in metabox scripts
  • STILL WORKING ON THIS – Bug fix for shortcode generator


  • Updated shortcode generator scripts


  • Fixed errors in Widget overrides


  • Fixed add_query_arg() and remove_query_arg() usage


  • Added Italian translation files


  • Made sure page is singular before attempting to filter Metaphor Widget


  • Added plugin to GitHub


  • Removed post type restriction of data display output
  • Now requires Metaphor Widgets to be installed & activated for some custom meta
  • Admin CSS Updates


  • Modified metabox code for easier manipulation
  • Additional actions & filters in metabox code
  • Added “mtphr_members_info_meta” filter
  • Added “mtphr_members_info_metabox_middle” action
  • Added “mtphr_members_widgets_metabox_middle” action


  • Updated menu icon to dash-icon
  • Updated settings page code
  • Converted some member attributes to require Metaphor Widgets
  • Added member attribute display functions
  • New shortcodes
  • Added shortcode generator capabilities
  • Integrated WPML for multi-language sites


  • Added setting for post type “public” attribute
  • Added setting for post type “has_archive” attribute


  • Added full content option for archive excerpt (use “excerpt_length = -1”)


  • Added contact info option to archive shortcode
  • Added “disable permalinks” option to archive shortcode
  • Broke down functions for member asset display


  • Added clearfix class to article wrapper
  • Modified the archive excerpt code
  • Added taxonomy query args to archive permalinks
  • Re-ordered social links alphabetically


  • Replaced social icon sprites with custom social font.
  • PHP & CSS adjustments made due to implementation of custom font.
  • Fixed localization script.


  • Bug fix for auto widget removal.


  • Added member category taxonomy.
  • Updated archive shortcode to filter by categories.
  • Updated Metaphor Widget Overrides to remove unused widgets.


  • Updated css classes for responsive and non-responsive site.
  • Added filter to set responsiveness.


  • Added respond.js to add media queries for older browsers.


  • Initial upload of Metaphor Members.